When I was busy preparing to leave my full time job (and secure financial future) to follow the path in which I believed I was being directed, I saved enough money to pay my house and car payments for a year. It was a nice little nest egg and made me feel very secure because I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about the two most important things getting paid for a year.
That year has now come and gone now and my nest egg has shrunk. In addition to that blaring reality, I had to pay thousands to the IRS that I hadn’t expected to pay and I have a very, very large unexpected medical bill in excess of $10,000 hanging over my head! I’m not going to lie, it’s scary. I had been very financially secure for the 5 years before I left my job and so it’s odd to find myself in this position again.
The natural part of me wants to panic, but the spiritual part of me knows that I was very clear that this was God’s direction for my life before I took the leap. Knowing that, it would be silly to panic and worry – but I still find myself panicky at moments until I remind myself that He’s got this. I don’t have to worry about it.
The intent of this blog was to share my story and the various ways in which God spoke to me and showed me this was His will for my life so that I could encourage and inspire others to not let their fears stop them from being all they were created to be. However, I felt it was very important to not only share all of the BIG WONDERFUL moments with you, but to also share daily examples of living that faith out even when the sun isn’t shining so brightly. This blog post comes from that place.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel discouraged. But now the true test of faith begins when I don’t have that security nest egg. Can I tell you the way I handled that fear? I tithed 10% of my monthly salary last weekend. I know that sounds odd and maybe even foolish to some. But I know that when you tithe faithfully, it all works out somehow. I’m so secure in that knowledge that I’m making a promise to you right now that I’m confident I’ll be blogging about the way in which He blew my mind in that respect in the very near future. What I mean is that I don’t know what He is going to do, I just know He will provide me with very clear proof that this was the right decision strictly so I’ll be encouraged and so I can share that with you. Stay tuned.
Bottom line, trust in Him.