When you’re getting ready to take the next step…

Stephanie Bryant and I chat with Kendra Tillman on her blogtalkradio program. Toward the end of our time together she asks a simple question that goes something this: “How do you know when it’s time to move on to the next thing God has for you?”

We have to think about it for a moment. And after a bit of nervous laughter, we share what we believe to be true. An exit strategy you will never read about in any business book. But it’s the only one you need.

When the Israelites traveled to the Promised Land, a cloud representing God’s presence hovered over their place of worship. When the cloud moved, they moved. When it stayed, they stayed.

At the LORD’s command the Israelites set out, and at his command they encamped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. {Num. 9:18}

What matters most isn’t where you are or where you’re going, it’s where God is moving in your life. Because where he’s going, that’s where you want to be too.

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. {Ps. 84:10}

Yes, God is everywhere and always with us. But there are times when He moves. He’s not leaving us–he’s leading us.

And when that happens, we’re to go.

With courage.

With trust.

With obedience.

Yes, that’s the only exit strategy you’ll ever need–

Follow God out the door.


p.s. My fabulously talented friend Kristin Morris has created a collection of That’s What He Said shirts. I love their creative styles and encouraging messages {I’ve got the Anything’s Possible one above}. If you want that shirt or any of the others for you or someone you love, you can use coupon code HOLLEY10 for 10% off through December 2nd. And she has free shipping too. Yay! You can find the whole fabulous collection here. Which one is your favorite?

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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