Stepping up and stepping out.

So this weekend has been an amazing one. I was at 2017’s Big church day out for the last day, and it was brilliant. As someone who loves to worship through song (see last weeks blog for more on that Music will be my prayer.) it is a must attend event! However it’s what happened there that made me want to write this weeks post.

I am a fairly big fan of the band Gungor. So as soon i found out they’d be playing i knew i had to listen to them. So as i got to the main stage ( i was a little late in getting to them) one of my favorite of their songs  (I am mountain in case you were wondering) started, which in its self was brilliant, the whole set was in fact, (the highlight for me was singing the song “free” as the heavens opened, it was such a powerful moment for me to sing “we’ll all be free” as it poured down upon us!) and i was praying i’d get the chance to talk to them in person. But because it was the main stage this didn’t happen.

So i continued enjoying my day, but i was drawn to the tent known as “kingdom come”. It was a place where the worship leaders were not announced along side times. The idea being you don’t go to this place to see someone you like but to worship Jesus! So i stayed till the end, and the last leaders were none other than Gungor. So as i was worshiping, the lord gave me a picture, and i knew it was for Michael (the male leader) so i waited till the end of their set. At this point i was talking myself out of it, thinking “last thing he wants to do is talk to someone like you” and if i’m honest, i nearly walked out, but before i knew it, i was walking towards him (thank you lord) and told him about this picture, and it turned it was relevant! After this happened i managed to get a picture with him. Which made my day!luke
I’m sharing this not because i want to make out that i’m somehow a man who forgets all fear when it comes to talking to others about God, even if they already know the Lord. Because i couldn’t stop shaking if i’m honest, i was incredibly nervous, i almost didn’t say anything to him, i almost just left without uttering a word. I’m sharing this to show you how important it is to step up and step out.

This isn’t easy, i know that, of course i do. I’m one of the most socially awkward people you could meet. I find it hard to have conversations with friends, let alone strangers. But that’s the beauty of God, he uses anyone willing to be used. All you have to do is be willing to step out, not out of some need to show how blessed you are, or how great you are, but to show how good God is!

Stepping up to God’s call on your life isn’t about you, or me, or anyone else. It’s about telling the Lord “Father, i love you, and i want people to see you in my life, and i want to love you with all my being” and stepping out is putting that into practice.

That’s easy to say i know, “just step out in faith, it’s not a big deal” and i’d be lying if said i’d always stepped out when i felt called to do so, but that’s exactly why i’m telling you this dear reader. Don’t make the same mistake i have in the past, the Father doesn’t give you more than you can handle, he loves you as his child, and only wants what is best for you, and that’s him.

It’s important that we as the people of God, step up to what the good Lord has asked of us, no matter what others may think of us because of it, a step for someone can be a leap for another. It doesn’t matter if it’s something as simple as talking to someone, or doing a good deed. Can you imagine if we all stepped out in our faith, what a difference that we’d make as the people of the Lord on this world? It’d be beautiful.

That’s why my challenge to you this week is to listen to what God wants you to do, and no matter how hard that may be, be willing to step up to his call for you, this goes for me too, please let me know either in the comments, in the facebook group (which you can find a link to Here) or on twitter Here i’d love to hear from you. And as always

Thank you for reading and May God Bless you.

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