You know when you have a dream and it seems SO far out of reach that you don’t even know if you should go for it? Maybe you don’t want to get started and feel defeated if it doesn’t work out or maybe you just don’t have the faith to move forward. I want to encourage you today… If this is something that God has laid on your heart then MOVE FORWARD!
I’m a planner. I want to know everything about how things are going to happen, when they are going to happen, how it will be paid for, that it will work, etc… Where’s the faith in all of that? If it’s a desire that God has given you and He is leading it from the forefront then walk by faith my friend!
I can tell you that it will be your biggest blessing when you follow God’s direction for your life. Yes, you may have no control and no clue what’s to come, but I know that God works all things to the good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. When I put God before anything else in my life, I am amazed at His response to my obedience. He simply wants us to be followers of Him.
For me, this is exactly the road I am on right now in my life. God has given me a clear and direct mission to open a Christian café in my small town. Sounds like a big task right? Well, it is! You see, my husband is a local associate pastor of a church. I took a leap of faith last year and quit my nursing job to stay home full-time with our family of five kids. We were COMFORTABLE where we were. We could pay the bills. We could go out to eat when we wanted. We could buy clothes when the kids needed them without feeling the need to check the bank.
When we took that step and I quit my job last year, we had no idea what God was going to do. It has been the hardest time yet the most rewarding time in our lives. To be so dependent on the Lord for all provisions is so fulfilling. Does that mean you should quit your job? No way! We just knew this was for us.
So now, here we are on a mission. Trying to open a café and provide our community with healthier food options, a friendly place to visit, but also a ministry to win souls for the Lord. In a town that is the HIGHEST suicide rate in all of North Carolina with so much depression both mentally and economically, it’s time for a positive change and positive impact.
So for this little North Carolina family, we are continuing our walk by faith. Can we go out and totally get this started on our own? No way! We don’t have the means to do it. But, I know a God who will! I don’t know how, but by faith I believe.
Don’t be held back because of your own doubt and lack of faith in the Lord. He is all-powerful. He is all-knowing. He can do what we call the impossible. Go forward with confidence in that!
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