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The Unfamiliar



Just over three weeks ago, I left the place I called home for the past 6 years of my life. I said goodbye to friends and co-workers who had become like a second family to me. I had thought about that day for weeks, even months, wondering what it would be like to leave a place and the people who had made a huge impact on the person I am today. Honestly, it scared me. I was scared to leave my friends. I was scared to leave my town. Overall, I was scared to leave the familiarity of a certain way of life that I had been living for so long.

It is easy to get caught up in the fear of the unfamiliar. However, it is in these times of facing what is unfamiliar to us that we find the greatest moments of growth. Don’t let your fear of the unfamiliar hinder you from pursing God’s plan. If I had done so, I would not be fortunate enough to be where I am today-here at Hope Street.

Dear God,

Please help us overcome our fears of the unfamiliar. Help us to push our limits, to try new things, or to take that new job. Help us to step completely out of our comfort zones. Thank you for being a God that never leaves us and is with us every step of the way. I know we all fall short and may fear what lies ahead, but I am so grateful to know that you, God, have a plan for each and every one of us. I am so grateful for this opportunity you have given me, Lord, and I pray that I may live out each and every day pushing myself even further into the unfamiliar.

Amen. Brooke


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