Have you ever felt like the rug has been pulled out from under you? Many years ago, even though I’d been planning to take the leap into full time work with clients from a 9 to 5, I thought I was going to do it on my time table. Life, and God’s timing is not always that clean cut.
Getting laid off came as a bit of a surprise, but from the first moment, I knew it was a blessing. I found myself in a position where I had no more excuses holding me back. I launched full speed into setting up the structure for running my company and have not looked back. Was it easy? No. Over the years I’ve had to get creative with my finances and rely on my family for many forms of support to keep this dream alive. I am so fortunate to have the complete backing of my family and dearest friends. They are my priceless and biggest fans.
Deep down I think I always knew that God would push me out of my comfort zone. Click To Tweet I was not pursuing my purpose because I had become complacent with a steady paycheck, benefits and a routine. I was placed on this earth for a bigger purpose and simply had to get past the fear of change. God answered my prayers, turned my life upside down, and placed me on a path in the direction of His will. No matter how difficult it is to build and run your own business, I couldn’t be happier!
To pursue your dreams there is no room for doubt. It’s all about learning to start each day with a “no excuses” attitude. Year after year, God has shown me that there is nothing I can’t accomplish on this journey with His help. I have held tight for many years to Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” My life is a regular adventure in the unexpected, and continues to unfold according to God’s will. The most exciting part is the anticipation of all the ways He will continue to work through me to touch the lives of others in a powerful way.
Have you become complacent in your life? Do you feel the time coming when you will be pushed from your comfort zone to a place of growth? Embrace the challenge for change! I felt like an eaglet who had been pushed from the nest. God gave me my wings and with Him as my source, I am still flying!