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:
- 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.
- If you know of any job opportunities please feel free to let me know!