Do you allow God to use you?
In my experience, many times, they turn out to be gifts for me as well.
Blessings come not just to the receiver yet even to the giver.
Here is a recent story:
Last week, I witnessed how my nephew tried to make ends meet. The company where he had worked closed an account. He lost his job.
The love he had for his daughter gave him the purpose of making a living. Getting paid for menial tasks like driving for a friend was honorable. Yet, I knew he was more of desk work.
As a father, I felt his situation. His action was dignified. Because of it, I offered him a part-time job as a virtual assistant while finding more stable work.
(I run a small digital marketing team catering to a very select few clients. Clients whom I believe share the same vision and outlook as I do.)
At that time, I really did not know where to have him. We had a full-packed team, and he would be an added cost to our monthly overhead. Despite that, I understood the dignity of earning for a child.
Immediately, I talked to our heavenly Father in Heaven.
“Father, I really don’t know where to get the money for his salary. Yet, I am willing to sacrifice a part of the income for this. I know you are now using me as an instrument of your love, providence, and compassion. Bless me, Father, and purify my intentions. In the name of Jesus. Amen.”
After which, I told my wife about my plan. She was very supportive.
The following day, I had a virtual meeting with someone in the industry. It was a weekly call. And guess what? He endorsed me a contract with a company.
God answered my prayer. And not just He answered me, the offer was 10x more than what I really needed to pay for the monthly salary.
In the same way, I also heard yesterday that my nephew got a new and better job offer. It was precisely the job he hoped for.
Isn’t that marvelous? Great is our God.
Time and again, this Bible passage holds true:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11