How to step boldly into the future …
One of the primary things that paralyzes us from moving forward into the future God wants to lead us into is our stubborn refusal to move until we have everything we think we need to succeed.
God often does NOT equip us for life’s journey in advance, but rather day by day, if not even step by step.
It’s kind of like the story of Jesse Pullen, a converted drunk. One day, as he tried to lead an old companion to Christ, the man expressed the fear that he would not hold out. Pullen said to him, “I’m the engine man on a little steamboat during the summer. I don’t wait until I get up enough steam to carry me across the lake before I start. I would blow the boat all to pieces if I did. When I get about 20 pounds of steam up, I call out to the captain, ‘Alright, go ahead!’ Down in the hold I have plenty of coal. As fast as we use up the steam, we make more, and so we go across the lake.”
His friend saw the point.
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me,” John 14:1.