Sara Crutcher's David-Like Faith That Propelled Her Dreams
"As I surrendered, I began to float."
"Float in the sense of letting go and realizing that this was exactly where God intended for me to be."
Faith by Sara Crutcher
There is nothing that God cannot do! With Gods help, you will rise above any situation and accomplish any dream! In life, there will be moments of abrupt change, disruption or chaos. In Psalm 40, David found himself stuck in a pit of quicksand. An immediate reaction to getting out of quicksand (or the trials of life) is to fight and struggle. That type of reaction does not work with quicksand. Instead, you must release your anxiety, stay calm and float. God was preparing David for something greater than his current situation. For David to realize this, aspects of his life had to abruptly change. God reassured him that when he came out of the pit, he would be singing a new song and people around him would stare in awe at the goodness of the Lord.
I was making plans to launch my own lingerie boutique in the form of a pop-up shop. I had this dream for many years and it was finally coming true! In the mist of all my planning, my boyfriend of three years broke up with me and moved out. I was completely devastated. I thought I would marry him but instead found myself alone, crying, and confused as to where my life was headed. After all, I had moved to another state to be with him. I remember lying in bed crying asking God, “what now?”
In that instance there were many actions and decisions I could have made. I could have been bitter or angry. I could have let it hinder my growth and opportunities for immense personal development. I could have allowed it to change my mindset from positive to negative. I decided to surrender. I lifted my life up to God and gave him complete control. I felt that my pain was bigger than me, but I knew with God by my side, I could get through anything. I remained in prayer and kept my eyes on the prize.
As I surrendered, I began to float. Float in the sense of letting go and realizing that this was exactly where God intended for me to be. This abrupt change and disruption was preparing me for something greater. As the months went on, amazing opportunities began to present themselves. I landed a new corporate job, attended more social engagements, had several other lingerie pop-up shops and was in a much better mental and emotional space. In my mind, I still wanted more. I wanted to move out of state and own a brick and mortar lingerie boutique. Again, I asked God, “what now?”
I was in church one Sunday when my pastor singled me out and asked me to stand. He told me to read Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” For whatever reason, God used him as a messenger to speak to me. I asked God what this message meant. I remembered the movie War Room and decided to make a prayer area in my bedroom. I wrote Hebrews 11:6 on a piece of paper and taped it to the wall. I would spend time in my prayer area every day. The walls became filled with pieces of paper as I wrote down my requests, various scriptures, and sat in peace. What does it mean to have faith? Faith is having an unwavering notion that God is working diligently on your behalf. If you want more out of life or your current situation, go after it. Work for what you want and have faith that God will guide you to the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).
On a piece of paper, I wrote down four cities/states that I was thinking about moving to; Chicago, Cleveland, Florida and Northern Virginia/DC. I taped the paper to the wall in my prayer area and asked God to guide my steps. I continued to pray and listen. A month later, I got a text from a friend who found retail space in a small town in Northern Virginia. I had been to the town once before and after some additional research on demographics etc, I knew this was it! My future business partner and I had a facetime chat with the landlord and decided to take the space! A little over a month later, I quit my job, packed up my townhouse and moved to Northern Virginia to co-own a lingerie boutique!!! God had spoken, and I decided to walk by faith and not by sight.
In a year and a half, my life has done a complete 180. I fell into a slimy pit (Psalm 40), floated and came out singing a new song. There will be moments in life where your chaos and sadness will turn into your greatest testimony. Through God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. Whatever you are going through, do not let any situation block you from receiving Gods blessings.
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