It is easy to believe when things are puzzled on its way. When we have enough on our bank accounts and we can see the sign of its coming. We see it little by little, the process, and the timing in our minds of when it will be going to happen. What an excitement! There’s a specific plan to do and action steps to follow.
What if the things you’ve figured out didn’t come along the way? The steps that you are taking when it’s in the middle stopped and get blurry on its way. What if solutions are not as tangible as if it was supposed to be? What will you do? Will you give up and gets frustrated or go on and trust God for what’s next?
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Sometimes it is easy to say “Have Faith” but when you’re in a situation you have a lot of plan B. Easy to say but difficult to do. It takes courage, and a single step to continue. Easier to say than done.
I’ve been hearing criticisms, negativity, and worry since the day the government announced of lockdown in specific areas in my hometown, Negros. News is being sensationalized by medias causing people to panic. People are ranting, businesses are closing, unemployment rates increasing. In short, the world is shaking. This pandemic Covid-19 is no joke.
Most of the time I try to justify things I choose to do. When someone suggests things this way, Nah! it’s not maybe that way – with 3-5 minutes of explanation and reasoning out. Bla Bla Bla.
In the middle of this pandemic, I felt like the Lord has something to do with me. I just don’t know, all I know is I am jumping into a new season. Woah! New-season. What is that Lord?
Oops. He wants me to resign. Seriously? I wrestle with Him, I had my rebuttal. Really? In the middle of this pandemic? Lord, It’s COVID. What should I do next? What will be my source of income? and when I had a lot of “Whys”, the world suddenly stopped. *insert crickets chirp. Haha! He seemed so silent.
I had blended worrying with overthinking. I had this strong resistance within me. Okay, Lord, I’ll hand in my resignation on November 30 so I can still get my 13th-month pay. “Do you trust me?” Okay, Lord, September 15. Haha!
People got to questioned me with my decision, yes until now. My officemates got shocked. My boss tried to clutch me if I can still be on a duty two times a week to be able for me to stay. I like what my supervisor said, “When God calls the shot, there’s nothing else you can do… so obey”
Resigning in the middle of the pandemic seems illogical in the world, but in God it’s rational.
In my mind, maybe it is non-sense, but in God it makes sense.
In people’s view, it’s stupidity, In God it’s obedience.
Today as I am writing this, I am eight days of being unemployed. I don’t know of what’s next, All I know is I obeyed and I already did my Step 1.
I remain confident in this, Whatever I do, wherever I go, He is with me. He is beside me, He is ahead of me. And sometimes, He is behind me pushing me to do things out of my comfort zone – for His glory.
Your action step:
Are you having a hard time obeying God?
Don’t figure it out. You’ll end up overthinking and delaying. Just one step at a time.
Do step one, then step two, and so on and so forth.