In his book When Life’s Not Working, Bob Merritt discusses the essential qualities needed for growth, for stepping out of our comfort zones.
He cites the words of Henry Cloud from his book Integrity: “People who grow jump in over their head. They try things they cannot do, then stretch to become able to do what they are attempting. In fact, for growth to occur the attempt has to be about something that you are not able to do.”
During the transition period following our ministry downsizing or position loss, we have a tremendous opportunity for such transformational growth as we walk by faith in Jesus. But we need to take that first step. As Bob Merritt encourages: “God can’t take that step for you; you have to do what only you can do so that God can do what only he can do.”