Process to My “God-Given” Path

There is a process in moving from the position of being stuck to being catapulted into the right direction. Not too long ago that’s where I was. Unemployed, applying to jobs left and right, and repeatedly hearing the words “you’re too qualified” or “you’re not qualified enough.” Does this sound familiar?

As you take in the words on this page, keep in mind that God has a plan, Romans 8:28 (ONM) says, “and we know that, for those who love God, He works all things for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”

Earlier this year, I was invited to an entrepreneur-networking event in Chicago, IL. This event included investors, entrepreneurs, inventors, CEO’s and people of all walks of life. I kept thinking to myself, “what am I going to talk about?” and  “What is the point of me attending?” But once I arrived, I didn’t allow my situation or self doubts, stop me from conversing with other individuals. So many there were blessed with witty ideas; (such as owning their own wine label), some were social workers, others venture capitalists, and so I chose to engage with the mindset that I was there to learn, and learn I did.

My eyes were opened to a whole new way of thinking and a business savvy lifestyle. I began to soon picture myself owning my own business. I began to visualize myself attending more networking events, speaking at conferences, having a voice. I began to speak into my life that God bless my family and business, and that He would bless me indeed. Doesn’t it all sound great? Right the visualization, the affirmations, but I must once again bring the word “process” to the forefront. My process has not been an easy one and at times I felt discouraged, then there were times where I’d let my situations get the best of me.

The scripture I would refer to in my time of my trials and situations is 1 Peter 1:6 (ONM) which says, “In which you must continually rejoice, even if it must be for a short time, now you are grieved in various trials.”

A few months later, I was invited back to the networking event (on the same day the event was taking place). Now my plans had been to binge watch TV shows and curl up in my snuggie, not to drive two hours to Chicago, just to turn around and drive two hours back, but something was pushing me to go. I couldn’t focus on the TV shows I wanted to watch, I tried reading a book, but nothing was keeping my interest. So I got ready and made my way to Chicago. On the way there, I was talking with God. I asked for safe travels, was binding things left and right and asked for him to meet me at point B. I no longer believe coincidences are mere coincidences, but that there are divine reasons and a purposes behind them. So I asked God to open my eyes and ears to what that purpose was.

That day, I met my boss. Him and another individual said there was something about me that called for an introduction, and I wound up talking with that group off and on until the event ended. That same night, we made plans to meet at a later date, to get to know each other more and to discuss the open position within his startup company. A few months later, I began my work in market research.

During this time, my Pastor said something during one of his teachings that stuck with me, {paraphrasing a bit}, “stop living a paycheck faith and began to access your God given faith.” Meaning stop operating and living paycheck-to-paycheck and start living a payday experience. The company I began to work for was still in the funding stage, so I was working without pay. Even though, I wasn’t seeing the monetary aspect of working, I knew it was coming, but I felt that I was getting paid in a way that doors were opening up for me to meet other like-minded individuals, and those who have been where I was and saw potential for more out of life.

I have been blessed to attend conferences in supplier diversity settings that showed me what I could look forward to for when I am on the other side owning and pushing my business forward. I received the opportunity to attend a few more of the networking events and ran into individuals who remembered me from the first time I had attended. I also spoke to some who were first time attendees and I was able to point them in the direction they were looking for and I even had a few contacts they could reach out. I did some networking of my own, by accepting their contact information and making sure to leave a lasting impression.

Walking in faith, being an active participant in the work I was doing, inquiring of the Lord on a regular basis helped me to not become distracted from what God was doing in my life. As I continuously did this, God began to do work in my life; from people coming into my church as guest speakers, speaking into my life of what God is about to do. I remember one gentleman earlier in the year said, “that God was going to start speaking to me in my dreams.” And I was like, “hmm ok,” didn’t really think anything of it, considering I hadn’t dreamt in a long time.

