It's been about 2 months now, since I embarked on this new sense of freedom. The first two weeks alone, my anxiety was through the roof from the fear of did I make the right decision in leaving my job. Let me just say, panic attacks are no joke, especially when dealing with the unknown. And while I've been in this place before, there's sense of urgency and realization that the time is now to truly capitalize on this gift God has given me.
After my initial feelings of worry and stress subsided, I began to pray for God's vision over my life and business. If there's one thing I'm learning about prayer is that we should always be very specific within them. God began revealing parts of 2017 to me that literally blew my mind and I am now bracing myself for the ride ahead. I see why He doesn't show or tell us everything all at once because it is very easy to get overwhelmed if you’re not in an emotionally mature state of mind. Like the new saying goes, there's level to this shhhhhh...
However, never forget we serve a Big God with even Bigger and Greater plans for us than we could ever think of!
I say all of this because while God will give you the plans and visions for your life, it is up to you to figure out the steps to accomplish them. We are big girls and boys now, so He's not going to coddle or hand hold us through everything He would have for us. No, within this journey we're going to have to figure this one out as we go. And it's not to say that God has or will abandoned us. But it's more so saying, He has placed everything we need already inside us therefore, we must utilize them to the fullest extent.
Yes, mistakes will be along the journey. But thankfully for every mistake that is made provision and forgiveness is also provided.
James 2:14-17 states it very clearly,
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself,
if it does not have works, is dead.
Having faith that everything will workout is the first step. Taking action on that faith is the added insurance God gives us to see to it that in perfect timing everything will come to pass!
From what I see, many of you are starting new paths as well. Paths that require sacrifice or doing somethings a little or sometimes a lot differently than what you are use too. This is just apart of God's reprogramming and pruning season. He's reprogramming your ways/thoughts and pruning your skills to ascend you to the next level in your life. The ride maybe bumpy, but if He allows you to endure it that also means He knows you will come through it.
Either way, this far from perfect process is leading you to something bigger than your mind can conceive. Be open to where it takes you and keep moving even when you're not sure what you're doing just yet. Eventually, the lightbulb does goes off and everything will make sense. You'll find your stride and soon will be outrunning your own race...
Instead of us getting ready for 2017, 2017 will have to get ready and keep up with us!!!