If you are new here, just a quick refresher: I left my comfortable job at the end of December to take an Office Manager position at my church. I felt stuck and unfulfilled in my job and had been praying for the last couple of years that God would show me where he wanted me. I knew I wanted to do something that allowed me to share my faith, and when my Pastor called several months ago with a proposal, I initially dismissed it, (because of the pay) but then I stopped to think that maybe this was my answered prayer. After much praying and crying and discussion and doubt and more praying, I decided I had to go for it!
I have been at my new job for almost two months and I am settling in and loving it. I am not going to lie...the first couple of days were rough and full of self doubt, but everyone has been so encouraging that I got over it pretty quickly. We also have a preschool at my church and I love seeing all the little children every day and being able to witness to the families. I also get to witness people in the community who come in to use our Community Food Pantry. I have always been shy about sharing my testimony and talking to un-churched people about God, but it is starting to come more easily. I think this is further proof that this is my calling and where I need to be.
Oh, and the financial part? I had about 4 weeks of vacation saved up from my old job, which provides a little cushion. I have several sponsored posts in the works and plan on continuing to grow my blog with the extra time I have, since I am only working 30 hours a week. I tell you this to say that God will provide. One of my favorite verses is Matthew 6:25-26 and it is one I lean on when worry creeps in.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
When I made my announcement at work, a lady that I had never really talked to came over and congratulated me and said she was proud of my decision. Turns out, she had been offered a position at her church earlier in the year and did not take it for financial reasons. She said I inspired her and she hopes God will give her another opportunity to follow his call. I do not have all the answers, but I know God answers prayers. Just don't miss out on God's call by overlooking an opportunity.
What is holding you back from following God's call on your life?