A few months ago I was struggling with a decision between what I thought “made sense and what was safer” vs where God was leading me. As I continued to reflect and decide, one thing was clear – I needed to stay still and listen. In this world of constant simulation, it’s hard to just sit, meditate, and be still. That was so painfully obvious to me when I did stress release yoga for 25 minutes. I kept checking the timer to see when I would be done, because I had stuff to do!  However, when you are trying to live a Godly life based on faith, you have to take the time to be still.

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As I was contemplating “my” choices and trying to decide “what I want to do with my life and business,” I clearly heard the voice of God gently leading toward “the path” that I must go, BUT I kept questioning the message. My first thought was, “No, this can’t be from God. Why would He tell me that?  Why would he tell me to leave my job to pursue my dreams/purpose?” I tried to convince myself that I was losing my mind because I refused to believe that I would be directed down a path that “didn’t make sense to me.” Then one day God asked me to be still and listen. I went to a quiet place (my sacred closet) and was brought to tears both out of gratitude and fear. Despite that clear message, I did my best to rationalize why I didn’t want to listen. Then God started to speak to me through people that I knew, strangers, church sermons, and even messages in the Bible – reminds me of the scripture, “Again, I tell you the truth, if two of you on earth agree about whatever you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” {Matthew 18:19}. Well, I asked and God made it very clear, just as He promised. After months, yes months, I finally got it and then I decided to step out on faith and follow God’s plan for my life.

When I was clearly struggling with what path I would choose for my life, a good friend told me, “Why are you wrestling with a decision when God already told you what to do?” I was wrestling because I didn’t want to listen – He was taking me too far out of my comfort zone. God knew I was fighting His will for my life so He supplemented His direct talks with me with messages from others. In order to hear, I had to be open and listen to the messages that were being heard. Immediately after my decision, I felt a sense of peace and calm that permeated my entire spirit. I knew that I made the right decision.

I already allocate time during my day to read His Word and to pray. This new journey definitely requires that I spend a lot more time with Him. However, I’m excited because I know that He will never lead me astray. As long as I stay plugged into Him and his word, I will continue to be guided and covered by Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. {Proverbs 3: 5-7}

How much time do you set aside to be with Him? Let me know!

Aisha Taylor is a #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book “5+5 FNPhenomenal Ways to Save $100 This Week Without Killing Your Lifestyle”, and the Founder of FNPhenomenal (Frugal –n- Phenomenal). FNPhenomenal helps women to break the vicious cycle of making money, but not keeping it.  FNPhenomenal provides education about money management, empowers women to take control of their lives, develop a healthier relationship with money, and pursue being phenomenal.

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