Not even two weeks later, God began dropping bits and pieces of my manuscript, the book he wrote about me before I was formed in my mothers womb, into my dreams. Then, when He couldn’t catch me in my dreams, He would catch me when I was awake (day dreaming/visions). There’s more that came about during these dreams but I’m just focusing on the business aspect for now. So, God blessed me with the name of my company, different ways to go about learning about LLC’s, to actually having a dream of me doing part of what my company is going to be about, and the dream being confirmed prophetically by Dr. Belinda John. She was able to describe to me what all my business would entail, and how I would be working with entrepreneurs, and helped to give me clarity and direction.

I am now in the “process” of working towards structuring my LLC and seeing the manifestation of that God given dream.

Profile photo of Jasmine Randle
Jasmine Randle

I have received my B.A. in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University, and am following the path God has preordained for me. I love to travel and interact with others and am always willing to learn more. I have a love for reading, music, dancing, pretty much anything that allows creativity to flow. I have always been drawn to writing, reading and editing in some way, shape or form. I remember telling my sisters and my mom, "don't be surprised if I show up one day with a book in my hand with my name on it." I believe that writing for Shulamite Women Magazine, is a part of that process. To one day stand in front of my sisters and mom with a book in my hand with my name on it.

  1. You go Jasmine! So happy for you! I love to see you walking in purpose! This article was beautifully written. Blessings!

  2. Great blessings ahead Love you and may the blessing of the LORD continue to flow in your life! ! ! ! Love Mom/

  3. Awesome! Thats how things happen focus! On you and what you will like to do and he will guide you through…Isaiah 41:10, “I Will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteous “…Knowing he will direcr you…your there…James 2:26, “faith without works is dead” so, continue to be productive and stay focused and he has the rest!..

  4. This is awesome! I can only pray God’s will be done in you, and through you! You are an overcomer and you will succeed as long as you stay focused and keep your face like a flint toward God! He is faithful to complete the work He’s begun in you. Be strong and stay on the path to which you believe He is leading you and know that no weapon formed against you will be able to prosper. Many blessings to you in the journey in Jesus name.

  5. Keep sharing your testimony! You are a blessing. Not just because of your testimony, but in the mere essence of you in spite of the testimony you are living out. God bless you! Keep reaching higher & operating in faith and favor!

  6. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks
    Tractor Supply coupons

  7. I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  8. Gracias, Jorge. He intentado lo que me dices de poner y nada. La verdad es que debo de tener algo mal en la asignación de users o de privilegios, pero no sé qué es y ya le he dado mil vueltas, tanto en phpMyAdmin como en la Terminal del Mac. Sí puedo entrar sin problemas a MyAdmin. Pero la Terminal no me reconoce como usuario autorizado para algunos comandos. La terminal, me arroja este error que puse arriba, y nanai. Que no consigo avanzar… En fin, paciencia…

  9. I just couldn’t depart your site prior to suggesting that I really loved the standard info a person provide in your visitors? Is going to be back frequently to investigate cross-check new posts

  10. I’m not sure why but this web site is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  11. Hey there I’m really thrilled I found out your web page, I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Digg for showbox app for android. Nonetheless I am here now and would simply love to say thanks for a marvelous blog post and the all-round entertaining website (I also enjoy the design), I don’t have the time to read through it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feed, so once I have the time I’ll be back to read a great deal more. Make sure you do keep up the fantastic work.

  12. Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  13. You are totally right and I totally understand you. Whenever you wish, we could as well talk around lucky patcher apk, one thing which intrigues me. The site is certainly impressive, regards!

  14. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any support is very much appreciated.

  15. I was conversing with a friend of my own regarding this and also about garageband download free as well. I do believe you made a lot of great points in this case, we’re also excited to continue reading material from you.

  16. You are entirely correct! I liked looking through this article and I will certainly get back for more immediately. Our internet site is about download vshare, you might look if you are still interested in that.

  17. I absolutely like your site and find the majority of your blogposts to be exactly what I’m seeking. Would you offer other people to post articles for you? I wouldn’t mind producing a story about mobdro app download or possibly on many of the topics you write about on this site. Nice internet site!

  18. I am really intrigued to find out what website system you are working with? I’m having some small protection problems with the most recent blog regarding garageband so I’d love to find something more risk-free. Have any suggestions?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Skip to toolbar