Leap of Courage

17 Dec

I often listen to God music…truly music for the soul.  Today I heard “Courageous” by Casting Crowns. Not the first time I have heard it, but this morning it spoke to me in a different way. The words “we were made to be courageous” …a potent message for my current situation.

What is courage?  It is most definitely in those that defend our freedom.  Assuredly it is those everyday heroes who fight fires and man our streets with protection.  It is in the determination of those faced with life altering health issues.  A different kind of courage for different reasons, it is the occasional smaller acts in our daily lives that courage prevails.

For my own reasons, I have been graced with the courage to leave what has provided my financial stability.  An explicable desire to live life on different terms than most recent, I have taken a leap.  Call it a leap of faith…I also call it a leap of courage.

I gave my notice today.  Two weeks and I will no longer have the security of my job of sixteen years. The spirit draining employment I have known will be no longer.  For the first time in my life, I have no backup other than a whole lot of faith and a little bit of courage.

As I think of that song, I pray…”thank you Lord for making me courageous”.  I know it will take me places I have never been!

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8 Responses to “Leap of Courage”

  1. Bev December 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    You are so brave. You will be great in this new world you are creating! Hurray for you!

  2. evansdl December 18, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    You go girl! Trust yourself, have faith, and remember to keep moving forward.

  3. freedomfollies December 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Good luck to you! May the Lord bless your steps!

  4. mcwoman January 7, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    I commend you for doing what’s good for you. I took the same “leap” three years ago when I finally admitted moving into the insurance/investment industry was a BIG mistake for me. I had been successful to a point, but wasn’t willing to invest any more of my energy into the endeavor. What followed was three years of unemployment, but I got a chance to write four books, become a full-time caretaker for my husband who suffers from MS and a woman who thoroughly enjoys her pug dog. My life is happy. Not so much for my bank account, but what’s that they say? You can’t take it with you! Good luck. I’m sure you won’t be sorry for your decision to move on.

    • May Your Soul Stir™ January 7, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      Thank you for your encouragement. I honestly don’t know what’s in my future, but making a living writing and inspiring would top my wish list. I’ll just have to see if that’s on God’s list as well!

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