Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Walk With Christ: My Testimony of "Stepping Out & Finding Out"

I have two testimonies to share somewhere down the line. For now I'll share one which seems more appropriate following the snippet of a daily reading by Joyce Meyer's I titled "Stepping Out & Finding Out."

One that manifested and took place was last Fall (2012). I was debating on going back to school. I didn't know what school I should attend, nor did a specific program stuck out to me that was geared toward my career choice or what I wanted to do. 

It's crazy how God works. Because last year (Before this all happened) I connected with a long time friend from grade school who had invited me to her church out of the blue (Which I am now a member of). I put it off once, and finally decided to attend church with her. Mind you, I already had a church home...we actually grew up in the same church but it was time to move onward as we were growing in our relationship with Christ.

Anyways, we connected through that one incident. I found out she was working on her PhD via online. Mind you "As Iron sharpens Iron, so a friend sharpens a friend" -Proverbs 27:17...let that marinate. So, I was like oh wow, online schools (certain ones) must be credible if she's attending one. This girl is always on her P's & Q's when it's about her etc. So just hanging around her, hanging out at Starbucks to just meet up and chat on days she would be studying there kind of pushed me to look further more into attending graduate school.

What stopped me BEFORE was rejection. Being rejected because I didn't graduate with a high GPA or that didn't seem desirable for a grad school. After she and my best friend pushed me to apply, I decided to look into it. Fast forward, I found the school that fit me! I had to go through different procedures to be considered, but guess what?! Within a month span I was signing up for courses and starting my first Qrt!? Look at God!

You want to know HOW I know this was nothing but God? I'm not the best when it comes to academics and comprehending things. I'm just going to put it out there. I've never been a straight A student. Never ever. I was an average (C) student who knew they had potential despite what test scores said. I am now in my 3rd Qrt and I have earned nothing but A's in my classes!!! Can I get an Amen?! 

The fear of being rejected didn't stop me for long because I knew and I prayed on it as I went through the process of going back to school, all the way up to when I got accepted! I said "Let me step out on faith." and I did. I've stressed out a little here in there while being in the program, for the simple fact that my GPA must be at a B or higher. Each Qrt I say "Lord, if it's Your will, it'll happen!" Grades start to pour in and honeyyyyyy I praised Him and still do for getting past each chapter. He hasn't brought me here to leave me. I tell this to others all the time. Even as I share my testimony with others. It was nothing but Him so why would He just leave me to fend for myself? He does what He says He's going to do!!! "Don't be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. he will be with you, He will neither fail you nor abandon you." -Deuteronomy 31:8

Call me crazy! But I have gotten the hang of this "Stepping Out & Finding Out" thing. Wait until I share another testimony that not even my mother thought I would have done. Sometimes you just have to "go against the grain" and obey and listen to Him. Most of the time He's waiting on us to take a step "leap of faith" because He's always near to catch us, support us and LOVE us through it all.

So what do YOU need to Step Out and do? What is something you have been asking and talking to God about? The only way to find out if it's meant to be is to JUST DO IT! Don't allow fear to take over what maybe the blessing or breakthrough you've been waiting for.


  1. Wow what a great read. Seems like me there's power in rehection!


  2. Rejection*

    I too have found glory in the midst of it because I've learned that man can't be pleased - so aiming for that is a false fight. That's why loving God and having Him on my side makes life so much more fulfilling !


  3. love that deuteronomy verse. thanks for sharing :)


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