Stepping Out In Faith - Leaving My Job
I'd been working for a consulting firm for 6 years, and my most recent project ended and I couldn't find one that fit my interests or growth plan for weeks! I had a talk with HR and the answer I got in essence was take something to stay billable or leave. (pause. After 6 years tho? Corporate America ain't loyal)
The funny thing is that months prior to this, the Holy Spirit already told me that I would be leaving once that project ended, but I was struggling to believe it. I actually told God that if this is what He really wants, to make it clear. Make it the only option forward.......and that's what happened. I was forced to choose between an insane commute plus late nights on the open projects (which would take me away from my business and church life) or to leave. In my eyes, there was only one way forward from that. I got the push I needed.
So on April 6th, 2016, I woke up early, cleared out my laptop and left for the office to turn everything in. Deep down I knew I was doing the right thing, but I was also so scared. That trusty paycheck would be no more! 😮🙆 What was I going to do about rent and everything else?
Today is emotional because God has been so so faithful. Last year's rent was always paid, but beyond that, today I'm waking up in my own house-not an apartment (albeit unfurnished 😂😂). I'm waking up to a pile of inquiries from brides, and I've been asked to speak at 6 events in 2017 and I've got a lot of paying work on my plate. It's emotional because its amazing to see what God can do when you trust Him instead of your emotions. When you trust Him to push you in the right direction.
If you are struggling with a major decision remember to pray about it, and don't be afraid to ask God for confirmations and clarity. He is more than able to do it and to push you in the right direction if you ask Him to! All you have to do is talk to Him about it, and then listen.
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