The idea of the unknown can be scary. It is unfamiliar territory and it can lead us to second guess or doubt ourselves. We feel troubled with the many thoughts that come into our mind such as “What if” scenarios. These scenes in our head can lead down hundreds of different paths that make us feel overwhelmed, uncertain or confused.
I’ve had to take many leaps of faith in my life and each time was more difficult than the last. Each decision to take a leap faith, I asked myself these 3 questions: Is this what I need or want? Will this be in my best interest? Is God telling me something?
It is important to weigh out the pros/cons when decision making. Feelings can be easily influenced by the flesh and we must be able to decipher what we NEED vs. want. I needed to continue schooling but was rejected by several colleges in Florida. In a moment of desperation, I prayed and The Lord lead me to apply to a college in Houston, T.X, a place I’ve never been. I knew I had nothing to lose by simply applying and honestly, I was expecting another rejection. When I received an acceptance letter, I was overjoyed until . . . reality set in. This meant I would have to move from my home state and take a leap of faith. I knew it was in my best interest to pursue my Masters degree as it was a requirement for my career field. I knew it was God telling me because I received rejection after rejection and this was the only University that accepted me.
It was one of the hardest decisions of my life. I needed to leave everyone and everything I had known to start my life over. Looking back on this moment, over 6 years ago, it was one of the best choices in my entire life. After one semester at school, I was awarded a full ride scholarship for $60,000. GLORY TO GOD! Through this experience, I made life-time friends, found a home church, grew in love and was lead closer to God. The best part of it all was during that time, I created SmileWithFaith.com!!!
Today, you may be faced with a tough choice and you are uncertain in the next move. I encourage you to ask yourself the same 3 questions I did. Through prayer and faith, The Lord will speak. He will guide you along the journey and His path will ALWAYS lead to righteousness. In Psalms 32:8, The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
ASK YOUR SELF:
- Is this what I need or want?
- Will this be in my best interest?
- What is God telling me?