Happy Tuesday everyone! I was up early and recorded a new episode on my Anchor podcast this morning and so I wanted to share some excerpts from the show! I titled the podcast On The Edge because it was on my heart to talk about being on the edge of either getting ready to dive into the deep end, or already finding yourself in the deep end and having to navigate through deeper waters with God. Here are a few excerpts from today’s podcast –
“What are some of the characteristics/signs of being in the deep end of the pool or ocean with God?
– Unfamiliar terrain
– Being out of your comfort zone
– Being aware of carving out your own path
– A feeling that God is pushing you to go places that you don’t feel ready for.”
If you are experiencing any of these things, or a combination of them, God might be inviting you to go deeper with Him! Here is another excerpt from the podcast…
“I want to encourage you to trust that if God has brought you to the edge of the deep end, and you are feeling a push to dive in that God really has it! Trust that, even if you aren’t feeling fully ready, God has taken you out of the kiddie pool for a reason and that it is time to dive into the deep end with Him. Even though it might feel scary and even overwhelming, trust that the kiddie pool is just not going to satisfy or fulfill you anymore and that God really does know what He is doing! Trust that we really are built for those deeper waters with God”!
I don’t use the word trust here lightly at all because I really do understand how overwhelming and scary it can be to take a leap of faith into the unknown! It will most likely mean, on some level, a loss not only of the familiar, but also a loss of control! In this last excerpt from the podcast I am sharing, I encourage anyone who is going through this right now to be especially kind and patient with themselves…
“And so whether you might be feeling like you are just now standing on the edge of the deep end, or you have already taken the plunge, like I feel I have, I just want to encourage you to remain as sensitive and aware of God’s Spirit and voice as you can…I want to encourage you to be kind and patient with yourself because the deep end is foreign to us and we will be in as yet, unchartered territory!”
I hope this has blessed you and if you would like to hear more I hope you can tune into the podcast!