When the world looks at your situation and worries about you (God bless them), but you feel nothing but peace, just ride that wave, baby!
Without sounding full of myself or my situation, I’m currently riding that wave filled with a supernatural peace right and I can only encourage you to do the same.
Roughly 2 months ago, I decided to quit my job and become my own company – a freelance journalist. Before I decided to take this leap of faith, I consulted a lot of people. From my professional networks, church pastors to friends and family. Calculating all kinds of risks and trying to see how best to prepare myself for this move. After several months of talking in circles, nothing was happening, there was no ‘door’ opening, there was no road out of my complacent job. This made me feel very restless and restricted. I hate waiting. I like to get things done, I like to move and get things done, even in my downtime – this is a blessing and a curse. Some of my friend’s tell me off or not knowing how to take a break.
I’m a Christian. I got baptised in March this year. The moment I came out of the water (a symbol of being washed clean of your sins and made new again in Christ) a spark ignited in my heart. It was a voice basically waking me up, like a ‘what-the-hell-are-you-waiting-for-what-have-you-got-to-lose?’ voice.
It has been more than 2 months since I’ve left Singapore, and moved to Jakarta. I can testify that I did not plan everything that has happened to me since. Opportunities have surfaced along the way in such a smooth transitional way. Whenever I finish one project, a door automatically opens to another exciting one. The timing has just been nothing short but perfect. It sounds like it has fallen into place without any effort, but that’s not true at all. I believe that whatever we do in our lives, and whenever we do it will eventually lead to our main purpose in this world. So in moments where mundane tasks feel like they’re going no where, they’re not. The saying that ‘everything only makes sense in hindsight’ really rings true when you look back and connect the dots in your life.
I am really enjoying where I am right now. Embracing the uncertainty, feeling the fear and just going with it – The complete opposite to who I was before. I’m a planner. But now I can’t even plan my life 1 month ahead. I don’t know how people can plan holidays a year in advance. To be honest, I don’t even know where I will be next month.
Allow me to share with you two barriers that I had to breakdown to get to get to this supernatural peace:
I’m still on my journey. No matter the circumstance, the greatest weapon I have is this supernatural peace that I have the great privilege to live in.
Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. – Psalm 119:165
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