Step Out In Faith

By Sandy Kirby Quandt

Fourteen years ago, Pilot received word he was transferring from working on Space Shuttles at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to sitting in the Mission Control Room of Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where he would work with astronauts on board the International Space Station.

Life was in flux.

As we approached the anniversary of our move, I thought of someone who made a much greater move. Abraham. Husband of Sarah. Father of Ishmael and Issac.

Father of the Arabs, Jews, and Christians. From whose line Jesus Christ was born.

God called Abe to leave everything he knew. Everything he had built up. Leave his extended family and possessions.

Leave civilization and live a nomadic life in a tent, and go to a land God would show him.


Abe obeyed, and God blessed him. Just as he promised.

Are you in a place where you feel God’s asking you to step out in faith? Venture into the unknown? Go to a land he will show you?

Maybe it’s a career decision. Maybe a relationship decision. Maybe God’s asking you to take on a ministry that’s out of your comfort zone.

Maybe God’s asking you to trust him with your finances. Trust him with your children. Your spouse. Your health.

Perhaps doing so means listening to God’s voice and shutting our ears to the lies of Satan.

Maybe we need to step out in faith, and trust God to lead us to the land of Canaan where he is calling us. Whatever our Canaan might look like.

Or as Star Trek beckoned, boldly go where no one has gone before.

No one except God, that is. The One who has already gone before us and prepared the way.

Leave a comment below to share your thoughts on the subject.

Abraham trusted God, and when God told him to leave home and go far away to another land that he promised to give him, Abraham obeyed. Away he went, not even knowing where he was going.                            Hebrews 11:8 (NLT)

I wish you well.


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2 thoughts on “Step Out In Faith

  1. Any suggestions for clearing the confusion and being sure it is God leading. As an aspiring writer, The Lord has gifted me with a VERY active imagination! Sometimes it works not so much in my favor. You have been so consistent with your writing! Great job!!


    • Tiffany, one thing I know is my writing is definitely a gift from God. It’s not anything I’m doing on my own. That’s for sure. He’s the vine. We can do nothing apart from him. He’s the one who gives the words. I’m just the tool he uses to get those words out. Active imaginations are good. 😉 If your writing honors God, and you are using it to lead others to a closer relationship with him, whether it is fiction or non-fiction, journaling during your quiet time, or letters written to someone you feel God’s prodding you to reach out to, you can be confident it is his leading. Some of our writing is for others to see. Some of it is for God’s eyes only. Check out the site for the Central Houston IWA, and see if it’s something that interests you.


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