Have you ever been called to take a leap of faith? Recently God has called me to trust Him and leave my job to follow what He's called me to do in my business and for His people. I heard Him very clearly, on June 7th, 2018, when He told me I would be leaving my job in six months. I was blown away, and I was terrified! I wondered to myself, "Did I hear Him right or was that my own thinking?" I prayed and prayed and fasted and sought God to make sure that this is what He wanted me to do and not what I wanted to do. Time and time again, He confirmed.
Now, of course I spoke with my husband, and, after much prayer and confirmation on his part as well, he was at peace with this decision. To some women, this may sound like a dream come true; but, for me, it was scary! Years ago in my previous marriage, I made the same move. My ex-husband was growing his business and I was needed at home to run it, so I left my job, thinking that I heard God correctly. This was a few months after finding out that he stepped out of our marriage, more than once. Nonetheless, I thought I was doing the "right thing" by trying to work it out and by giving up my guaranteed source of income. Needless to say, I'm no longer in that marriage and that business is non-existent. So, when God called me to leave my job this time, I made sure it was Him and I made sure that I was wise in seeking direction before I made any rash moves. I didn't want history to repeat itself, which was the true root of my fear.
But God is faithful, and He tells us that His Word will not return unto Him void, and the work He has started in us, He will see it through to completion. Thank you Jesus that I am not alone on this journey! Here I am going into my second week of being a full-time business owner! Praise God! Let me say, I LOVE IT! However, I am faced with many challenges as I am learning while growing. And yes, fear and doubt try to squeeze their ugly little heads in my mind, but I have to shut it down! I have to speak to myself, because I am by myself at home! I have to "practice what I preach" even more now! It's so funny how God will use you to strengthen you! But I am excited because God says in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
Amen! I'll go with God's plans for me over mine any day!
You may be in a place in your life where you feel a tug to do something that is crazy, scary, or impossible even. My advice to you: Seek God first! Wait for His instruction! Then, act according to what He says! Many times, the area we fail in is the seeking and the waiting part. We either act prematurely out of anxiousness and mess it up, or we don't act at all out of fear and we miss it. It is imperative that we always seek God for everything, but especially when it's a leap of faith! One thing that I know for certain, is that if God has called you to it, He will carry you through it! And if you should happen to fall, He WILL catch you!
Now, go forth and conquer Warrior Queen!!!