Big problems, little problems…there were so many times in my life when I just wanted to get the heck out of the situation I was in. I remember years ago feeling miserable, desperate, and alone. And I was already a Christian.
There was one particularly horrific day that sent me over the edge. I finally came face to face with the ugly truth that I had been searching for answers that didn’t include doing things God’s way. I cried out to Him, literally cried, asking Him to help me. I gave the reins over. I was done screwing things up.
Nothing changed dramatically by the time 24 hours had passed, but inwardly, a small change was made. Through the words of another, He showed me a different perspective on the current turmoil in my life. I could have just blown it off, but the moment I heard it, I knew it was right.
Fast forward to more recent history. We, as a family, make the move to Arizona. Things weren’t so hot. The job scene was pitiful, and the housing scene was just as bad. Thankfully, I had already been taught that I couldn’t be moved by what I was seeing – I had to trust God, resist fear, and know that He was making a way out of the mess.
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
So, my husband and I agreed that it was time for me to find a part-time job. I ended up answering a Craigslist ad looking for an administrative assistant for a political website. Then, my boss decides to write a book, and I suddenly found myself immersed into the fine art of book publishing and all it entails.
That was a year ago. Now, because I followed that one little step God wanted me to take, and continued following – He has led me into freelance writing and ebook formatting. The most amazing part to me is how He has used me to touch other people’s lives all along the way.
I would have never dreamed that a part-time job as a secretary would eventually lead me to where I am now. God is good, and He knows what He’s doing. Like He said in Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
God has seen the end from the beginning, and He knows exactly what path you need to take to get out of your living hell – you just need to get that first step from Him, and trust that even if it doesn’t make much sense, or it doesn’t solve the problem right away, it’s going to lead you to answers.
What little step will you take today? That reminds me…I need to get on the treadmill.