Day: Sunday, October 9th
Place: My bedroom
The last I wrote I had just taken a leap of faith by trusting God’s voice, declaring His plan, and letting go of my own. Since taking that leap, it has been simply amazing and encouraging to watch God work in my life. Here are just a few of the things that have happened……
#1 – – The same Friday that I leaped of the edge (the day of my last bog) I was told of a job a couple of hours later by the mom of two of my Beautiful You girls and it far exceeded my wildest dreams. Then, on Monday morning, I got a phone call asking if I could interview at 3:45 that day. I wondered if I was qualified, but I guess I was because they hired me on the spot!!! I am now the newest Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist at Hartsell Psychological Services. I am working with students one-on-one to help them build skills in areas that will help them be successful both in academics and in life. Skills such as: managing anxiety, coping skills, self-esteem, anger, and school performance. I believe that this job is a spring-board for me to pursue a career in counseling and if that is not exciting enough to top it all off the pay is fantastic. God is my provider! I had been looking into a different position that I thought was amazing but I found out the job had been filled. I was disappointed but God had an even bigger and better plan in mind!!
#2 -– A verse that God gave me a year ago for Beautiful You was clarified in its’ meaning.
I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies;
I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved.
In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!”
they’re calling you “God’s living children.” – Romans 9:25 The Message
When God first gave me this verse I thought it was geared towards the Beautiful You girls. But over the last two days in multiple forms God showed me that it was not for the girls but for the board and the staff of Beautiful You. This is what I wrote in church today:
Beautiful You, Inc. is going to use “no-bodies”, those that the world has discarded as yesterday’s trash because of their past choices and circumstances, to fulfill our mission. I am going to help women uncover and develop their God –given purpose and strengths and provide them with a place to shine. I am going to give them a place to belong and to flourish. Beautiful You will be successful because Christ will be the strength in our weakness NOT because we are the best at what we do, know it all, or have all the answers. God will get all of the glory for our success because without Him we know we are nothing. I have learned that you don’t have to be the best you just have to care the most, and with God as our source nothing will get in our way. Beautiful You is going to prove that God can and will take broken people who feel as though they are nothing but a wasted mess and turn their lives into something beautiful.
And all I have to say about that is AMEN!
#3 -– When I first started this journey a lady whom I had never met gave this word…
“Erin, you are in a soil that is being tilled up and you are going to be uprooted spiritually from where you are and replanted in ground near running waters. You are going to get stronger “fertilizer” and constant watering. This will make you strong rooted and able to withstand anything, because the tree that is planted by the water is firmly rooted.”
“Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb……” – Revelation 22:1
Today’’s church service was titled ““Planted”” and talked about God’s destiny for our life. I had this peace in my heart with the realization that I was uprooted and I have now been planted where God wants me. God often calls us to a “”land”” aka our destiny, but often we get discouraged way too quickly and leave the land that God called us to. Recent heartache has made me question if I had made the right choice in going on this journey. But our guest speaker, evangelist Matt Scull, said at church today, “”God says, stay where I planted you and I will visit you there. A tsunami of success will come behind you if you stay where I told you to stay.”” Sometimes we feel like giving up or quitting because of discouragement. But the Holy Spirit is saying “”Don’t you dare leave my voice!””
I am not leaving the voice. I know I have been planted in Tahlequah for a reason and I know that what God has revealed to me is just the beginning. I am thankful to serve a faithful God – a God who always delivers on His word.
God is Good All The Time and All the time God is Good.