“I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world” John 16:33 (The Message).
During the period between August 8th and the present, I’ve continued to work at my medical transcribing job to a lesser extent while pursuing freelance writing as a stepping stone to becoming an author or whatever avenue of writing/speaking God ultimately has planned. I’ve been enjoying more time with my family, who inspire my writing, as well as using this time to minister to my husband and my children, during a very busy season for them. God has opened the door to some freelance opportunities for me to hone my writing skills in Christ-honoring ways.
I’m still not earning that supplemental income yet through writing endeavors, but God grants me peace each day as I ask for it along with asking for the strength needed for whatever our family will be facing that day. I’ve learned to say thank You to God as soon as He provides something financially for us during this transition phase. I couldn’t show it to you on paper, but He’s paying the bills. I don’t know how long I’ll be here or where exactly God is leading, but I’m learning to rest in the assurance which is God knows the plan. I have confidence He’ll show me exactly what I need to see when it needs to be revealed. Until then, I’ve been blessed with God reassuring me countless of times, sometimes in very creative ways, without my having to ask.
The best part of this journey? God gets all the glory. He’s the One providing, He’s the One who knows where I’m going, and He’s the One with the map. I’m willingly submitting to His will while enjoying the journey. I never thought I could say how peaceful it is to live a life of faith instead of fear.
What God’s willing to do for me, He’s waiting to do for you. Is there an area of your life that appears out of your control? Have you given it to God, trusting Him to protect and guide you to safety without knowing the details? I would like to encourage you today. The first few steps are scary, and fear will try to creep up from time to time along the way, but the peace God gives following faith in action is like nothing I’ve experienced before. That same peace is waiting for you as well, my Friend.
If you would like to talk more about this, feel free to comment below or email me at clSwalwell99@gmail.com. I’m always willing to connect.
© 2013 Cheri Swalwell