Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking with a friend who shared how God spoke to her. In her obedience to the Master, she was able to quit her job and become self-employed. I am sure these types of testimonials are not rare; however, seldom do these things happen within my inner circle.
But wait….there’s more.
She went on to tell me how God’s abundance started flowing in once she quit her full time, well paying job. This friend spoke of how she told God all about her student loan debt, debts in general, Financial Peace University and how this left her feeling uncertain about the decision to quit her job. Why am I bringing this uncertainty portion to your attention? It’s because you need to know that God loves when you detox and tell Him everything (I mean ereThang)…that’s like the super duper extent of everything! When she told God of her fear yet remained in him (John 15:5), He blessed her by having her student loan debt forgiven PLUS speaking engagement offers rolling in. ALL IN THE SAME DAY!!!
So how does this relate to “Level Up Friends”? Well I am glad you asked.
While I do believe in having friends from all walks of life, I strongly believe in having friends who build you up spiritually. My friend did not know it at the time, but I was having a minor faith walk battle myself, and to hear her testimony reminded me of just how awesome GOD IS! Not just his awesomeness but also how much he wants to bless our obedience and dependency in Him alone.
Level UP friends will encourage you (sometimes unknowingly); will lovingly yet sternly call you out on your stuff; will have your back but won’t condone foolishness; will be your iron to sharpen you back up (Proverbs 27:17); will pray for and with you; will push you to never settle on complacency; will remind you to stop being a distraction to yourself; will always remind you there is NOTHING GOD CANNOT DO and keep praying for His will to be done and not your own.
Who ya with?! I encourage a lot of you to re-evaluate some of your friendships and determine whether these relationships are God ordained or sly distractions deterring you from the person who God truly desires for you to be.
I hope this message spoke to someone and you share it with your Level Up crew.
Your Restyled Mom…whose #squadgoals have been met. To God be the glory!
P.S. Guess who’s back 😉 More blog posts coming…