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Isaiah 43:18-19

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Are you in a growth spurt?  Do you feel yourself in a season of change? Is God telling you that you need to go to the next level?

I know I am answering yes to this. Things are shifting right now. God is on the move and we have to be ready to grow and go!  We can’t just sit on our hands and do nothing.

I was that person for a long time: too timid to step out of my comfort zone. But I had a word spoken over me a couple years ago at a retreat. A dear friend and mentor said to me, “You need to let go of that fear, step out and do what the Lord is calling you to do.”

Did I jump right in? No, it took awhile, because the enemy was in my ear telling me that I would probably mess up.

Hebrews 6:10-11:

“Everything you do in your journey of self-improvement, including serving others in love, matters to God. He wants you to be diligent in meeting others’ needs as well as managing your own. God doesn’t want you only focusing on yourself but growing in Christlikeness as you give back to others.”

We must be obedient to God. He doesn’t just put us somewhere random, He knows our strengths and where we can serve him best. We might not think we can do it… But God.

We must constantly grow in our walk with the Lord. We can’t be the one that sits in the background all the time. We have to branch out and grow in our faith, prayers, the word, understanding, and our stewardship to him.

I see so many people that sit back and say ‘that’s not for me’ or ‘nope not happening.’ But just think how the Father loves watching us grow in our callings.

So, I am asking you… Are you ready to grow and go?

I hope this blog will encourage someone today. It’s not easy but you have to at least try.

Always remember never let your cup be empty. ☕️

Lou Ann Virden is the author of the blog Farmhouse, Coffee and Jesus. She is very active in her church. She volunteers in the food pantry, usher/greeter team, and cleaning crew. She is on the prayer team, is over the sound room team, and she writes the newsletter for her church. Lou Ann and her husband Donnie will be relaunching The Refuge 180 Evangelism Ministry. They have been married for over 40 years. They live on her husband’s family farm with their dog Hunter. In the summer they are busy canning what they harvest from their garden. Her hobbies include going to the beach, reading, camping, and serving however she can. She hopes that her blogs inspires someone that might be dealing with a similar situation.

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