Step Out And Find Out If It’s For You Or Not

by Yvonne Chase on April 8, 2019

In a previous post, I shared my “when I grow up I want to be” story. You can read it here. The overall message of that post was, step out and find out. While stepping out and finding out can be scary, it’s really the only way to live an abundant life. 

How else will we know what works and what doesn’t work? What we like, don’t like? What we’re good at or not. Two things can happen when we have the courage to step out and find out; we can realize we want to continue stepping into it or we can step out of it and cross it off of our list. What a gift! 

Since stepping out and finding out, I see God’s hand in every area. When I started this journey, I remember having a conversation with a friend about it where I said, I may get into this and realize it’s not a thing for me. It’s no longer something I want to do. I may decide after a month that this really is not for me. 

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The contrary has happened. Stepping out and finding out made me see that this comes to me as naturally as turning on a water faucet. It flows out of me naturally and I am completely in my element. Going to class twice a week and rehearsing twice a week are the highlights of my week. 

One thing that’s been confirmed to me throughout this process is timing is everything. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you’ve heard me mention the importance of timing. I couldn’t be in class at a more perfect time. 

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My teacher admonishes us often to read everything because actors need to know a lot about a lot. Because I’ve lived a lot, I know a lot about a lot and this helps me tremendously in my work. I have a deep well of life experiences to pull from. The best compliment I’ve received along this journey is from my current rehearsal partner who says, “You’re a very wise woman.” That wisdom comes through life experience. 

I don’t know where this road will lead, however, I know that whether I end up being in the 5-7% of actors who make a living from their craft, what I’m learning in this class will serve me well in every area of my life. It’s already serving me well. In her new book Exceptional You, author Victoria Osteen says:

If we are going to accomplish our dreams and reach the fullness of our destiny, we must press past our excuses and put aside the “no”, grab hold of our “yes”, and take bold steps of faith.

God is up to something in your life. He knows what is in your future. He is preparing you and getting you ready. If there is a “yes” in your heart it is because God placed it there. It’s time to act on your “yes”. It’s not in you by accident. Let the “yes” drown out the “no” that is trying to talk you out of what God has put in your heart. He wants to do something in your life that seems impossible. He wants to take you to new levels in your faith so you can rise higher and go beyond where you are right now. Let go of the insecurities that try to hold you back. God has an assignment with your name on it. It’s an assignment he wants you to accomplish for him. 

Amen! The best part about this all is I’m doing this while I’m single, footloose and fancy-free. As a single person, I can fully commit myself to pursue the dreams in my heart and that’s a blessing. If/when my single status changes, I will have yet another layer of who I am to bring to a relationship. It’s all a win-win. 

Image by Richard Mcall from Pixabay

Step out and find out!
So, what’s the moral of the story? Step out and find out. If God put a dream in your heart, see what he wants to do with it. Especially if you’re single. Sure you have responsibilities in life, however, you also have more time and space perhaps than a married person with a family to explore and see what’s possible. I implore every single person reading this to use this time wisely. Instead of sulking about being single, pick a dream and pursue it. Step out. Find out. Don’t wait. Do it now! It’s the only way to see what’s on the other side.

Something to think about…

What say you? Was there ever a time you stepped out to find out? How did it go for you? What did you find out? Do you want to step out? What’s holding you back? 

Here are 2 things I’d like you to do now:

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P.S. if you’re a person of many talents and interests, you don’t have to be one thing. You can be a coach, writer, actor, TV producer, cook and anything else you want to be at any time in your life.

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