I am sure all of us have heard or have even said the phrases “take a step at a time”, “Keep climbing step by step”, ” just a few more steps and you are there” and many more…
From the moment we start walking as babies our life journey is one of many steps. When we are young we really don’t have any fear and we want to make new steps. As we grow older, our hearts are filled with fear and sometimes we stay stuck in places becoming unhappy and drained because we are too afraid to take that next step.
Sometimes we become so comfortable where we are or how our life is that when we need to make the decision to take a new step we prefer not to.
I was in a place like that too. After many years of job searching I finally got a job. I was excited, I felt useful again. I could help with some expenses in the home. All was well. My mood had changed and I was just so happy. About a month ago, I could see things were not going well with my position. I was not doing as well as I was in the beginning. I kept trying to do better but it wasn’t working out. I didn’t want to be without a job again. Especially how things are here in my country with the crisis.
It was a Thursday and I was alone in the office. We had some technical issues and I couldn’t get any work done. I took my coffee and went out on the balcony. As I was thinking about the situation, I felt like I heard a gentle voice telling me to write an email to my managers explaining to them that I really am not the person suitable for the position. This is the conversation that immediately followed between my me and the gentle voice .
- Me: “If I do this, I could be without a job tomorrow or next week”
- The gentle voice: ” Do you Trust me?” (Trust was my word for 2015)
- Me: ” Of course I do, but…”
- The gentle voice” Do you trust me to take that step of faith”
- Me: ” I do but I just got the job a few months ago and now I could be without one again for quite some time and….”
- The Gentle voice: ” If you trust me then you should know I want what is best for you. I have told you I know the plans I have for you. Write the email and send it. Take that leap of faith and trust me.”
Believe me it took me nearly 30 minutes to hit the send button once I had written the email.
To make a long story short, I did send it and the next day my contract with the company was over.
I was deeply saddened to have lost my job, but there was such a sense of peace over me, which is indescribable.
I did take that step of faith. I still do not know where this will lead me, or what is ahead of me. I know one thing though, my God will never leave me, nor forsake me. He is always there for me. He has always provided for my needs and will continue to take care of me and my family. He fills me with peace. His JOY ( which is my word for 2016) is my strength. Although everything seems uncertain and unclear, I know one thing ” I can and will trust Him in all things, for He knows what is best for me and my family”
Life is a journey with many risks. Many characters of the bible took steps of faith. These steps were steps of obedience. You see Trust and Obedience are intertwined. To obey means to trust, and when you trust you obey. God has control over all things and will accomplish good for us.
Are you at a place where you feel stuck? Are you too afraid to take that next step in your life, your job, your relationships? Do you Trust Him?
He truly knows what is best for us. Fix your eyes on Him. Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him.
” When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. ” Psalm 56:3
Blessings and love to all!!