A MODERN DAY JOB
When I hit rock bottom, God was the solid rock at the bottom. My New Foundation.
A Story Of FAITH... My Story
When I was a child growing up, I was always dragged to church. I vowed when I was older that I would never go to church. When I grew up, true to my word I did not go for 20 some years. The storm of my life was just beginning, and I did not know until it was too late. The unstoppable chain of events started with identity theft in June 2009. This led to my home being foreclosed on Christmas Eve and later padlocked. The collapse of the economy in 2008 did not help my situation. The economy had not been that bad since the Great Depression. One thing that I have learned is that in tough times we tighten our belts and do what we have to do to get by. So, out of desperation, I placed an advertisement on social media. There was a family of eight with a baby on the way that responded, and I had a roof over my head. But as bad as that was, the most overwhelming challenge was losing my mom. She actually died four times, and on two occasions, she was gone for over 30 minutes but came back to life! I am in a few prayer groups and I would ask for prayers. I did not realize at the time there were thousands of people seeing this miracle of her passing away and coming back. There is power in prayer and miracles are happening every day. Turning trials into testimonies was not an easy process; I had to change my “Whys” into “I Trust You”. I had to stop whining. I had to stop saying “please take away these burdens”. Instead, I had to pray for faith, broader shoulders, strength, and seeing others as God’s children and not judging. I found that it was easy to feel resentful in situations where people lashed out at me. I eventually realized that I had to pray for them and also pray for the strength to forgive them. I started giving my situations to God, I started watching my words, and I started speaking words that were only positive and uplifting. “Did you know that just a few words of kindness can change a person’s day and even their life?” This was all about learning to be Christ-like, learning to be selfless, and having unshakeable faith, hope, and love. Was this easy? Of course not! But through it all, God has given me the strength and the courage to take one step at a time. Through this 10-year process He made a way, on His time, and His special way. In the long run, my trials have become my testimonies and giving God all the praise and glory. As my story unfolded, the whispers grew louder and many said, “We see that GW found Yeshua (Jesus).” However, the truth was that Yeshua (Jesus) found me! Every day, I thank Him for pursuing me. I was that one lost sheep that was found.
Thank you and God Bless You,