Since the time I was beginning to raise funds for my tuition for school, the Lord has been pressing on me about trusting Him in my finances. My entire life it has honestly always been a challenge for me. Even with tithing, and offering, I’ve always had a tight grip on every penny in my pocket. Even in the midst of being showered with abundant blessings, like people paying for gas, treating me to a meal, or just random donations, I still struggled with trusting the Lord with my finances. Truth be told, I was just neck deep with debt, I did not have a lot of income coming in, and I didn’t know how my tuition was going to get paid.
Even with the donations I recieved, thankfully from friends and family, it was still not enough to cover my tuition. I sold my electric Fender guitar, along with a couple of guitar pedals, and worked almost 50 hours a week for 3 months to save up. I am extremely thankful for the job God gave me, but I began to almost feel like He wasn’t satisfied with my approach to trusting Him. I thought to myself, “Hey, God provided the job, and I am working this season, for the next”, but He didn’t let me off the hook so easily. In the end I knew in my spirit I didn’t really give Him a place to astonish me in a supernatural way, the way He intended.
My tuition is paid in full, (high fives all around), and I got a job at the Dollar Tree. Thinking I got this season covered, God just stopped me in my tracks, once again. He continued pressing on me about trusting IN HIM for finances. Two weeks ago, the Lord spoke to me and told me that in order to trust Him, I must cliff dive and quit my job. I’m like no way, if its your will then prove it. Hahaha. So I asked God for a confirmation because He would not let me off that easy. My request to Him was that if He indeed wanted me to quit my job, I wanted 4 people to prophecy over my finances and tell me to quit my job in a weeks notice without any of them knowing my situation at all. The following day after I made that prayer, a woman approached me and told me I should quit my job at my apartment. I felt like, “oh boy, I am now sitting on the edge of the cliff and it looks terrifying!” Lol.
The last day that I had to receive the final 3 confirmations, was the first day of retreat at JH Ranch . Within the first 2 hours of retreat, it was literally a prophetic carnival, and I received exactly 3 confirmations to trust the Lord with my finances. In fact, one person specifically told me to ‘cliff dive’ and trust God, and the last person told me to quit my job without them knowing at all what I’ve been praying about.
I’ve given my two weeks notice at work, and if you’re wondering what am I going to do about my bills, rent, and expenses then you know as much as I do. What I do know, is that God asked me to jump off the cliff, and I did. The rest will come, and God is faithful and His provision over me is limitless. I will trust Him with everything now, knowing that there’s only one thing that will break my fall and it’s His faithfulness.
If you feel the tug on your heart about something, seek God in it and give Him absolute control. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
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Thank you again and I will be keeping you all in my prayers.