January 16, 2014

Guess What!

Yesterday was my last day at my day job and today I am officially doing A Girl Named Katie full-time.


The decision has been very nerve-wracking to say the least.
Going full-time was a necessary risk for my business and requires a lot of faith in the Lord.
This year I am fully committing myself to trusting Him as He knows the plan for me.
I am a big planner. I love to plan and organize.
So giving that up to God was a challenge for me. 
I become anxious and upset when I do not have control over a situation.
I knew that I could not make this decision alone, and frankly, it was not my call to make.
God has already determined when the time was right and has called me to follow his lead. 
Which was difficult at first because work was safe, it was my security.
But the call became louder. 

I began attending a young adult group with my husband. 
I was exhausted from debating my options and trying to control the future.
It was a very emotional evening where all the songs were just what I needed to sing and the message was just what I needed to hear. 
During worship I had to sit down. As tears built up in my eyes I prayed that God would help me find an answer that night. I already knew the answer, but I needed it to be clear.
I asked Him to speak loudly and straight-forward with me.
I wanted to be absolutely sure I was following Him. 

Worship turned to testimony and a young man with an English accent stood up and addressed us. 
His testimony was about God's faithfulness and that he heard the call to leave his country to play music in America. He admitted the first couple years were difficult, sometimes just having enough money to get by.
But he remained faithful to the vision laid on his heart. 
Today he is married and a successful musician that has been provided for more than he could have ever imagined. He offered to pray for anyone who was struggling to find their path or to pursue their purpose. I stood up and walked to the front.

Josh and I did not speak until the drive home. 
I waited to see if he received the same answer.
After a few minutes he turned to me and said, "You need to quit your job and pursue your business."
It doesn't get much clearer, does it?

The decision was made, yet I waited to submit my notice for two months.
Over those two months it felt like ever sermon was directed at me, constantly reminding me and pushing me to the final step.
Trust God like Mary. Submit yourself to His calling. He provides for those who work for Him. Etc.

So here it goes! 
Leaving my last day of work was like jumping off a cliff.
I still feel like I am falling. But I know He will catch me.
I am trying not to let myself worry about the future, because I know He has great things planned and He will reveal them to me when it is time.

Sometimes, as a human, it is difficult to let go.
To trust in the Lord's plan when we have our own ideas. 
It is impossible to do it alone.
Each of us need Him more than anything.
No one can replace Him in our lives.

Trust Him.

And thank you to everyone who has supported me with encouraging words, hugs, and excitement!
You are the best!
With love, 


  1. What a wonderful way to succeed! Great story!
    Best of luck for your future!

  2. Congratulations Katie and Josh! We wish you the best! We just know you will do a great job! Love, Sue and Jim

  3. You have layed yourself in His hands and you just follow, all the while working hard and being a listener to His guidance. You are one determined young lady and that determination will pull you through. Do you know how many businesses were started in a garage from nothing....Apple for one...so persevere and stay focused and you will survive. Best Wishes! Shirley

  4. What a beautiful testimony. Never stop looking for God's treasures in your day. They are everywhere. It is the beginning of amazing things when we let go and trust HIm.

  5. Brings tears to my eyes. It is wonderful to see your faith and to move forward as God wills you to. Best of luck in the future to you and Josh! God Bless and keep you Katie girl!

    1. Thank you, Greer! I appreciate your love and support so much!

  6. I've been struggling with a similar decision myself and I feel like reading your blog post was confirmation to move forward despite my fears. Continue to follow God's plan for your life and everything will fall into place! I'm so excited to see what you have in store :)

    1. I am so glad to hear from you! It is a hard struggle to submit yourself to the Lord's plans when the world tells us that we need certain things, because we need to have certain standards and live a certain way. God gives us everything we have. He has been there for all of our yesterdays and we need to trust Him with all of our tomorrow's. Pray often about your place in His plan and then be still and listen. I wish you the best!