Ok, God I am here
Ok, God I am here….. When I left for France the first time ever in 2016, I gave up an job with a decent salary, a flat in Harlem, and the comfort and security of American life. Now, I had spoken to my Pastor's beforehand and made sure I had some confirmation from my community before I took this journey to Paris. The truth is, it was the challenge of letting go of my comfort zone was the most real and challenging in the days before I left for Paris. Despite the fear, on September 5th, 2016, I turned in the keys to my apartment and gave away all my remaining things that couldn't be sold, I moved to France for 2 and 1/2 months. I distinctly remember arriving to my Airbnb sitting on my bed after arriving to France. I rented the space for 34 days. I sat down saying, "Ok, God I am hear." What happened next, I couldn't have imagined, but it unfolded a beautiful story that begin with 9 people in the heart of Paris and now has grown almost 7 or 8 times the size. But it's not this accomplishment that I boast in, it's that the Holy Spirit had somehow giving me the wisdom to surrender to Him when it didn't make sense. "Ok, God I am hear was my plea to the Lord, it meant, here I am I have given up everything and I am willing to follow you even if I look foolish, even when I am scared. Yet, in my "Yes", there was a sacrifice, a cost to follow. That sacrifice will show you, what God has placed in you in your years of walking with Him. The steps of obedience to Him will require another step and another and you will find that your life is about following and trusting that God's words about Himself is true.... Most people want the quick rise to the top but if you don't know who God is for yourself, then you will depend on the next meeting or worship time, prophetic word, or people to guide you through life. Desiring these things are obviously not wrong by themselves but believers have to believe. Will it be easy, I don't know but I am choosing to follow. I am choosing to trust, and I choose to obey, and I choose to believe, ... Ok, God I am here....The next step of your transition is to surrender. You can donate to LaTasha for her transition to France at www.barnpm.com/donations or at https://donorbox.org/support-barn. All U.S. donations are tax-deductible.