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Answered Prayers #1

Thank you God!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

To God be the glory! 🙏🏽🙏🏽

After a lost job opportunity, I didn’t know how to get back on my feet, emotionally or financially, just making $10 an hour.

The rejection hurt so bad that when I received opportunities for job interviews, I wouldn’t show up. 😔

Negative voices in my head would flair.

The fear was real. 🤤

This week I made it a point to face this fear and interview with the people who requested it.

If given the chance.  😔

Honesty was a key factor with the interviewers.  I let the employers know that even though I have a job, I’m looking to either supplement my income or find one job that increases my overall income.

As most millennials, I went to my Bible app and searched “God Provides”.

I chose 2 Corinthians 9:10  and listen to it repeatedly before the 2 interviews🤗🤗 as a reminder that “God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.”

From this, I know that my livelihood does not depend on other people.

It depends on God.

With that, immediately my confidence grew and the anxiety subsided.

He provides the job and the income. He determines the increases and decreases of the paycheck.

As much pressure as I put on myself to make more money, I forget that my household is taken care of.

My car is almost paid for and it has gas in it.

An actual savings account 🤗

A student loan has been paid off.

Cable, internet, Hulu and Netflix reign in the house along with power, gas and water.

My job, although modest, is an honest living.

God has blessed me and my household.

Through me He is able to bless others.

In November of 2015, I made a 2 year pledge to my church to donate $3600 for their Hope For All campaign.

Currently,  I’m less than $100 away from meeting my goal.

Which means by time November 2017 comes, I would have surpassed it.

We would have surpassed it.

Also, I’m only trying to impress God. His expectations are the ones I want to meet.

I have to constantly remind myself of that.

If an employer doesn’t see my value,  it’s okay because Jesus does. He will provide an employer who sees the best.  He knows my heart.

He knows the best fit for me.

With these reminders, I know that God is always working on all areas of my life even when it doesn’t feel like it.

He is working for my livelihood when I’m worrying over my job title and wage.

All in all, my heavenly Father has blessed me with an additional stream of income.

A second job!

Enough to meet my personal safety net of a monthly income.

Through my financial struggle season, I learned how to budget. 💲💲

He has blessed my financial knowledge. 👑

My additional income will be a blessing.

This is how He works. My father. My protector.

Everything was laid at the cross. Fears, pride and worry.

After Him, my blog audience was the second one I told. 😁

Thank you Father!!