Lately, I have been reminded about the power of our faith and how just a little (the size of a mustard seed) can open up doors and windows of opportunities that you would have never imagined? For instance, who knew that after getting laid off from my job of 13 yrs. back in 2012, that I would be blogging and hosting a successful nationally syndicated blog/talk radio show with over 35,000 listeners not to mention that we are on iTunes! Who knew that this wife and mother of 2 would be blessed with the opportunity to reach and serve the community in this way? The answer to this simple, yet thought provoking question is "GOD KNEW!" .
God always has a plan. He had the journey for our lives already mapped out and it is up to us to follow the path that He has laid before us. Proof of this can be found in Jeremiah 29:11 that simple states: "For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, and to give you a future and a hope." The challenge then becomes, "How do we then follow the plans that God has for us?" I can tell you that being obedient plays a major part in being able to accomplish this task. How so? In my case, once I heard from the Holy Spirit that God wanted me to use my layoff experiences (yes, I have been laid off more than once in my professional career) to inspire and uplift others by creating this blog (BTW He even gave me the title), it was up to me to take action. This is where many of us fall short and therefore, we miss out on the windows and doors of opportunity that God has opened for us.
Once you make the decision to be obedient and act on the plan that has been laid before you, it is time to trust and rest in His peace. When God anoints you to do something, you will have a peace about it. If He brings you to it, he'll get you through it! So don't worry about whether or not you are good enough or are even educated enough to carry out the task at hand because again I say, when God orders something, He pays for it!