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Walking Away From Fear

Jasmine Leno
06/11/16

The day I walked away from my biggest fear was the day I found myself again. Often, we as women get caught up in the fear of designated comfort zones. I many times have found myself in the position of not wanting to walk away from tenured relationships, friendships, or problems that no longer served purpose in my life. As hard as this may be for us, the benefits of stepping away are much more rewarding!

A year ago today, I lived in Miami (born and raised). I had no clear direction of my next step in life. I lived day to day, simply going through the motions. My heart longed for change, but my feet remained planted like two pillars with no set direction. It wasn’t until I received a phone call from my oldest brother who had relocated to Houston, Texas seven years prior. He challenged me to take the leap of faith and relocate as well. He presented the opportunity of giving Houston “a shot." This was not the first time he offered, but something felt very different about this particular occurrence. It was like I could hear the voice of God summoning me with every word he spoke.

The offer was clear. “Come stay with my family and me for a few months, explore the possibilities of employment, living, and a new society of Christian-minded people. If the move doesn’t make you happy, you can return home.” I took him up on the offer.

On May 4, 2015, I set foot on a plane and never looked back. I wasn’t sure what I would encounter, but what did I have to lose? Nothing. My life has forever been changed because I walked away from fear and stepped into the plan for life God had been waiting for me to discover.

In less than two months of being here, I got a raise at my job. In less than 8 months, I became a licensed professional in Corporate America and received a promotion. Now, almost a year later, I have watched God move like never before. I have a home of my own and am freely living as a happy, single woman. My downtime is 'me time.' I learn new things about myself every day.

You never know what you can accomplish when you consult God. He is forever moving on my heart and in my mind. Had He not instructed my brother to offer me that option, I would still be 'stuck' in my fear.

Ask me today what makes me happy, and I’ll probably tell you... LIFE. I’m speaking to all of you, my girlfriends who are afraid of walking away from fear. Do not allow the devil to create a wedge between you and the life God has planned for you. Psalm 34:4 says “I sought the LORD, and He heard me and delivered me from all of my fears."

Let go, girl! Other women are out there living the life you desire. Stop desiring and get to stepping!


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