Whenever a new challenge comes my way and I have doubts and feelings of lack, I remember how God delivered me.
For one, as I was walking home, I thought about how whenever God called me to something, I never actually had the finances or resources for it. It required faith and trust and follow through. I had to obey and walk through the steps. I don’t know why God has given me this kind of faith or why He has required it from me, but maybe because I was born into situations that required me to have faith.
When I went to Thailand I had a one way ticket and $1000. The paycheck I was “relying” on never came through and as much as I chased down that client, I had to learn to let it go and forgive him.
I would hear a country, a city, and go. One way tickets. There were times I pretty much ran out of money and then something would show up like the idea of selling an old tablet, which afforded me one week at a 10′ by 5′ prison celled size room.
Or how I would be dancing at a bar and a Vietnamese lady would offer to pick me up at the train station the next day and I would learn about their lives while I lived with her.
Or how I would forget but randomly mention my blog and be offered rooming for my marketing and writing skills.
But at the end of the day, God always called me to people.
He never showed me exactly what would happen, but He would tell my heart to trust Him. And I would be petrified, but I would walk forward, trusting that I wouldn’t be stranded on an island.
And that has almost happened too.
But then I’ll be eating my last $2 and then a group of travel agents would join me and ask me to drink with them. And then somehow I would become friends with people I would have never met if I wasn’t out there eating alone at Catba Island, Vietnam.
MY life is full of stories like this.
And so when I am feeling challenged, I would remember, God did this and that….and I would never fail to be in awe once again.
So whatever new challenge you are facing today, remember how God delivered you then and how our whole life is a series of trusting for the next level.
My couchsurfing host in Hanoi, now a sister.
Biking in Melaka, Malaysia
Dancing at the temple, Melaka, Malaysia
Catba Islands, Vietnam