Usually my blogs start with a scripture, or an anecdote leading in to what my message is about. This day, I have nothing but my transparency, which I have always had. Hopefully, somewhere between these lines, you will learn as I have learned.
I’ll prelude this post by starting with saying God is bigger than any mistake you will ever make. Recently I made a decision with my mind verses my spirit. In reflection, I believe God allows us to make certain mistakes to teach us a lesson – we must always trust in Him. We are not to lean on our own understanding.
Without going into all of the details, I can share that I moved to Atlanta two months ago. I left my job as an Instructional Coach in Houston and took a job as a Teacher in Atlanta, with the promise of becoming a Coach within the next year. However, the first day of my contract, those promises were taken away. Immediately, I felt betrayed by my superior, but I kept the faith.
There is more to that part of the narrative, but I’ll leave it at that. In addition to those things, I had some issues with my Atlanta apartment that took management over a month and a half to correct; it was very frustrating. And on top of that, I began having issues in my relationship.
It seemed like one thing after another was happening. I paused… and had to ask myself why? Had I fallen outside of Grace? Was I not covered? Putting those thoughts to rest, I can say that I am never without His grace and mercy; however, He had allowed me to experience these things to teach me a lesson.
For one, I needed to get myself in a position to where I hear His voice and can determine His from my own thoughts; to do His will, instead of my own. Romans 10:17 “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
So, how do we hear God’s voice? This scripture in Roman’s makes it clear. To have faith in God, we must hear from God. The only way to hear from God to hear Him through His word (scripture). Before I made the decision to leave Houston, I should have read His word more.
To be clear, I prayed and prayed about the move, but I wasn’t reading in His word as I should have. Therefore, it was hard for me to determine His voice from my own. Consequently, I’ve had to deal with what I’ve had to deal with over the past two months.
What am I doing to correct this? Well, on my way back from Houston last night, I began to read His word, to fill myself with scriptures and His promises. One thing I heard very clearly was that I needed to step out on faith. And today was the beginning of that. I resigned from my job.
Before you ask, no, I do not have another job lined up yet, but I know God will provide for me, as he always has. Am I scared or worried? Not at all. I believe God has the provision on the way. I can’t correct my mistakes on my own; I need Him. I submitted a 60 day notice to my Atlanta apartment 6 days ago on the 1st and, subsequently, ended my relationship two weeks ago today.
I have cut ties with all three things that were stealing my peace. Now all I have is God to depend on, and I am grateful for that.
He’s already restoring me. I spoke with management at my Houston apartment, and I still have it. God has brought me someone who has a heart for him and a passion for me, when I wasn’t expecting it. Now, I am waiting on him to do the miraculous in my career and restore me with a greater position than even the one I left in Houston.
I’ll leave it at that.
Thank you all for your prayers, and thank you for being faithful readers.