Cliff jumping is the most amazing, freeing, peaceful, exhilarating, doubtful, scary, annoying feeling ever.
How can I have all those great feelings and those horrible ones too?
I recently quit my job on a whim because I felt God tugging me away. Before making a big decision I practice Push, Pull, Peace. Before quitting I KNEW the Lord told me after I leave that job I'm going to use you in extraordinary way, in extraordinary places. I'll give you the desires of your hearts, not just the simple ones but ones you never knew existed. When it's the right time, jump, go ahead and jump.
There came a time when I had to choose between serving God on a ministry staff that I made a prior commitment to and going to work. Now, I'm not saying go ahead and quit your job! This was between me and God only! But a while back I've felt the "push" away from my job. I felt the "pull" in another direction. And the more and more I analyzed and prayed upon that push and pull I felt "peace."
After returning from serving staff I straight up heard God tell me quit, go ahead and quit right now. When I heard that, I felt a sense of peace. But being the human that I am, I disobeyed for a few hours then a few days then about 2 weeks!!! The more and more I didn't do it, the more I felt sick and overwhelmed. The more and more I thought about it doing it the more I felt peace and my mind had free space to execute the things God had put on my heart to accomplish. I KNEW God set a path out for me to make my wildest dreams a reality! I just knew it! I believed it!!! God needed my undivided attention on what he set out for me. So I did it!!!! I quit! And it felt AMAZING for the simple fact that I acted out of obedience! I felt peace. Suddenly God put all of these assignments and ideas on my heart! It was like I cleaned out my phone storage and I now had space to download the music and apps and pictures!
For about 2 days I was rolling on carrying out the assignments and ideas. Then I got really really annoyed!!!! I felt doubt overcome me like a shadow, I felt the spirits of laziness, inferiority and jealousy enter my mind. My confidence was low. I became overwhelmed with the tasks I had to get done to carry out the God given assignments and ideas. I felt confused! Ok that's when I had enough!! I know my God is not a God of confusion!! (1 Corinthians 14:33) These things are not like God. This is when I had to talk to my husband for counsel, read the word, worship nonstop and pray and seek God and realize that this was the Devil!!!
Remember I said God told me he had some things in store for me if I just quit my job. He wanted me to cliff jump out on faith and he'll show me more than I've ever seen and use me in ways I'd never thought! See, the devil sees this! He know what's about to happen. He know that a person totally reliant on God to shake this earth is coming for his demise and he is not happy about it! He is looking to stop you in your tracks, get you off course, lose sight of what God wants you to do! He doesn't like that at all! Satan uses any and everything to throw you off course. He'll have you spending your time comparing yourself to someone you follow on social media, to your friends just so you can doubt and distract yourself when you could be spending that time working on your book or building your business. He makes you think you're too tired to get up and go to church to serve in the ministry where God has placed you to do Kingdom business with other like minded believers. He'll make you feel inferior to other people so you won't have to confidence to show up and show out how God has equipped you to do. He'll make you second guess disassociating yourself from toxic environments, family and friends so you can't stay focused on God and His righteousness. Whew!
I know this all too well. I am going through it right now! I know that the after a big cliff jump, and launch into a big plan God has to use you, the devil will test you and try to stop that. He'll make you feel confused. You may feel like you didn't make the right decision. That's why it's so important to know who God is, know that he is not a God of confusion. Know that God is a promise keeper, know that God is faithful and he honors your sincere faithfulness to Him.
So if you've recently cliff jumped and you're doubting, I'm praying for you right now.
In the name of Jesus I pray who ever is being tested by the enemy after jumping out on faith for you Lord, that they hold true to Your word and promises and that they resist the Devil so that he will flee. I pray that their hearts and minds are stayed on the Word so they will have the courage and confidence to receive all that You, their Father has for them, not just for their temporary pleasure, but for Your kingdom. Amen.
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