There have been so many moments and times where my faith had to be activated and in this thing we call life, we must have faith and walk by faith.
The most recent test of my faith would have to be when God told me to leave my six figure job of 13 years.
This job was not the best but it was a source of income for me to provide for myself and my daughter. It also provided stability and allowed me to accomplish so many things that I had never experienced growing up, including being able to travel.
Yet even though I made a good amount of money, the job was stressful, sometime involving very long hours and a lot of mistreatment so that it really wasn’t worth the money.
In December of last year, God told me to leave my job and I questioned what I had heard HIM say.
He confirmed what He said through His word and other ways too and eventually I was obedient and resigned from my job.
Not knowing what would happen, the only thing I did know for sure, was that I was called out of that place so that I could start walking in my purpose. Naturally some people did not understand my decision.
Some made jokes implying that I would need to set up a “go-fund-me" page and another said if I asked for money they would not give. I was assured that “if I did not have a place to stay after leaving, I could stay with them”. Implying that I would be homeless. It was so hurtful. I was asked questions like, “well what are you going to do now?” and my response was, “I am going to live,” and that is exactly what I have been doing.
After leaving, God led me to read Mark 5 and Mark 11 every day. Both chapters are about people having faith. The woman with the issue of blood and Jairus (the synagogue leader) who asked Jesus could He just come and touch his daughter and heal her because she was dying.
The woman with the issue of blood and Jairus had faith and stepped out in faith. The first act of faith was coming to Jesus and the second was believing that what they needed could be done.
Now let’s just think about this. God told me to leave a job, with no other job lined up. All I had and still have is a word and a promise. Walking away from my job was a ‘walking by faith and not by sight moment’.
I must say that on this faith walk with God, He has covered and provided for me every step of the way. Don’t get me wrong, there have been times where I have shed tears, but even in the tears and the uncertainty, God keeps showing up. Every time He shows up it just reminds me that when He says, “He will never leave us nor forsake us,” He means it. God's promises are yes and amen.
After leaving I had so much peace and since then, God has been using me to help others. Also after I left l, the job became more so much stressful, more unsafe and eventually closed. So, God made away for me to escape all of what was to come.
We never know why God tells us to do a certain thing at certain time but a lot of times it is for our protection. I was being protected and didn’t even know it.
So let me leave you with some words of encouragement. God is faithful, even when we are not faithful. God is there even when we think He is not or do not feel like He is.
Do not be afraid to step out in faith. Not only is He the author of our stories but He is our Father too. He will always take care of His children.
Walking by faith and not by sight is really showing God whether we trust Him or not, do we believe Him or not. My faith has been tested on this journey. My trust has grown stronger and my believing has gone to another level. I also find myself in a space of gratitude all the time.
On this journey I have learned who I truly am and what God has created me to do in the earth. I love God so much and I thank Him for choosing me every day.
Always remember God is faithful when you are chosen to walk by faith and not by sight.
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