My testimony for today…..
When it’s time for me to do something different in my life, I will usually start feeling restless. During the summer of 2016, I started feeling the usual unease. But I ignored it. I loved my coworkers and my schedule. I had accomplished a lot while in my position. So I kept ripping and running.
When Nat sat me down in the Fall of 2016 and gave me her grim prognosis, I was surprised but I shouldn’t have been. She also told me, “Whatever you’re doing that’s stressful, stop it!”
In my spirit, I knew IMMEDIATELY what I had to do: leave my job. However, Ruth Holley and James Holley taught me to NEVER leave one job without having another one first and to always have more than one source of income. I thought that’s what would happen.
What happened next though, shook me. I heard clear as day, “Leave your job and I’ll show you what to do next.” I STRUGGLED with that. I love God and have faith, but I had never done what I was hearing.
So I did what I normally do when I’m conflicted, I prayed and consulted with Paul Pruden Jr and my mom. They confirmed what I already knew: if God is telling you to do something, do it. My mom boldly stated, “You should’ve already left that job anyway!”
I resigned my position in October 2016….with NO “main gig.” I had my hustles and my faith. I created a wellness plan and implemented it. God QUADRUPLED my hustle income and I was more than financially comfortable until I started my new position 4 months later. My health started improving.
Now here I am, 5 years later, praying my visit with Nat on Thursday yields some good results. I have fallen down, gotten back up, struggled and had victories in the last few years. But I know this to be true: if you walk in obedience, He will bless your life. And no, I’m not 100% obedient. My flesh loves kettle corn, Arnold Palmers and reasoning. He loves me anyway, and I’m glad about it…..