Why Do You Worry?

Last year was one of the most trying years for me and my faith. I took a major leap of faith by quitting my job with no stable back up plan and followed the path that God laid out in front of me. Along with that leap of faith came some of the biggest challenges financially, socially, mentally, and spiritually. The lack of income has been the hardest thus far. Being 30, I always thought that I’d have it together by now. I thought I’d have my ideal job, with a descent salary, and a home that I was paying on. Instead I moved back home, got a part time job barely making above minimum wage with terrible hours and bills stacking up. Finding a teaching job began to seem like a figment of my imagination. I haven’t really seen my sorority sister that I love in months, I haven’t been able to travel (except for that trip to Dallas which I paid for later), and I’ve essentially been stuck in the house. Only a few people have consistently checked in to make sure that I am okay (which was an eye opener) and the feeling of being alone crept in on an entirely new level. This all affected me mentally, taking me from one extreme to the next, and put my faith to the test.

The one thing that I have been reminded of again and again is God never fails us and NEVER backs down from His promises. When I quit my job it was God’s choice and not mine. He said He’d take care of me and make sure that I would be okay. In spite of the bills stacking up, all major things somehow get paid each month. I know without a doubt it is nothing but God because nothing else makes sense. When I am about to break and doubt everything, He’ll send the right person into my life to lift me back up. He makes the right person available at the right time. He has revealed to me who I can and cannot count on. Through it all He has strengthened my faith in Him.

I may not be where I want to be in life but I know more about where I want to go than ever before. I am writing a book that I am really excited about, I am looking into how to become a fashion consultant and I am subbing every week. If I never left my job, I wouldn’t have discovered the other interests that I have in life and thought that I could achieve them.

Church has been the one thing that never fails to fill me up and keep me going. I have an awesome pastor and a great church body. We have temporarily switched to Saturday services. It is an adjustment but it is worth it. Pastor Mitchell has been preaching on staying on God’s path, leaving it in God’s hands and trusting the Lord to do His part as we do ours. Below are a few verses that keep me motivated:

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

James 4: 7-8

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Philippians 4:13 (all time fav!)

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

 

I hope this post helps you in your trying times. Keep your head up and remember that there is nothing that you can’t do as long as you have God on your side.

Stay Blessed!!

 

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