When God leads you to the edge of a cliff, trust Him fully. Only two things can happen. Either he will catch you when you fall. Or he will teach you how to fly.
How come some quotes and scriptures sound so good but are a whole different story actually lived out? This was one for me. It was so easy to talk about getting uncomfortable and taking risks but a totally different story to actually do it.
Let’s start with marriage. Ummmm really?? ONE person for the REST of your life?? I mean how do you know? I read books upon books, sought wise counsel, met with friends, prayed, but this to me was just challenging in this day in age – plus add not being “active” together, how was it even possible?
Marriage for me was one thing very certain, like its not a really a decision you can be indecisive on. The seriousness of the commitment to God, your family, the other person was just overwhelming for me. And the more I came to learn about marriage and divorce, the more fearful I became. Literally promising to God that you’re going to stick this thing out, whoa.
Many of you know that story, but I finally jumped. And just had to trust God with the rest.
I am not typically a risk taker. I like to know the decisions I make will stand true. But as I have learned from marriage and my husband, no risk, no reward.
Especially in business. There are risks you have to take. And just have to trust not knowing what the other side will look like FULLY and completely.
That’s not to say you should just make quick decisions without seeing the situation through, but that’s also not to say you can only make a decision if it’s 100% planned out and certain.
Does that make sense?
Leaving my very successful corporate position. I received my Master’s in Business and knew I wanted to do something to be positioned financially well. Number 1, I had a lot of student loans to pay off. And number 2, I wanted to save as much as I could. “it’s not what you spend, it’s what you save.” My grandpa’s most used words.
Climbing that corporate ladder, raises, status, titles, awards, you name it, I worked for it. And received it. If there is one thing my family can do well, it is work! That work ethic passed down in my bloodline is unstoppable. Prior to making the jump of handing in my two weeks notice in a very certain and successful position I had been in almost nine years, trusting God was the only option I had.
So, my beautiful friends, here’s to being okay with making mistakes. Being uncomfortable. Trusting the unknown. And believing for the very best even when we cant see the full picture.
Remember one day we are going to be at the end of this life looking back. May we have no “I wish had’s” left. Love you guys so much.