For those working the dream…

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To be in passionate pursuit of a dream is a gift. And also a worry. Will I be good enough? Can I handle the reality of the call? Is this life really for me?

It’s a blessing given with a tag of obedience. Yes, radical obedience, that at times looks like stress.

But in hot pursuit of the calling, we continue to walk. Forward. Engaging in every step to the fullest of our ability. Negotiating the price to a mere portion of what we may afford out of our love banks. Requesting just a few more days, a few more hours, to prepare. But the righteous step out in faith and go forward.

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way. (Psalms 37:23 NASB)

Her steps driven by the very feet of God who blazes a trail on the path before her.

She takes each step with pride, not of her own ability, but the One who set her free. Surely if He has accomplished such grave unbinding wonders, He is capable of even more than this. And so she walks the trail that follows Him wherever it might lead. Trusting in the hand that pulls from graves.

Surely He is capable of even more than this. More than we could ever ask or imagine. And so radical obedience becomes radically blessed at the hands and feet of nail scarred limbs. Ready. Waiting to walk in the gaps. The places where obedience might falter or look strange and daunting. He stands the gap. And she walks. Courageously motivated by the will of her amazing Father in heaven.

The one who breaks it all. All the chains. Just for the sake of making her new. She rises with passion in her purpose and inches one step closer to who He has called her to be. She is radically obedient. And He calls her radically blessed.

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  1. Brenda says

    Your words have spoken right to me. I am going to pray over them and tuck them into my heart. They are just what I needed to read. I’m excitingly preparing for my baptism that will happening tomorrow and will be calling upon your words for additional encouragement.

    Thanks for sharing !!

    • Courtney says

      Congrats on taking the next step! I got baptized three weeks ago and when I came out the water, I felt brand new! I pray that you will be refreshed and ready for the amazing life God has for you!

  2. says

    Stephanie… I’m new to your blog (I found you during a “Blog Hop” with the “Yes to God” P31 OBS ~Yay!!) but what a blessing you are!! You are such a gifted writer!! THIS post is packed FULL of God’s message to us. What touched my heart the most (if I had to pick just a couple sentences) were:
    “And so she walks the trail that follows Him wherever it might lead. Trusting in the hand that pulls from graves.” {WOW!! I can just SEE our Lord with THERE, with out-stretched hand, and YES~ I want to follow THAT Hand wherever He leads!!!}… and,
    “And so radical obedience becomes radically blessed at the hands and feet of nail scarred limbs.” {I can’t WAIT to experience that radical blessing that follows radical obedience!!}
    Thank you for sharing your blessing with all of us!! I enjoy your blog so much! 🙂

  3. Courtney says

    Stephanie! AMAZING! Oh, I needed this word this morning! I feel The Lord tugging on my heart and wanting more from me…. He just hasn’t revealed what! As Brenda stated, your message aligns with the commitment she’s about to make, and the one I made 3 weeks ago! Although I was baptized as a teen, I want to do it again to show God I understand the commitment and I’m ready! I have no idea where this journey will lead; but I don’t worry about God is my guide! I just need to be an obedient student!

    http://youtu.be/_6sdtDTFKbc

  4. says

    “Her steps driven by the very feet of God who blazes a trail on the path before her.” Mmmm. That is a powerful line. Thanks Stephanie.

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