Although I've been doing this magazine for the past five years, I have only just begun to do this as my career. Have I mentioned how terrifying that has been? God is good though! Anyhoo, during this time I have been receiving so much flack for stepping out because I had a very "secure" job. I had (have) a high position in management at a small Home Health Care company. Everyone thought I landed the perfect gig...and this may be true but it's not what God called me to do and I could feel the burn every time I logged into that office computer.
When I finally decided to take the plunge :) I expected support from certain individuals in my life and it was not there. The very people I supported in every venture the pursued (pompoms and all) were nowhere to be found once it was my turn to step up to the podium.
I was beginning to feel down on myself, like I was doing something wrong. It wasn't until I received that phone call from my Dad, right when I needed someone to talk to. He encouraged me in such a way that I will forever be grateful for! God knew I needed that at that very moment! I am so thankful! My Dad reminded me that God was in control but he was also sure to voice how proud he was of me and how excited he was for me. I was literally in tears on that phone call.
When you're the one always encouraging people, attending their events, buying their products and no one being there for you-hurts! One of my aunts recently got a glimpse of my magazine and called me up. She was very impressed with what I was doing. She was gushing about how proud she was of me (Glory to God!!!). She explained how she had a tugging on her hurt to contribute financially. Although I don't know exactly what that looks like I am so grateful for her to reach out and even want to support this ministry. I really expected for the financial blessing to come from someone very close to me, but so far that is not what's happening. It was so unexpected for my aunt to reach out in that way and I find myself wondering why the person I wanted to support me in that way hasn't. I can't harp on that though, but accept the support that was so unlikely.