On December 15th, 2016, I stepped out on faith and made a move the world would call backwards. The world would say it wasn't wise and possibly, "that's not GOD." I received peace which I hadn't had for quite some time. Having peace meant everything to me. If I were to think the way the world does, there's no way I'd have the courage to do what I did. I expected to enter into 2017 with no regrets but GREAT EXPECTANCY! I was expecting God to show out in my life and reveal why it's foolish for us to put our trust in man. Man doesn't want us to truly succeed. God still has much in store for my son Micaiah and I!!
I was at my last place of employment for almost nine years before I resigned. I never thought I’d leave! I was trying to make that 10 year mark! HA! God indeed had other plans for me and those reasons I didn't learn until later on. I didn't expect to leave the way I did but I can honestly tell you that I haven't looked back!! This is not me bragging by any means. This is giving God the glory because once again, God STRETCHED me and my faith in Him increased! I share my testimony because I love how God orchestrates things out for our good, even in the midst of change! I was in a season where I had no choice but to depend on Him and His promises! Many of you are experiencing that season right now due to quarantine and mandatory Stay-At-Home order. Are you going to step out on faith and believe that God will provide for you and your family during this uncertain time, or, are you going to panic and try to do things in your own strength?
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. ~Romans 8:28
Before my personal season of transitioning, God was calling some my friends off their jobs and I badly wanted to be called off mines! There was a shift that took place because every time I logged onto Facebook, another person posted about God calling them off their job and how they were now walking in their purpose. They got to use their creativity.
For months, I persistently prayed to God to open a door and make a way for me to work from home so I could be with my son. I did all that I knew to do. Even when it seemed like this job was it but it wasn’t, I didn’t give up! I kept praying and continued searching and applying. The transition I made to work from home has not been an easy journey. The same #crazyfaith I had to trust God and let go of my 'job security' and all that was familiar and comfortable, is the same crazy faith that’s required to keep me!! At the end of the day, my stepping out on faith has been worth it! I've grown as a leader. I've grown as mother and a daughter. God has exposed the real me as it takes being a selfless person to be able to lead. God has given me favor with man and opened doors that only HE can open.
I really didn't envision the work from home life. Not for myself anyway. I just had a strong desire that I couldn't shake, no matter what I did. I was beyond tired of having to choose between my son and job whenever my son got sick. I was tired of being reprimanded for being a mother! This past 3.5 years, I've learned from my own story as well as the testimonies of others, God will sometimes push us out when we're holding on, knowing He's telling us to let go or move on. Or, we delay taking action when God is pulling on our spirit to make a move. Stepping out into the unknown is scary. The unknown outcome of something unfamiliar can cause panic and worry if don't give those cares to God.
casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. ~1 Peter 5:7
So, I want to encourage all of you, that while we're waiting TOGETHER, during such a time as this, let us trust God in a deeper way and remember, He'S hearing our prayers and He does care for us, in the midst of this unfamiliarity! GET READY!!!