In 2016 when I told God I missed writing and speaking He was not shy about asking me if I was willing to lay down my successful Personal Training Business, to pursue what He had for me. Honestly, it took many nudges and me getting injured to realize, God really was speaking, and to be honest, I wasnt real happy about it.
I loved helping women feel better. However, I gave Him everything! Afraid, and unsure, but I did it.
Because I know anything I could possibly want or create by my own hands is nothing compared to what God has planned.
I spent 6 months on my face seeking the heart of God for my life, fasting and praying for His will. I will be honest, it was hard, I didn’t understand sometimes. He had me fasting a lot and I didn’t know why. I didn’t see anything happening, I didn’t feel more spiritual. I wasn’t writing, I wasn’t doing anything. I was just being still and obedient the best I knew how. It was hard, it was lonely. But God drew me in. He called out to me everyday. He consumed me with His love and reminded me of who I was in Him. If I was stripped bare and had nothing or no one, I would still have Him. He established a purpose in me.
Little did I know, that every single bit of that preparation was to get me ready for what’s ahead. I still don’t have the full picture, and that’s okay. God wont always reveal it all because if He did, we would be too scared to keep going. Because His ways are always higher than ours.
But I know, there is a plan. There is a purpose. Last year my Ministry was birthed. My writing gift was released and doors opened to make room for it. My influence has grown, greater organically than anything I could have ever done on my own.
Kingdom Connections are being made, friendships are growing and a fire, so hot in my belly, I pray it never goes out.
I am sharing all this with you because….you may be confused and don’t understand. But I promise you. IF you will be willing to lay it all down. EVERYTHING, and trust Him with your life. He will take you on an incredible adventure. One that is filled with hope, excitement and expectation. I pray you have the faith to believe that YOU…yes YOU….God is madly in love with you.
And, He is waiting for your YES.
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