Part 5 and the conclusion begins now!
Along my new journey, I asked the Lord to bless my business and if this was where He wanted me to be, to show me and make it so. Not long after, my business got a lifeline that made it sustainable. It was a clear message from God that this was my mission, my place, my purpose. Since then, He has made it evident that I am to use North Georgia Family Doulas to honor Him while I provide support to families as they grow. In fact, the Lord has been telling me to share this story on my website. He has been calling me to be a voice for Him, to be as public about my faith as I can be. I vowed to be available to Him, to follow his direction and not stray from Him.
While that vow is incredibly intimidating, I will not break it.
God calls us to do hard things; He never promised that life would be easy if we welcome Him into our hearts, but He did promise abundant fruit when we honor Him. I have seen this firsthand. I have witnessed flourishing branches of fruit and dry crippling branches in need of life saving water within my own life. As I look back on my years before my transformation with “Jesus glasses”, I see where the Lord was present and pursuing me the whole time. He never left me, He never stopped calling out to me. He has wanted a relationship with me my entire life, but He knew what I needed to go through to be able to hear His voice. While I still don’t hear a clear voice of God with my ears, I am learning how to understand and decode His messages to me. I am learning how to surrender fully and accept His will for me. I am learning how to get out of my own way and let Him lead me where I need to go.
I took a huge leap of faith in December and left my fulltime job so that I could focus on my business and have time to serve wherever He wants me to go. My last day of my job of 11 years was scary and exciting. I knew that I had to just trust Him to care for me and protect me. It’s still easy for me to miss the things that He is doing in my life to care for me, but I usually pick up on them eventually and praise His name even more.
2020 was my best year!
While many couldn’t wait for 2020 to end at the same time joking about how terrible 2021 would be, I found beauty in the ashes and gained new life. I am stronger than I have ever been. I am still learning and growing. I will never stop as long as I walk this earth. Until the day when I walk with Jesus, I will work to be the best example of His love that I can be, while understanding that I will still fall short of the Glory of God. But, thanks to the sacrifice of His only son Jesus Christ, I can feel secure in knowing that I have a spot saved in paradise with my Savior.
If you made it this far, thank you! I know this was long, but it needed to be said. I know that I covered a lot, but I also missed a lot. So much happened in 2020 and continues to happen through this walk with Jesus.
Stay tuned for more about my walk with the Lord as He places these messages on my heart.
If my story resonated with you at all, or you’re curious about what the Lord has to offer you, please reach out to me. I am not special! Jesus wants a relationship with everyone. I would love to talk with anyone who has questions about what He did in my life or what He can do in your life.