Welcome to Modern Day Noah!

Well, I did it. After 4-5 agonizingly painful years of praying for direction from God, and challenging Him over and over to be sure that I understood His direction for my life, at the age of 51 and only 3 1/2 years away from a full pension that I had spent 25 1/2 years of my life building, I walked away from it all to pursue what I had come to understand was my life’s purpose and God’s direction. You can read more about that here.

With no husband or family to fall back on for financial support if things didn’t work out, it made no earthly sense to walk away from my $60,000 a year job that provided insurance coverage (medical, prescription, vision & dental), financial security and a $300,000 guaranteed pension at the age of 55. But by the time I made the decision and acted on it, I had absolutely no hesitation about whether or not I was doing the right thing. I had complete peace.

Why the name Modern Day Noah?  There’s more to this story (click here to read the longer version of this compelling story), but in a nutshell it’s because Noah spent years building a gigantic ark, long before it had ever even rained on this earth, simply because he knew that was God’s desire and plan for his life. He obeyed even though it didn’t make any earthly sense. That’s exactly what I did. I’m sure Noah was judged and ridiculed for what he was doing but he believed and followed God’s direction anyway not knowing what the future would hold or why he was doing it. He just stepped out in faith and obeyed. That’s exactly what I’m doing. We all know how Noah’s story ended but mine is just beginning – at 51 years old! Only God knows where He will take me as I continue to follow His direction even when it makes no earthly sense.

This blog chronicles my journey and what led up to that gigantic leap of faith, the reasons that I finally knew it was the right decision and all of the great blessings that have followed because of that leap. Modern Day Noah hopes to motivate, encourage & inspire you to step out in faith and live out the life you were created to live, just as I did, even when it makes no earthly sense.

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8 thoughts on “Welcome to Modern Day Noah!

  1. Judy

    What a beautiful beginning to the telling of your story. You have a gift, and I am grateful you are sharing it! I can’t wait to read more, and I LOVE the picture!

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    1. Sue AndersonSue Anderson

      Thanks, Judy! I’m glad you love the picture too. I felt like it represented the vast unknown this leap of faith is taking me in so well.

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  2. Janet K

    Sue,
    I was excited to read your blog. I understand the dilemma of Modern Day Noah. Many people never have such an experience. I look forward to hearing more of the decision you made (I am making the assumption that you quit your full-time job, after becoming fully vested, to do full time organizing.)

    God’s Blessings to you throughout 2014.
    Janet K.

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    1. Sue AndersonSue Anderson Post author

      Thanks for leaving a comment, Janet! I actually wasn’t fully vested and gave up 3/4 of my pension when I left early. That’s part of the reason that it makes no earthly sense at all! But, I knew with certainty that was what I was supposed to do. Glad you’ll be joining me on this journey.

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  3. Ericka

    Hi Sue, thank you for sharing your beautiful story & leap of faith. So encouraging. I can so relate and inspired to step out in faith myself in the area of helping foster parent youth (teens). Not certain what is ahead but am trusting the Lord and praying for His direction.

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    1. Sue AndersonSue Anderson Post author

      That’s exciting, Ericka! Just pray, seek and listen. He WILL guide you every little step of the way. The additional blessing you’ll have is when you help others, somehow you end up getting helped/blessed as much or more as the people you’re helping. Those youth/teens need you. Keep me posted on your journey!

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  4. Lora Hughes

    I have been feeling that call! I need to hear more! Pls pray I go as God leads? Where to I don’t know but I have some ideas!

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    1. Sue AndersonSue Anderson Post author

      There are many past blog posts on this site that you can scan back and read for encouragement and direction. Be sure to sign up to receive email updates of new blog posts on the right side bar so we can continue this journey together! Definitely just pray, seek and listen. Thanks for the encouragement!

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