Season: 3 Episode: 032
Shanda and Elita talk about when God calls us into unknown territory. Elita is the author of her bible study, Courageous and she shares how we can prepare our hearts to follow God into new seasons of life. What do we do when we’re afraid to venture into the unknown?
“There’s safety in security.”
“Complacency keeps us from following God into new territory.”
“God continues calling us out of complacency.”
“If God calls you to step out, you will be uncomfortable until you follow Him fully.”
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Welcome back my friend. You are listening to Episode 33: Living Courageously with my special guest, Elita Friesen. I met Elita at a writers conference about 2 years ago and she is so friendly and kind and we connected then.
She also has a bible study she wrote called “Relentless Mercy” and it takes you through the book of Jonah and myself and a group of friends did that one together. Elita is down to earth, lives in Canada with her husband and four children, and now she’s here with us on the podcast.
He Elita, and welcome to the show.
Tell us a little about yourself, your family and your background.
I already mentioned that I did Relentless Mercy with a group of friends, but you’ve recently written another one called Courageous: An in-depth study on the book of Joshua. What was the inspiration behind this one?
I love that you talk about following God into the unknown and this is perfect for EVERYONE right now since the entire world is in the midst of the unknown as we speak.
Why do you think comfort in the routine and familiarity of life keeps us from following God into new territory?
What are some examples of “new territory” or new seasons of life that can often cause us to have to become courageous?
I feel like we see women doing courageous things for God all over social media these days. In many ways, we want to be like them but it does require we venture into uncharted waters. What is your advice for women who may see the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and venture into new territory as they feel God lead them?
What are some other ways “Courageous” can help women on their journey with the Lord and how can it deepen our faith as we go through it?
How can we connect with you and find your new study?