Why Church Planters Must Step Into the Unknown

The critical question is this: When faced with something hard or even scary, what will you do?

Why Church Planters Must Step Into the Unknown

Have you noticed that God often calls us into the unknown and the uncomfortable?

Why do you think He does that?

Because our character is more important to God than our comfort, and we grow best when we are counting on Him and leaning on Him the most.

The critical question is this: When faced with something hard or even scary, what will you do?

Being comfortable is a pretty high value for most of us. Most people are not risk takers by nature. Many people like routine, security and functioning within their comfort zones.

But again, our faith and obedience are far more important to God than our comfort because when we step out in faith, that’s when amazing things can happen.

In Genesis 12:1-7, there’s an incredible story of Abram (who later became Abraham) being called by God into the unknown and unfamiliar. The most important verse in this passage is verse four where it says, “Abram went, as the Lord had told him.”

Abram said yes to God and models for us a faith that we are to emulate.

Of course it’s always easier to live in a comfort zone than it is to live on the edge with God. But adventure and abundant life aren’t found in the safety of the shadows. And God has adventure and abundant life planned for you (John 10:10).

By the way, God didn’t give Abram a lot of information. He just said, “Go…and I will lead you!” And Abram did what God asked him to do. That’s faith.

 

“God, You chose Abram, and You found his heart faithful to You.”  – Nehemiah 9:7-8

Kurt Bubna
Kurt W. Bubna is a blogger, author, speaker, regular radio and television personality, and the Sr. Pastor of Eastpoint Church, a large non-denominational congregation in Spokane Valley, Washington. Bubna published his first book, Epic Grace: Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot, with Tyndale in 2013. He has also published Mr. & Mrs.: How to Thrive in Perfectly Imperfect Marriage, The Rookie’s Guide to Getting Published, a children’s book and a devotional. He and his wife, Laura, have been married for over forty years and have four grown children and seven grandchildren. For more information, please visit: http://www.KurtBubna.com.