Last year at this time I was getting ready to go to Africa for my first time. My husband had been going for many years, I stayed home and worked. Besides it’s a long time to take off of work and really far to go. Yet It’s true you will make time for the things you are called to do. It was a great trip, we got to minister to many women and families while there, and I would do a mission trip again in a heartbeat.
It also gave me prospective on my life, what are the important things to me? What do I want to spend my time doing and how much do I really need in life. One of the ladies I traveled with who was just a few years younger than me died right after our trip together. When you have a loss in life it should make you stop and think about where you are and where you would like to be. I was working three jobs and trying to get my coaching ministry off the ground and really not leaving anytime just to be and be with the Lord. I was busy doing many things for the Lord and the wonderful family of people I get to server as a pastor, yet so many other things just getting in the way. Like paying bills, buying food and basic things like that. Let’s not forget the pull on my heart to have a bigger impact on people.
I know God has called me to do more, I just keep crowding the call out with worry over how I will provide, have the things I think I have to have, do the things I dream of doing and pay my bills.
It was a short time after the loss of our friend I quit my 9-5 safe job with a safe paycheck every two weeks that told me how many days I could spend doing things I love. It was a scary step and over the last year I have consider going back. Why? Out of not trusting God has a bigger plan for my life. Three years ago, this very same week I traveled to Barcelona Spain and studied for my life coach certification and started my coach ministry. Then covid hit and I got sidetracked again, just trying to hang on and forgetting the call on my life to do more.
So many times, we crowd out the important things in life with busy stuff, I can waste hours on Facebook. Why when there are many things in my heart I want to put out into the world. I allow what if to crowd out my dreams of being a voice to people who are hurting, who have come out of struggles and are trying to find the next step on their path to who God has called them to be and help give them strength to stand and be who God has created them to be, not who the world told them to be.
We have an enemy who what’s us to be afraid to try new things, to stop and be safe in our believer’s bubble. God has called me out of the boat, and I will not waste any more time being afraid of what if. (WHAT I FEAR).
In six days, I leave for Israel and Jordan this was never on my plan at all but in March God said go and I am. Do I have fear? You bet I do! I am going without my honey and will be gone twenty days from home. It’s hard to wrap my head around it. I will be traveling with a group of ladies all hungry for what God has to say to us in His Holy Land. I don’t want to crowd Him out anymore. I have learned over the last year if I give Him my time, He will provide for all my needs.
Don’t be afraid to dream and to go or do. God has placed to desire in your heart, He will provide the way when there seems to be no way. I look forward to sharing with you after my trip. Keep your eye out for what’s to come.
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