At some time in your life, you have to take a leap of faith. Even the most pragmatic of us HAVE to try for something we think is outside of our reach. Why? Because it deepens our faith and strengthen our reliance on God. We are instructed to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor 5:7). This means that we will not always see the path clearly.
my attempts to plan my life as much as possible because I like some semblance of control. In recent months, I have changed this approach. I am in the process of changing my career path and it has been such a frightening experience. Starting a career in publishing means I’m going from a position with stability to an internship. Did it make sense to leave a stable position to pursue a temporary in a field I’m passionate about? I was always crying and in a perpetual state of fear about the future.
It wasn’t until I consulted with God, my family, and closest friends that I realized this is an opportunity for untold joy, not fear. I gave the situation to my Father and let Him know whatever He decided was best. I’m taking a huge leap and faith into the arms of God’s glory. Not only have I landed a paid internship, I have also been granted a fellowship in my field. That means I’ll have a mentor to navigate the industry and a stipend to help supplement my income.
I can honestly say that I see God’s mark all over this. Even though I don’t know the future and didn’t know what it would hold, I leaned on Him and believed in His plan. What is so amazing about God is that He doesn’t give me what I ask for, He goes ALL OUT and gives me more than I would ever dream of requesting.
Faith, like any muscle, is only strengthened when you exercise it. Am I still scared? Um, yeah! The important thing is to not let my fear paralyze me but instead to let it motivate my movements. This whole experience has brought me closer to Him and reminds me I’m blessed beyond measure.