I believe my last income was in September of 2020. Now it’s august 2021 and the Lord has provided for me through his generous people.
I am thankful that He has kept me healthy and thus I have not needed the hospital
I am thankful that my rent has been paid on it’s due date thanks to the generosity of people,
I am thankful that I have food to eat and clothes to wear, my electricity and internet is paid.
I cannot mention how many times I have proclaimed I am so broke; only for the question to be asked what are you in need of, and everyday it’s always the same, my needs have been met. Yes I am living in the season of “give me my daily bread”, it’s been months but I have seen God’s faithfulness in immeasurable volumes.
I have had to listen for directions and obey who He sends me to. While at it some things are changing, I am focusing on what I need to do and not what I want. Honestly sometimes I panic, but the panic is not will I get home it’s how is God going to provide. History has taught me he is dependable for huge things and small things.
The first conversation with God about money I believe was in 2010. Before this, I vehemently believed you have to work hard to get money to do what you need to do. So here I am, in need of money to fund my education. At that point I was applying for a loan fund my education and my adviser told me to lie. Lie and you will get the loan, of course I couldn’t lie, how would I have lied that my mum doesn’t have an income? Yet one of her praises to God and thanksgiving was always her job and now I was expected to take it away by lying; I just could not do it. I decided to speak the truth and of course I did not get the loan but guess what I cleared college debt free. God opened opportunities to get a temporary job that catered for school fees but also another to facilitate my upkeep.
Have I told you about this time I wanted money to publish a book- he provided, someone listening and seeking direction from God paid and published the book. You can purchase my book here https://amzn.to/2YF9ci0
Have I told you when I didn’t have money to get a place to stay? People have opened their home to me.
What about this time my computer broke, someone gave me money to buy another, which I did and after two months it died. And I remember praying and asking God how do I tell the above person that the money they gave me I bought a computer for it to break down. Well luckily I didn’t have to because I was given another computer brand new and it happened to be what I had wanted from the word go.
The last 11 years have taught me that you can depend on God. He is faithful in seasons of abundance and in lean seasons. To take the pressure off from yourself and do the work he has in store for you. He will always provide, maybe not filthy rich but your needs not necessarily your wants will be met.
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:11-13 NIV