1. Oh yes, that first step! Whew! But when we are taking the step with Him, we can’t go wrong. Thanks for a great reminder, Kelly, that sometimes we have to let go to receive something even bigger. Happy Tuesday!

  2. That is bold! I’m so glad you listened and surrendered…and that the Lord’s plans for you are flourishing still! Thanks for the encouragement today Rachel and Kelly : )

  3. Kelly- this was so good and encouraging. Sometimes we just don’t understand what God is doing but He is always so faithful! And you’re so right- the first step is always the scariest!! It’s nice to meet you Kelly, and Rachel- thanks for allowing her to guest post! Have a great day ladies!

  4. This is a beautiful example of the truth of the verse that says: Faithful is He who calls you – He also will do it! This is true of our salvation, and beyond that, into our vocation! I would never want to attempt ministry of any kind without his anointing and enablement!

  5. The first step is always the hardest. Visiting from Jaime’s linkup (#14) and glad I did!

  6. I just made a similar step in my life. Away from something I loved and was good at towards something God was calling me to do. It hurt, it was scary, it was hard…but just like in your story, God has been faithful! Following Him is always worth the price we pay. Best of luck to you as you continue to search for God’s best in your life.

  7. I have been in these exact shoes. While I drug my feet a bit longer, not understanding why God would want me out of what seemed like my only ministry, He opened my eyes to something different He had planned for me. Beyond my knowledge and clearly beyond my own vision. So grateful for all His moves, big, small, hard and easy. He always goes before me. #lovingmyLord Thanks for sharing your heart #BeBoldGirl

    1. Amen Jaime! Praise God that his plans are better and that he goes before us and prepares the way!

  8. Thank you for the reminder of a time in my life…because it wasn’t on my radar screen to recall it and meditate on it in the context of “now.”

    1. You are welcome Sarah. I’m honored that God used my story to encourage you. He is so good!

  9. Love and relate to this so much! I have recently been reflecting on the past 6 months of leading a LIFEgroup and the fact that it took me a full year to follow through on starting it. Now, it has been one of the biggest blessings.

  10. I understand that completely. I’m sure there’s things I definitely need to let go of and walk away. I love your phrase slivers of joy, I know how grasping for them can be. My blog post today is called Scatter Joy. I had been bogged down with prayer requests, not that I minded but some of these people were so ill. I was burdened with their pain and grief of the sisters asking prayer. The Holy Spirit moved yesterday with joy. I think that’s what we are all to do to scatter joy, because that’s what Jesus is. Thanks, Kelly.

    1. You are welcome Rebecca. I love your idea to scatter joy. It’s a good mindset to have as we come along side others. Thanks for stopping by and reading the rest of my story.

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