Saturday, November 27, 2010

Changes

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"I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back"  Erica Jong

I've felt it....since last year....probably longer...a niggling inside...knowing it was time for a change...to leave the familiar...and take a step in a new direction. It was there....nagging at me....everyday. I knew it...but I sat on the fence....afraid....wanting the security of the familar...and of what was comfortable. 

But more and more the comfortable started feeling uncomfortable. I constantly felt the tug....the pull...to go in another direction. This week...I took the risk. I resigned from my job.  But not before I was told I had been given enough compensation for what had happened to me.....all those years terrorized....and struggling to survive. He's provided in overwhelming ways. 

After I resigned....a call came....a woman....well known in the community....wants to help me tell my story insisting others need to hear...that nothing is impossible to overcome. 

Another call came. Another woman. Someone in a city not too far away...a pastor's wife....she was given a copy of my book. Wants to meet....has people in her congregation that need to hear my story.

My heart burns to tell...and show that in Him...there's freedom....no matter how dark it looks. I took a step in faith...and feel a song in my soul..that I'm on the right road.....
I only want to follow where He leads. Show me your ways O Lord...... 

36 comments:

Mike Golch said...

changes are good especially if they are driven by Our Father.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, what a big step. I am so proud of you.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is so amazing...see? You are changing the world!!!
Many blessings to you and your family,
Cindy
XO

Andrea said...

First, you know I must say a Godly, "I told you so!" Second....WOW, I can't wait to see all that GOD will do in and through your life from this point on. No doubt HE will do great things in and through your life.
Big hugs,
andrea

Wanda's Wings said...

Wow,it sounds so exciting. God has big plans for you!

MTJ said...

Hi Sarah,

Congratulations as you venture in new directions. You recently mentioned needing to be challenged, how you need that in your life. May you find more grace as you journey onward.

I so appreciate how you open yourself and share your life; a life of perseverance, hope and faith. I'm not sure what brought me to your blog so many months ago, but I am grateful.

I pray that through your testimony, others find the courage to stand up and discover the truth of God's uncompromising love. May others experience healing from their hurts, and may they discover that they do have value and identity.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Ginny said...

Terrorized? what HAS been going on? How long were you there? I'm glad you were compensated, were there any others? It is a brave thing to do to quit in this economy, even with awful conditions. But when you step out in faith, God will provide, and he's already started

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Sarah!!! I am PROUD of you! You've got guts and faith. You're on the right track! I love you and am praying for you! :) Muah!

Whidbey Woman said...

Sometimes we need to step out in faith.
God is with you. He will lead you and will provide for your every need. God bless you, Sarah.

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Sarah, I believe God is smiling on you and has great blessings in store...
Hold on to your hat!! This is a life turning!!!
Blessings Crystal xxx

Velvet Over Steel said...

How Awesome and Exciting, Sarah, to be able to able to help others with your story!! You will do just fine, in fact fabulous!!!

You are the strongest person I know!!!
Can't wait to see all the God has planned for you!!

Blessings & Many Hugs,
Coreen

Saleslady371 said...

How exciting to be led of the Lord for His purpose like this. Praising God for your obedience, Sarah. Many will be blessed because you listened to Him. My prayers go with you as you share your story of deliverance.

Mevely317 said...

Good for you, Sarah!!! I'm holding you in my prayer consciousness as you stand tall and proud ... and no doubt, will pave the path for others.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Praise the Lord! There is such a need for people to hear your story.It is truly God leading the way.Your video is beautiful.
God Bless,
Ginger

Ruth said...

dearest Sarah, what an amazing testimony! thank you for posting!!

bj said...

Thank you for this lovely post of faith.

And...thanks for stopping by with your sweet story of your daughter.:))

Heather said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I am now following you and will find your blog extremelly helpful. It is my life goal to write a book so how amazing that you have done so.
~Have a great Sunday!
Heather
Pieces of Me

Marydon said...

Trust & believe & you shall be shown a new path ... lovely write.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Carol said...

Sarah,
Our God is faithful! Thank you for sharing this story of faithfulness...you to Him, Him to you!

Toyin O. said...

This awesome Sarah, I don't doubt that it is God leading you in this direction and I don't doubt that you will know his overwhelming power, faithfulness, and grace as you move to this new chapter. I also just want to thank you for your visit and gracious comment. Have a blessed week.

Clif said...

Like C.S. Lewis you have been surprised by joy! God is moving in your life. Remember the words of the old hymn, "Where He Leads Me I Will Follow." I like the words of another song, "It may not be on the mountains high, or over the stormy sea, it may not be at the battles front, my Lord will have need of me, but if I am needed anywhere, in paths that I do not know, I'll answer Dear Lord, with my hand in thine, I'll go where you want me to go."
God bless you Sarah as you live for Him.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy that you are making yourself available and that God is using your story to help others. God bless you, Sarah! May He lead you every step of the way!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sue said...

Isn't God Awesome Sarah? When one door closes there He stands with many and bigger doors opened.I am very happy and excited for and with you.May the Lord continue to bless you in all that you do.
Much love to you,
Sue

NanE said...

Sarah, God is watching over you and if you listen, he will lead you where he needs you. Bless you for having the courage to follow through. Hugs and blessings, Nan

dunlizzie said...

Sarah, I am so glad God is providing opportunities for you to share as it will help bring about healing and hope in others lives as God shows them how possible the seemingly impossible is. I am also glad you are getting to know your Irish neighbor as you mentioned on my page. How exciting! Gotta love that! Thanks again for stopping by my corner and I'll be praying for you as you share your testimony in these days ahead. God bless :)

char72 said...

I'm excited to hear what all God has in store for your future. It is exciting for us hearing about it. I'm glad you're listening to God and walking through those open doors. I know you will bless countless people by sharing your story and showing them the way to overcome.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

How encouraging! And what lovely timing. Have a blessed Spiritual Sunday.

Dena E's Blog said...

You Just Go Sweet Sis!!! Go with GOD and keep giving Him the GLORY ...We are sooooo proud of you and the way you show your deep AWEsome love for Jesus no matter what...And I thank Him and you for that Sis!!!
You are a true blessing to soooooooo many of us!!!
Blessings to you from our Sweet LORD as you look to Him in this, His beautiful season, and those to come. Isn't it Magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every Season......Hugs Dena
PS:: I sooooooooo thank you for touching my heart with your note..

Cathy said...

Praying for God's guidance and blessings, Dear ~ I pray God will use you mightily, for His glory.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

A new part of your journey has begun, Sarah. May you sense Him walking beside you at every turn. many blessings..Trish

Wanda said...

An awesome testimony Sarah. May I have the courage to follow where He leads. Blessings to you.

Dee said...

Sarah...new beginnings in the Lords service. I am sure you will help and bless many. Congratulations.♥

Sheila Deeth said...

may God bless those new steps. A wonderful post.

Lynda Young said...

Oh wow, that's wonderful and amazing. When one door closes another opens. Blessings to you
Lyn

Nana Jul said...

Holy Moly where have I been? How exciting...How Brave but O How you know He will provide!! Truly He works in AMAZING ways. Walk in Faith and Love....He will guide you always! Whoohoo!!
Doing the Hallelujah Dance sister...for YOU!

Annesphamily said...

You are a bright shining light in this dark world. I love knowing you and listening to you here Anne