Stepping out in faith sounds easy, but it means leaving our comfort zone to face our deepest fears. When the circumstances are dictating that there is little optimism to go around, Faith screams the opposite. I hope the following journey I am going to share with you encourages you to follow your dreams and step out in faith when faced with comfort zones that don’t require it.
I once worked at a call centre company as a student. It was great and I loved the fact that I was making a minimum of R5000 per month, which was a lot at that time 😀 Being comfortable with the environment I was in, another part of me was yearning for studio. Writing and releasing music was in my heart, so to focus on that, including my studies, I ended up leaving the call centre. Immediately after taking the bold step my music career started flourishing but I wasn’t happy. I was so frustrated and I couldn’t pin point what was the cause. Until I realised that I was just doing music because of talent and it had been a dream ever since I was 12. My relationship with God was getting better and I felt God was calling me into something bigger than just doing music for the fun of it. So I decided to leave the music industry so I can gain perfective with what God wants me to do with my life. During this time while serving at my local church, it allowed me to grow spiritually, vocally and as an individual alongside amazing people who’ve shaped me to become the best version of myself. However, while being in church there were moments I asked God if I was ready to go back to the industry although He was still working on my heart and character.
In 2014 I got a job at a bank which I really liked and was good at. There’s actually awards to prove that I was one of the best performing employees. Ironically I still felt like I was trapped. My creativity process was being compromised which I didn’t like! So I started asking God to open the right doors for me to do music and ministry full time. Being a God who answers prayers, guess what? He answered mine. He asked me to quit my job, and I was like, “Well I can leave my job but how am I going to support myself?” God was calling me to step out in faith and just fully trust in what He was doing and I can tell you now that I am living my best life. There’s nothing more faith building than waking up everyday trusting in God to open the next door for you. Its an exciting journey that a paycheque can’t buy. I left my job last month and God is already showing off just because of my one step of obedience.
If you want to build confidence, stepping out in faith will do it. Trust God to encourage you and to use situations in your life for good. The Bible said in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Sometimes God’s plans make us nervous! Yet, we can have the confidence that we are following His plan and that we have nothing to fear. You will fail sometimes and that is okay. This will make you stronger and give you the ability to overcome obstacles.