Article Written by: Vocalz
After finally getting my NVQ level 2 and 3 and teaching qualification in hairdressing I had all these plans that I could get a really good job in a top class salon, even to go into teaching in a college and finally make some decent money! I had a good job at the time, and was looking for a teaching job.
On day the Lord said to me " leave your job".
I thought to myself, is that God? I mean I'm making some good money, I am able to pay my bills comfortably, no more struggle. But again it came stronger, " leave your job".
In the natural, this made no sense at all with three small children to raise practically on my own. I always had clients of my own that I would do at home but I had began to bring them into the salon.
"Leave your job".
But I am getting a steady wage Lord, no more wondering when the next client will come to do their hair.
Until, one month, I didn't get paid from work for about two weeks! I was so angry, fuming, I need my money! "I told you to leave your job".
See, I told you God has a sense of humour! Three months after He told me to leave, I was obedient and left. After procrastinating, and eventually getting my money!
The Lord was showing me that I had become reliant on my job and not on him! He is my provider, plus He had called me to the music industry, to sing, and I had work to do! How could one focus and step into my destiny whilst in a full-time job? Don't get me wrong, the gift of hairdressing has helped provide for me and my family. In my hairdressing chair a huge part of my ministry took place, but God has a plan for my life and all I have to do is walk where He directs me!
Proverbs 16:9 says, "A mans heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his path."
Psalm 37:23 " The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord."
Today I can say I am walking in my destiny, fulfilling the Call on my life! Nothing else matters as much to me as pleasing the Lord, and answering the Call!
Isn't that amazing?
And because of this, God is blessing me, He gives me peace that passes all understanding, joy unspeakable, HE opens the doors and HE directs my path.
Do you know that God loved us first? Scripture tells us that before we were formed in our mothers womb he knew us. He sent his only begotten son to die for our sins! What an awesome God we serve.
We can never outLOVE God as we don't have the capacity to love the way He loves us. Unconditionally, an everlasting love that never fails, His tender mercies are new everyday as He submerges us in His endless Grace!
Grace that gives us the opportunity to repent when we make a mistake!
He protects us, keeps us safe from harm, provides for us, heals us, comforts us, guides us! Oh the list is endless! When we put God first in our lives, the benefits are endless. His word says, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added to you" Matthew 6:33.
Meaning everything that is good will be added to us, as every good thing comes from the Lord.
Some make the mistake of seeking first money, and even when they have it they are not satisfied, why? Because we were created to worship the Lord, created for His glory and His pleasure. Therefore we must desire to please him, seek his ways and not our ways, his will and not our will, his righteousness, his word, his presence, his glory!
When we give God FIRST PLACE in all that we do, he will surly bless us, promote us, protect and provide for us, give us access to all that is his.
God bless you and make the decision today to put God First and watch your life transform!
Vocalz is a gospel artist and minister of the Word of God. Vocalz is called to minister to broken women through songs that are written through the Holy Spirit. The Vocalz Ministry is about bringing people back to the heart of worship, healing and restoration to everyone who receives. For more info on vocalz visit www.vocalz7.co.uk