Ta-da! And just like that.. another year rolls around. Our family has been dealing with the flu over the last few days.. not the best way to start a brand new year – especially for a momma who was determined to get back into my workout routine.
We had so many blessings in 2017. I was thinking a lot about this time last year.
January 2017: Oh January.. that was a hard month for me. I was determined to quit my job before Christmas so I wouldn’t have to go back but that wasn’t the case. So I reluctantly went back. I was literally dragging myself there.. it wasn’t in my heart anymore. I wanted to be at home with my baby boy and continue to pursue my business with It Works Global. So with some hard conversations and LOTS of prayers we decided to take a HUGE leap of faith and I quit.
Quit my job I had worked so hard for.. but after I did it, I felt such a relief, such a weight lifted off my shoulders. Almost as if God was saying, “I’ve got you.” I literally felt like I was completely surrounded by Him, engulfed in His trust. Even my family was supportive and honestly, that scared me the most.. disappointing them. It’s funny how we base the decisions of our own lives on what the outcome for other people will be. When really.. our calling is what God wants for us. He wants us to follow Him, the plan He has laid out for us.. if we would just go, He will make everything right.
Rebekah Lyons says that you calling is where your talents and burdens collide. I love this so much. I don’t think our true calling is ever easy. It might be hard, scary, burdensome, but if we just keep going the rewards can be GREAT.
I knew my calling was to come home.. that was what my heart desired. I just had to have the scary faith that God would provide. And guess what? He has. Even when I think and doubt, I hear Him saying ever so clearly to trust Him. I’ve started thanking God for the things I know He will provide the future, instead of just the ones I’ve already seen.
I also think callings can change as you grow. I know that as a mom at 29 my calling is much different from when I was 21, newly married. Even now I hear God placing big dreams in my heart that I just don’t think I could accomplish, but I know they are on my heart for a reason. Those thoughts didn’t come out of no where. They are the tiny whispers of a BIG God who wants me to know I can do all things through Him.
What’s your calling this year? What do you think God wants you to accomplish? What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never took that leap? Sometimes faith is taking that first step before God reveals the second step.