How to Move Forward in Faith

When the future is unknown, remember that God is known, so let prayer guide you.

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Posted in , Jan 10, 2018

Looking for a way forward

Do you find yourself stuck and unable to move forward in your work or personal life? If so, you are not alone. Many people find themselves in this situation at one time or another. This is especially common in the beginning of a new year. Everyone is in such a rush to better themselves this time of year, that when no progress is made, we feel discouraged and fixed in place. There are many reasons why we can feel stuck, including: fear, uncertainty and doubt.

New York Times bestselling author and public speaker, Tim Sanders, says, “If you risk failure, then you also risk success.” The only way to succeed is by trying, and if we fail, we must try again. Therefore, we must not fear taking risks in life.

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Sometimes, the uncertainty of what lies ahead prevents us from moving forward. Yet, ironically, none of us know what tomorrow will bring. During World War II, Corrie Ten Boom’s family harbored hundreds of Jews to protect them from the Nazi authorizes. Betrayed by a Dutch citizen, her entire family was imprisoned for their actions. Corrie survived imprisonment and went on to share her story with the world. She wrote, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

In addition to fears and uncertainty holding us back, doubts can too. We must have faith in ourselves and in what God can do for us and through us. “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and receives the impossible,” said Corrie. When in doubt, pray. Your prayer can push through the muddy waters of doubt and lead you in a new direction.

Lord, help us face our doubts, fears and uncertainties and move forward in faith.

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