Taking a step of faith is never easy. Wandering out into the unknown is a scary prospect for even the bravest of explorers. Bear Grylls once said “Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” Yesterday I took my first step out into the terrifying world that is the unknown.
After 6 long hours I arrived at LIV Village in Durban. Find out more about LIV here. What an incredible privilege it was to see the sun setting over the beautiful place I was to call my new home. I was nervous…(heck, I still am nervous) about where God is calling me. “I wish he would just get a stable 9-5 job!” I could hear my mom saying in the back of my mind, but that is not where I have been lead…I am confident of that.
A good friend of mine told me that where God seeks to build and create mighty works, there the enemy tries his hardest to destroy and discourage. I have felt these attacks over the past few months since hearing about a position opening up at LIV. “Let me just get a normal job. Let me get a consistent salary. It doesn’t matter that I’ll hate the job…everyone hates their jobs, right?” These were the kind of thoughts plaguing my mind, but I just knew that God did not want that for me.
Going through months of internal conflict I found that solace did not really come from my friends (as they all had different views of my predicament and some did not think it was a good idea to go to LIV), it did not even come from family (again, they were wary of stepping out in faith)…it came only from prayer and spending time in His word. If you are ever in a period of uncertainty and feel anxiety and stress creeping into your life, pray!!! He is so loving and faithful.Psalm 145:18 says “The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.” Lean on Him in times of trouble! He may not take away the circumstance straight away…you may be under attack for a while! But never lose faith in the fact that our God is bigger than our problems and he uses them to build our character for His glory.
Now that I have overcome the doubt, fear and anxiety and have finally arrived at my new home I feel so full of joy! I am filled with relief, awe and excitement. God has led me to an incredible place. I feel like He has taught me that if you trust Him, no matter what goes on around you, your obedience will be recognised and rewarded. I know that my trials and troubles are not over, and there are plenty more to come, but I know without a doubt that He is with me.
The questions I have recently found myself asking are:
Who are you living for?
Who are you working for?
What do you want your life to mean?
How much do I trust God?
If you can relate to this article please feel free to comment below! We are always keen to pray for others who are facing similar trials!
Peace and Love