My 6-year-old LOVES football and wants to play in the NFL someday. We play catch in the backyard pretty often and run a variety of routes, but at some point, he will always want to "go long" where he tries to see how far I can throw and he can still make the catch.
We talk a lot in church about taking steps of faith. Abraham took a BIG step of faith when he left his home and set out for the promised land. Moses took a BIG step of faith when he trusted God and went back to Egypt to set his people free. Peter took a BIG step of faith when he got out of the boat and walked on water to Jesus.
We are tempted to take little baby steps of faith. We might ask God for a good parking space or nice weather tomorrow...and while these aren't bad prayers; they aren't big prayers.
So why not "go long"? Don't just look for the easy steps, the ones you could probably do on your own or even if you don't get them, it's not a big deal...no trust God with something BIG.
Do you feel called to missions? Have you always had a heart to reach the lost but feel unqualified? Are you passionate to serve the poor? Those might feel too BIG for you...GOOD!! Go long and trust God with it! Take that step of faith and see that the Lord is good!
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