Monday, December 03, 2007

What a Year!

Well, hello there everyone! I know it's been quite some time since last I updated this blog. You might be surprised that I'm still out here, but you can't get rid of me that easily. I thought it was high time that I get you all caught up on what God's been doing in my life over the last 5 months. So many things have happened, where to start?

Let's step back to Friday July 13th. You know what they say about Friday the 13th, well it was totally opposite for me. Looking back it was one of the best things that has happened to me. I found out that day the company I had worked for the last 7 years was going out of business in two weeks. At that point I wasn't permitted to tell anyone or ask for prayer (I had to wait three days - till Monday), so I spent the weekend seeking God on what avenue to pursue. During this period I received peace to venture full-time into the company I had been establishing over the past year. This is what I hung my hat on when I had doubts about my decision. Over the next two weeks I had the opportunity to accept other job offers that would have very nearly doubled my existing salary, these were quite tempting since at that point I saw no way humanly possible to support myself full-time, I had never had enough business to come anywhere close to meeting my bills. Over the course of the next two weeks I jumped into action and prepared flyers, business cards and letters to deliver to anyone I could. On Sunday July 22nd I was sitting in church, extremely nervous, since I only had one week left. I was praying and repeating back to God the promise of His taking care of me, as well as reminding Him that He had given me a peace about this (I still saw no way to support myself), I was attempting to be faithful in following Him in the direction I was taking.
All the way up till Thursday (26th) I still saw no way of making it. That day God brought a big contract right to my doorstep (phone actually) that provided a lot of work for about a month and a half. Along with that He also reunited me with an old friend (on Friday the 27th - the last day in business) that I have been able to help out in his business. Truthfully business has its ups and downs but God has been keeping true to His word of providing my daily bread.
What a walk of faith it has been and continues to be. My friends, if God can do this for me, I simply had to be obedient and step out in faith, what can He do for you? I pray God will use this faith experience and give me more opportunities to have Him prove faithtul, even when I don't see any way for "it" to happen (after all, isn't that faith).