I have spent most of my life trying to figure out what I am supposed to do with my life, questioning every decision I made. Trying to figure out if it’s God’s will for my life. Waiting for God to point me in a direction, any direction. Trying to figure out my purpose. While this may sound honorable, it was actually debilitating. I was scared to make any moves because I didn’t know if it was what I was supposed to do.
My mom told me she wanted to do a book study, along with Mosaic LA. The Book was Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus. I agreed. We are always trying to come up with things to do to improve ourselves with the added accountability of doing it together.
**Side note – absolutely amazing book! I am only in chapter 3 and it has already altered the course of my thinking. Get it! Read it! Absorb it!
Chapter 2 changed my thinking forever. It was like I put on a new pair of glasses. It made complete sense and I couldn’t believe I had never thought about it before. Erwin is great at helping you look at something in a completely different way.
In the first two chapters, Erwin talks about making choices and taking initiative. Erwin points out that we can’t follow God in neutral. But the story that hit me the hardest was the story of his friend who had just graduated seminary. He was receiving all kinds of great offers, but he was frozen – waiting for God to tell him which one he was supposed to take. Erwin points out to him that he should just choose one. That as long as it is in line with God’s character – we can choose. We can act on what we already know is right.
That hit me like a ton of bricks. I know my God’s character. I know His values. I know Him, and He knows me. This being the case – I can trust my passions, and I can follow them, because He placed them in my heart.
Thanks to this revelation – I have made some huge steps. I was feeling very complacent, very mundane in my life. Waiting on God to show me some elaborate sign as to what I was supposed to do. But after reading Chasing Daylight, I realized that I can move forward, in a direction that is aligned with God’s character and trust that it’s the right direction.
So, I will be starting college in a few months and I will be starting a new job that is more in line with my passion for helping people. I start on Sunday. God has been with me this whole time, just waiting for me to act on what I already knew was right.
The funny thing is, as soon as I started putting in some action, all the pieces fell into place so quickly. My whole world has shifted, its scary but also really exciting!
What future are you being called to?
Can you trust your passions?
Will you settle or step into your future?
Here’s to stepping into the future!
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