I know you’re probably used to reading a leap of faith but let me explain real quick. To take a leap means to ” ” jump or spring a long way, to make a sudden rush to do something “. Now I was in no rush to leave NY ( at least I thought I wasn’t ) so for me it was more like a crawl, slowly getting on my feet, and then taking that first step of faith. Let me start from the beginning.
My parents have been wanting to leave NY and move to Florida ever since I could remember, but it was never the right time. It wasn’t until last year in August that they found a house, put a bid and the rest is history. Fast forward to the last week of April, I had all my belongings in boxes and suitcases. The house I called home for 28 years was starting to feel less and less like a home. Empty walls that once held memories, empty rooms that held so much laughter, and love were now full of boxes.
I had said goodbye to my friends, my mechanic ( yes I have a really awesome relationship with him ) and to NY. Laying in bed that night I looked around my room & all the memories flashed through my mind. I couldn’t help but wonder if this was the right choice for me. Prior to making my decision to come to Florida, I was going to go to Colorado. I love it there. I was so against Florida, and I had made up my mind that Colorado was my next move … or so I THOUGHT !
“ The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps ”
Let me just say, what we think is best for us, 9 times out of 10 it’s not. Gods’ way is always better than ours. Leaving New York that next morning, I woke up and was ready to unpack my car and stay BUT that would not have been Gods’ way, it would’ve been fear stopping me … Fear of the unknown . In that moment, I was reminded of Gods’ peace which surpasses all understanding, that was replacing fear with faith.
I’ve been in Florida about 6 months now, and wow what a transition it has been ! The peace that I felt coming here could only be God. I found a home church called Journey, 2 of my best friends live here and we attend Journey church and are doing this walk together & I’ve met amazing friends at Journey. My growth not only in ministry, but in myself and my thought process have changed so much in the span of 6 months. Faith is a beautiful thing. Not only does it play an important part in your relationship with God, but it continually reminds me that I am not doing this walk alone. Stepping in faith is always going to look scary, and that is why I try to remember to fix my eyes on things above.
Friend if you’re thinking about your next move, I promise you God will provide, and that peace that you will feel is from Him. Pray about it, stay rooted in Him, and trust that you’re making Godly decisions. Step out in faith, heck take that leap of faith and see where it takes you. Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway.
” Don’t wait for someone to give you approval or affirmation to move on what God’s called you too. Your validation + direction come from God not man. “
Links to resources that have been a game changer in my life !