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Many times we don’t get what we want from God so it’s easy to blame him. We don’t get the perfect husband or wife, someone else gets chosen for our dream job or we are passed over for the promotion we’ve been hoping for.
It’s okay for a baby to pout when he doesn’t get what he want, but what about the rest of us?
It’s easy to turn our back on God during those times and to hate on people that hurt us. God desires that we wait on His perfect timing and that we forgive our enemies.
When we wait on God during our temporary losses, we can expect greater blessing in the future to come. But how do we do that?
February was a strange month, a combination of good and bad, highs and lows. It’s probably because I haven’t been quiet enough , way too much go-go-go, not enough time to let things touch my soul.
But two things did.
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When I lost my job back in Nov 15th, 2013 I started working on two things, getting a new job and starting my own business. Six months later by the grace of God, I accomplished both, but one has had to take a back burner for now.
Even though my consulting business was very successful and quickly gained interest and many followers, I’ve had to put it on hold for now and focus on my new job.
Why did I get a new job and not stay with my business?
As a husband and father of three teenagers, I couldn’t completely focus on my business, I had to get a job and begin to provide a more solid income. As you know, new ventures, no matter how passionate you may be, get you into debt which I got, take a ton of time and require lots and lots of risk.
My consulting business will be successful one day, I know it, it’s not over. I’m committed to it for life, right now it’s just on hold. My business coach recommended I take a few months to fine tune some things, work on balance, focus on my new job and family and do the basics to keep my consulting business going. That’s what I’ll do.
The hardest part has been the people.
I truly love the people I’ve connected with through The Finding Grace Through Anxiety Confere, GOZOtv, the Trig Podcast of Joy or on social media, facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, googleplus, etc. In many ways that won’t change, it just may not go to the next level right now.
Even though I’m still grieving the focus and freedom of just a few weeks ago, I know this will come back to me. If God is in my passion to help urban entrepreneurs succeed in business and life and to help people who deal with fear, anxiety and depression (which I believe God is), this will never go away, it’ll only grow in God’s timing.
The discipline has been to remain faithful to my decision and not go back on my word. So far so good, my business coach said to me “don’t see it as On or Off, see it as on Hold, you’ll get back to it. It’s your passion.” So true.
In some ways nothing will change for your the viewer, the listener. I will continue to do what I’ve been doing. What you won’t see is what I had in store for you, not for now at least until later this year, perhaps October – November, I’m trusting God.
Recently a friend told me “Trig, your success is not in your systems it’s in the Spirit.” My friend also said, “right now, you need to make sure you’re surrounded by people that love you.” So true.
How do I feel?
It’s hard, I sometimes cry thinking of what could have been, but a few things help:
1. I LOVE what I’m doing for work. It’s right up my alley, it’s a dream come true, I feel like without it I wouldn’t be as fulfilled as I am
2. My wife is happy with the financial consistency. We can now pay our bills, insurance, school supplies, seminary, etc.
3. I already see glimpses of what could be. I have friends that believe in me, that love and encourage me and believe in what God’s called me to do. I love them too.
4. Most of all, God is faithful. He’s good, I live a blessed, unbelievable life, imperfect, filled with contradictions, but powered by the Spirit of God. His GOZO and peace lift me daily and I feel strong.
Thanks for being here. Thank you for your love. Please let me know how I can help.