Take a Leap of Faith.


“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”

- Ephesians 1:18

I used to have so much faith in myself that I put God on the backburner. Now I know that what I thought I could do on my own is nothing compared to the impossible things that God can do.


Seven years ago, I was laid off my very first job in the fashion industry. It was a sunny Monday in July, and my brother had just got married over the weekend.


The owners of the company that I worked for sat me down to tell me how much they enjoyed working with me. They told me that they don’t normally hire their interns, but they hired me because I was a "special case."


And then they proceeded to tell me that they were downsizing and had to let me go. For such a small company, I knew they had too many employees, but I never suspected that I would be the one let go.


I remember holding in my tears because I didn’t want them to see me cry. But the moment I left the building, I had a “Spongebob cry moment" as my nephew, Isaiah, would say. I started wailing as tears exploded from my eyes.

So many questions surfaced in my mind, but the one that I remember the most was, am I good enough to make it as a designer? After crying to my mom over the phone like I always did (and still do), I answered that question — yes, I am good enough.


Getting laid off was a blessing in disguise and an answer to my prayers. I knew that God was preparing me to start a new chapter of my life, and I had to take a leap of faith and trust Him every step of the way.


That was the beginning of my journey as an entrepreneur, and I’ve been self-employed ever since.

I was recently reflecting on Mark 10:46-52. That passage is a story about a blind beggar named Bartimaeus.


Bartimaeus was begging by the road when he heard that Jesus was passing by. He cried out to Jesus and asked him to have mercy on him. Many people tried to shush Bartimaeus (as if he was unworthy of talking to Jesus), but Bartimaeus ignored the people and cried out even louder because he knew that Jesus could help him.


Despite people telling him to be quiet, Bartimaeus took a leap of faith and chose to trust God. And because of his faith, he was healed. God gave Bartimaeus the physical gift of sight because he already saw with his heart.


“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”

- Ephesians 1:18


I've read the story about Bartimaeus many times, but God recently revealed something interesting to me about it. Bartimaeus had "word-of-mouth faith." He only heard about Jesus and yet believed that he could heal him. His faith, however little or much it was, was enough for him to be healed.


Many people think that they have to know everything about Jesus to believe or have their lives "right" before they follow God. The truth is, God just wants us to trust him, and once we do, we begin to see things more clearly like Bartimaeus.


Spiritual growth is a process that begins with faith.


Take a leap of faith and step into all that God has created you to do. When people try to quiet you, trust God. When things happen unexpectedly, trust God. When you don’t know which way to go, trust God.


Open your heart and always trust God. He will never let you down or steer you the wrong way.


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- Mags

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