Taking that Leap of Faith
I have learned in life, many words that are easy to speak are frequently not so easy to live. This appears to be a part of the "human condition." In both the Old and New Testaments, it even states, "They serve me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."
We have longed for or declared one thing, while dancing to the tune of "the way it is," and our own fear and resistance.
As I say to my granddaughter, "Don't just say it, show it." This is true for us all, at all times. Spiritual Principle won't work if we are not working it.
Oddly enough, while teaching, preaching, learning, living and sharing the principles I love so much, my own fear and resistance can still manage, on occasion, to be the very blocks that stand in the way of taking a leap of faith.
When I returned to Connecticut to start a church, I knew that for financial reasons I would need to take a "regular job." I never thought that I would be at that job six years later! The words I would say to others about the importance of living your mission, doing what you love and feel called to do, would weigh heavy on my own heart.
The minute the door opened to a new option, aka reaching the age of 66 and I could "retire," I knew it was time to take the leap of faith and leave the security of my secular job to devote my time to the ministry of my heart.
"Common sense" would say this was not a smart thing to do, as I do not have the retirement plan balances declared to be necessary to retire. But I am employing my "uncommon sense." I am engaging my faith God, in myself and in all I know to be true. I am not "retiring" in the worldly sense, I am re-tire-ing, putting new tires on my life!
I affirm that all of the spiritual investments I have made over the years; the tithing, giving, sharing, teaching, preaching, and practicing the principles will bless me in ever-greater ways. As God is my source, there are many channels of that source. I am knowing and giving thanks that through the Law of Compensation I will be abundantly supported. I am knowing and giving thanks that the efforts I will continue to make in church and online ministry, the business I am starting to support other ministries and unlimited other channels I will always have plenty.
One of my favorite affirmations was written by Rev. Mary Catherine MacDougall: "I am rich, rich, rich. I have plenty, plenty, plenty. Plenty to spend, plenty to share, plenty to save, plenty to spare. I am rich, rich, rich, I have plenty, plenty, plenty."
My riches and plenty are not just measured by dollars and cents, rather time, family, relationships, and using my creative skills and talents to serve God and bless others.
It just doesn't get any better than that!