Courage to Accept God's Call
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
By Ashely Chow
God's Brave Women - Ashely's Story
It was the age-old question: should I pursue my calling or should I stay in my lane? Do I run after passion or do I seek stability?
This time last year, I was on the cusp of graduating law school with absolutely no desire to spend the rest of my life sitting behind a desk, reading convoluted documents, and sending vague emails. Instead, a gentle nudge on my heart turned into full-blown knocking as I realised that I wanted to start embracing my love for words and my desire to sit with others in the thick of their mess and tell them they’re ok.
Deciphering God’s call on my life was only half the battle.
The other half was accepting it.
"Deciphering God’s call on my life was only half the battle. The other half was accepting it."
Even when I knew that telling stories and serving others with my words was what I wanted to do, I still wrestled with whether it was the ‘right’ thing to do.
What will people think of me?
How am I going to make money?
I’m barely qualified in this area.
What if people hate my words?
What if people read my words and go ‘who do you think you are?’
Who do I think I am to be doing something like this?
These thoughts continued to plague me anytime I tried to act on my desires. I would only speak about my writing in hushed whispers to close friends. I would press ‘publish’ on my