In 2016 You Will Need To Be… Proactive


adj. creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

Being open to new relationships and new opportunities means someone will have to take the first step. In 2016, you need to be proactive. You need to take the first step. 

If you are waiting for a sign from God before stepping out, don’t. This is your sign. Hear God’s word to you, “Be proactive. Step out of the boat. Be brave.”

Taking the first step will mean asking for and extending forgiveness, requesting help or making an offer. Typically you may like to hang back and wait but if you do you will be left behind. 

Be proactive. Take the first step.

What if Abraham didn’t pack up and leave Haran?

What if Joseph didn’t reach out in forgiveness?

What if Moses ignored the burning bush?

What if David didn’t ask questions of who would fight the giant Goliath?

What if Esther didn’t fast and pray?

What if Bartemaeus didn’t call out, “Son of David, have mercy on me”?

What if Peter ignored the man sitting by Gate Beautiful?

What if Father didn’t take the first step toward you?

Someone always has to take the first step. In 2016, let it be you.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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