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August 26, 2023

Stepping Out in Faith: Embracing the Scary and Exciting Journey


Life is a remarkable journey, full of twists, turns, challenges, and opportunities. Often, our comfort zones keep us anchored in routines and familiar paths, shielding us from the unknown. Yet, every now and then, we hear a whisper from deep within, urging us to step beyond our comfort zones and embrace new horizons. This is a story of one such journey – a journey of finding the strength to step out in faith, even when fear lurks at the edges.

Answering the Call

There’s a certain comfort in familiarity, and for a long time, I found that comfort in working with a single client. It was stable, predictable, and it allowed me to master my craft. But then, amidst the routine, I heard a subtle but persistent call from within, a call that invited me to explore the uncharted waters beyond my comfort zone.

As a person of faith, I believe that sometimes, we are nudged by a higher power toward paths that challenge us to grow. This call felt like a divine whisper, inviting me to step into my “zone of genius.” It was a call to work with multiple clients, each bringing diverse challenges and opportunities that aligned perfectly with my strengths and passions.

Embracing the Fear

The decision to venture into uncharted territory is never an easy one. The fear of the unknown can be paralyzing, but at the same time, it can also be a sign that you’re onto something truly transformative. Stepping out in faith requires courage – the kind of courage that acknowledges fear’s presence but chooses not to be defined by it.

As I contemplated this shift, I recognized the importance of acknowledging my fear while also focusing on the exhilarating possibilities that lay ahead. It’s natural to be scared when embracing change, but it’s also essential to remember that some of the most remarkable achievements in history were born from stepping into the unknown.

Finding the Balance

The journey from the safety of a single-client setup to the excitement of working with multiple clients, all within my zone of genius, was a delicate balancing act. It required careful planning, thoughtful organization, and a whole lot of faith. But isn’t that how faith operates? It’s not a blind leap into the abyss; it’s a calculated step forward despite the uncertainties.

Navigating this path also taught me the value of seeking guidance from mentors, friends, and fellow entrepreneurs. Their experiences, insights, and encouragement provided invaluable support when doubt threatened to cast a shadow over my dreams. Surrounding oneself with a supportive community can make the daunting journey seem more manageable and the challenges less intimidating.

The Thrill of the Unknown

Every journey of faith is unique, and so is its outcome. As I took those initial steps into my new venture, I was met with a blend of trepidation and excitement. The thrill of the unknown was coupled with a deep sense of purpose, reminding me that this was the path I was meant to tread.

Finding and working with multiple clients, each bringing their unique projects and demands, has been both invigorating and challenging. The variety keeps me engaged, and the alignment with my strengths ensures that each task is an opportunity to thrive. While it’s not without its uncertainties, the fulfillment derived from operating within my zone of genius outweighs the fear that once held me back.


The journey of finding the strength to step out in faith, even when gripped by fear, is a journey of transformation. It’s a journey of discovering one’s own potential, of embracing the possibilities that lie beyond comfort, and of trusting that there’s something extraordinary waiting on the other side.

As I continue to walk this path, I’m reminded that faith isn’t about eliminating fear entirely; it’s about acknowledging fear’s presence and choosing to move forward regardless. The journey continues to be scary and exciting, and that’s precisely what makes it worth every step. So, the next time you hear that gentle call to step beyond your comfort zone, remember that within the fear lies the potential for greatness – and the courage to embrace it.

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