Life Lesson #61: When you step out on faith, you then have to walk in it.
As the end of 2011 approaches I find myself reading all of my blog posts from this year. **It’s been one helluva ride** I’ve come a long way since February when I started this and so much has happened. **how in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks am I still sane?!**
I remember one morning talking to my mom on my way to work. I was in utter turmoil because I didn’t want to go **yeah this mid 30-something was boo-hooing to mommy**. The thought of going to that place every day made me physically ill. I was questioning if I made a mistake in moving here and taking the job. I’d never been in an environment like it before, and I moved away from an established life as well as family and friends that I loved. **it wasn’t perfect, but dang – this is some real shiggity here**
My mom told me she didn’t think I’d made a mistake as this opportunity just seemed to line up too well to not be God. She said it may not be clear now why all this is happening, but you stepped out on faith – now you gotta walk in it.
Hmmm…think I smell a life lesson here.
That simple phrase applies to everything in my life right now. From men **always fodder for my blog** to work to, well, life in general. It sums up my whole year as well as my decision to move, and stay, here.
I’ve stretched myself in the love category. **I could be a yogi**
I’ve been, and supported close friends, through personal tragedy. **too much in one year**
I’ve realized that your faith grows stronger when it is exercised. **go figure**
We step out on faith and then think there’s nothing more to do. **uh no…** There must be some action with it, which is to then walk in your faith. You made a step now continue to put one foot in front of the other - walk.
As I enter 2012 I have a new mindset; knowing that stepping out on faith means walking in it too. I’ve learned a lot in 2011 – can’t wait to see the blessings that I step into in 2012.
Cue the music: **head bobbing, toe tapping**
Now, all of the things I write are my life's lessons. I share so that maybe others can learn from what I've been through or seen. I don't have all the answers (well, maybe most...) but its something to ponder. I'm not a therapist and this is not intended to provide counseling or advice. Just someone who feels they've learned a thing or two.