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Plunging Into The Great Unknown

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

One of my favorite songs by Hillsong literally speaks my life and what God has called me to do. 

I’ve known for quite some time that I wasn’t born to be normal. I know a lot of people say that, and I mean this in the most humblest way possible, but I was born to literally stand out. 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve never fit in anywhere. I’ve never had a consistent group of friends, never been one to follow trends. I’ve always found myself in situations or rooms where I stood out, even when I didn’t mean to. And all of this sounds great and all, until you realize that you’re standing out…by yourself.

Everyone wants to be different and unique, until they realize that being unique sometimes means being lonely.

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As cliche as it sounds, there’s not room at the top for everyone. And that’s just a reality. 

Being called to do something different requires a boldness that can only from Christ. 

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People will never understand your vision because they aren’t seeing it through your eyes. And because of that, you won’t always get the support that you want, or feel like you deserve. You will feel lonely because God is calling YOU into a great unknown. 

But the beautiful part of being in the middle of the ocean, where most people might sink, is that God has graced you to stand. When people see you walking out into the middle of something that is designed to swallow you up, they don’t see that God is with you every.step.of.the.way.

The thing that trips us up is listening to the opinions of others.

They don’t get it. And they may never get it. But trust in the vision that God has given you. Be bold and courageous, and walk down the path that has already been ordained just for you. Don’t be afraid to walk, run, and plunge into the vast ocean of uncertainties. I promise if you don’t know how to swim, you’ll learn quick. :) 

You are a visionary, and don’t ever forget it.



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