Step Out & Thrive Ministries with Bethany Boring
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Ready To Walk On Water?

I love Peter's experience of walking on the roaring sea with Jesus. But the thing is, Peter's story is often misunderstood. Do you have a step you need to take?

Listen to this message I gave at a women's retreat to gain the fresh perspective you need to see Jesus in a new way! My FREE gift to you!


I don’t belong here. It’s more than just an underlying feeling, a masked identity or a place of surrender. In fact, by accepting that I do not belong actually brings longing for more. For you see, a while ago, I learned that the God of the Universe actually had a longing too. His desire to be close to me, a complete fallen spec of dust shifted by the wind, cost His Son His life – a death much more than one life for another. His longing brought the entire world a new life, both here on this earth and an eternal Home filled with those who belong to Him. His longing brings me freedom to simply be His child, a role that keeps me longing, stretching, yearning for more of Him everyday. This indeed is not my home, yet I no longer need to wait for Heaven to experience my Abba’s love right here on this earth. Because, His longing brought His presence that resides like a fire inside of my heart – a fire that cannot be put out day or night. I know I don’t belong here, but I long to belong only to Him, through Him and with Him. 

Don’t spend too long longing to belong here that you miss the One that accepts you as you are, His child. Your Abba is longing to welcome you Home into a forever relationship where you will always belong. 


This is my attempt at “5 Minute Friday” for this week. Find more info here. I took a much more straight-forward, blunt and to the point approach this week. I guess it comes from a crazy past few days with my boys! Sometimes you simply need to tell it like it is, right?! 

About the Author Bethany

Hello and welcome to Step Out And Thrive Ministries! My name is Bethany Boring and I am proud to be called a child of God before any other title or role. I am a mom to 3 amazing boys. I enjoy writing for this Step Out And Thrive community and walking with you as we venture through the ups and downs of life together. I am an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor, Certified Human Behavioral Consultant (DISC Personality) and an author. As always - dare to do more than just survive, step out and thrive!

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Mary Geisen says July 11, 2014

Your graphics and words were perfect. We all have this deep sense of belonging and sometimes we are hyper-focused to the point that we miss that God just craves a relationship with each of us. So glad I popped over from the FMF link up and found you today. I’m pretty sure we crossed paths for Proverbs 31 online studies too. Blessings, Mary

    Bethany says July 22, 2014

    Mary –
    I remember commenting on your blog from a Proverbs 31 linkup too! Small, incredibly woven together world! Thank you for your encouraging words!!

Jen @ Growing in Faith says July 11, 2014

With Him is were we belong, but sometimes it takes awhile to realize it! 😉 But now, I, like you, long to only belong with Him.

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