leaping into the unknown.

 

 “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”

Lamentations 3:25-26

this monday i turned in my two weeks notice to the only job i’ve known since graduating college.  while overwhelmed with emotion the day of my resignation also came a sense of freedom and peace as to what’s to come in the future.  without a doubt this next season that i’m entering is going to require me to do things i’ve never done. learning how to trust, obey, have patience, and be willing to step out of my comfort zone.  in fact it has already required me to have a level of faith that i never imagined was even possible. but what’s amazing, is that throughout this whole preparation process, when i should be feeling stressed and overwhelmed, i’ve felt nothing but peace. i have only God to thank for providing step by step guidance and reassurance along this road.  i’ve encountered road blocks and deterrents, but when one door has closed, another has opened.  it’s absolutely amazing to sit back in awe of a God that makes every last detail come together exactly when it’s supposed to.  there are still things that i’m waiting for God to show me, but i’m confident in knowing that i serve a God that’s going to provide me with everything he knows i need. 

while i would like to dive right back into the swing of things where i left off a few years ago, i have a feeling things are going to be a bit different.  i’ve always been the type to be active in EVERYTHING but i’m looking forward to taking some time to just ‘be.’ and while in this state of ‘being,’ this doesn’t just mean i’ll be hanging out not doing anything–this means i’ll be ‘waiting quietly’ for what God has in store. i only want God’s best for every area of my life and to receive that, i’m learning this involves significant levels of obedience, trust and patience. 

throughout this entire preparation process, i’ve been deeply inspired by people who are living out their passion.  it’s so awesome to see individuals not only living out their passion, but also having a deep and sacred love for Jesus and aren’t afraid to share that with others. these folks are far and few, but they do exist.  and they inspire me to move forward with this leap that i’m taking.  i refuse to be someone who sits around and asks ‘what if…’ or ‘i should have…’.  i am a strong believer that God has placed a unique passion and desire inside everyone’s heart, and it’s our choice as to whether or not we follow him into living that out.  i’m looking forward to digging deeper into my passion of dance–learning it at a new level, doing it, studying it, and sharing it. 

i encourage each and every one of you, that if there’s a passion and desire inside of you but you don’t know how ANYTHING is going to work out–WAIT.  waiting isn’t always fun, but you never know what God is planning on the other end.  my thoughts are, if he’s making us wait, it’s gotta be something GREAT!

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