This morning I had the honor of attending the first "Stepping Out" Ladies Conference in Lake City. What a blessing to be among 20 or so women of faith, all from different backgrounds and denominations, but with the unbreakable thread of the Holy One linking us together.
My sister/friend Sue was asked to speak at this year's conference and I was so proud to be there to hear her. Now I'm gonna brag a little bit...she did a great job! Her message was entitled "Stepping out for God" and Psalm 119:132 was the focal verse...'Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.'
Sue spoke about the many steps we each take in our lives, and she also included 5 suggestions before stepping out for God...
1. know where your going
2. know why your going
3. know the dress code Eph 6:13-18 armor of God
4. know what's holding you back
5. know your potential through Jesus Christ
and Sue also asked us this question...
"What would you do for Jesus if you knew you could not fail?"
what would I do?
what is holding me back?
what am I afraid of?
It's alot to think and pray about. I like to think that I don't let my fears and 'what ifs' hold me back from being all for Jesus, but truly I think I do. I let fears and strongholds keep me from stepping out and being all that He desires me to be. That's a hard one to admit...
So I have to ask myself, what steps am I taking right now? Which direction am I headed in?