Stepping Out In Faith

Today I did something some people might call crazy. Of course those people may not understand what it means to step out in faith. All day long I have thought about Hebrews 11, the “faith chapter”.

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. (11:1)

So, what did I do? Well, after much prayer, thought and consideration I submitted my resignation letter at work. In two weeks I will leave the comfort and security of my job. You might think that is nothing unusual, but here comes the “stepping out in faith” part. I have no other job lined up at this time! That’s right. I have turned everything over to God and taken a leap of faith trusting that He will provide for me and my family.

I’ll admit that, at first, I had my doubts that this was the right thing to do. But, after many tearful and heartfelt discussions with my wife and some trusted friends I was pretty sure of what I needed to do. A post Jacinda made on Facebook a few days ago, and the responses she received, really helped me with my decision. All along the process I have felt like God has sent me signs at just the right times to help direct my path. I received final clarity yesterday at church.

Our pastor delivered one of those sermons that I felt was directed right at me. I was sitting there listening to him and thinking, “Wow, I could be the only one sitting here because this is just what I need to hear”. It was like God was speaking to me through the message of the pastor. The sermon title was Waiting on God, and I was reminded of a post made on this blog just a couple of months back I titled Waiting…. After hearing the sermon I went back and read my post about waiting on God to answer a prayer. I never would have imagined the answer to my prayer would be total surrender and stepping out in faith like this.

So, now here I am tonight writing this post and completely at peace. I told Jacinda tonight that I feel so right about the decision we made. I am waiting expectantly and confidently on the Lord. Rest assured I’ll be doing my part…sending out resumes, completing applications, and networking like crazy…but I have turned everything over to God. I am confident that He has greater plans for me and my family than we could ever dream up! So I will worship and serve Him while I’m waiting, and I will give Him all the praise and glory for what I know He is going to do!

Two things I would like to ask of my readers:

  1. Will you pray for me and my family? Pray that we will be faithful and obedient. Pray that God will open doors of opportunity I cannot even imagine. Pray that I will stay focused and do my part in all of this.
  2. If you know of any job opportunities please feel free to let me know!

7 thoughts on “Stepping Out In Faith

  1. Mike, I am so proud of you. Your faith is inspiring. I don’t know if you remember that earlier in the summer I sent you an FB message about how worried I was that you were MISERABLE at your job. Life is just too short not to figure out how to be happy. I KNOW that God wants us to be happy and that you have done God’s will. Prayers going up, as always, but special ones for you, Jacinda, and the girls. Love you, E

  2. Michael,
    I will be praying for you! Wow! You are walking the walk. You are stepping out on faith and relying on God. I already hear some relief in your voice! That is awesome! I am praying that God will open doors.

  3. I did not really know what was going on, but got the impression that work was not a happy place for you. I am glad that you have the faith to trust in God that He will lead you to much deserved happiness. My husband is miserable at the career he chose in law enforcement here at the Mexican border and I worry about him all the time and wish that we could be back home. Life is just way too short to be miserable and allow that negativity to destroy your soul with added despair. I will pray that you and your family are contented and blessed in this new path. Best of luck on the search for a new job!

  4. I’m just now getting to your post, but I after your tweets over the last few weeks I wondered if it was job-related.

    I’ve been where you are (although I didn’t volunteer for it!), so I want to help in any way I can (beyond praying). Shoot me an email and let me know what you might be looking for. I’ll DM you my email address.

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