Friday, July 16, 2010


I quit my job today.

I’m sure everyone feels like I owe him or her some sort of explanation – I mean, you don’t just quit your job. But here’s the thing, I could answer every question you could possibly have about why I did what I did, but the main reason (and the only one that really matters) is that God has called me home. Just like He did for the Israelites in the wilderness, He has moved my cloud. And if there is one thing I’ve learned about reading the Old Testament, it is that God does not like disobedience. I will gladly follow where He leads because I know HE knows what’s best.

I can’t say it was the easiest decision I have ever made. It was something I’ve wrestled with for a while now. After all, I finally put down some roots, made great friends, and I had a job in my field – something a lot of my friends wish they had. And I know Satan has been working overtime in trying to tear my heart apart. From the outside it must seem like the dumbest decision – quitting my job in a bad economy, no job to fall back on, a gap in my resume. And I think there is a lesson to be learned in that…it is easy to be selfish and desire the security of a job, but if I place my hope, trust, and value in my success in the workplace I will always be disappointed. My hope and trust are in God and knowing that He is preparing me for something big.

Last week while I was doing my devo, I got a little confirmation of my decision when I read this:

“Following your life purpose will disappoint someone in your life, perhaps even many someones. Not following it will disappoint you and dishonor why you are here.” – Ellen Miller

So what’s next? That’s the exciting/scary part. I plan on really investing time in my magazine (Lily Girl’s Magazine), a calling that has been so close to my heart for so long now…and the rest is up to God!

To anyone that’s been hurt by my decision to leave…I am so sorry.

And a big THANK YOU to all who sent encouraging texts, e-mails, and Facebook messages after I asked for an extra dose of prayer this morning. The power of prayer is amazing – I have had an unexplainable peace and joy all day and your messages have been full of encouragement and love. Just take a look at this…

Miranda Canady could use an extra dose of prayer this morning...

Susan Pringels Horton and Stephen AkaFix Jordan like this.

Sheila Savage Branson U got it sister

Pamela Foster Young Were two or more are gathered...............

Camille Deel Coming ur way!

Aleta Canady You got it, call me later

Brieanna Canady always. i love you

Jennifer Keaton Miranda! Your one of the most amazing woman i know!! Your thoughtful and kind, gentle yet strong, a great listener as well as you provide wise counsel! Your adventurest yet you take joy in the everyday, small things of life!! If only I had met you sooner in life ;) but God's timing is PERFECT!! TRUST HIM and i'm praying for you!! Love ya, Jen

Beth Jackson been praying...can't wait to chat. u!

God is good. All the time.


  1. Miranda-

    So happy for you that God is actually showing you what His will is and where He wants you to go. I know it can be scary and not what makes sense, but I have to admit I'm a little jealous right now. I'm still waiting on Him to make some things clear to me. There is truly nothing better than knowing you are in the center of God's will and doing whatever it takes to stay there.

  2. Staying home for a year was definitely one of the best decisions I made following graduation. It really puts back into perspective what's most important in life! I know you'll do well :)