I never knew God really worked like this, life for me would never be the same……
The pastor was right….Jesus loved me, so I decided for once and all to join him for good. I made up my mind. I didn’t want anymore of the old life. The pastor help prepare me. On the days that I failed he kept me up, on the days that I didn’t want to go on, he pushed me. I started to see everything around me change, just like that!
Testimony: I remember getting an eviction notice and saying “what shall I do God?” I still didn’t have a job, I was down to my last funds in my account, everything was going wrong…Satan was after me, he knew I wanted out. I cried out…”why..why..God??!! I didn’t understand, but it would work out for my good. You see that trial that I was going through started to show me all sorts of things. It showed me good and evil. It showed me, how the world operated, how people operated, how money was only an object, but faith and prayer was the only answer to everything. I obeyed God, so I fasted for three days. I had no food, only water. I remember thinking to myself, how painful this was. The fast kept me weak in body, but prayer and obedience kept me strong in spirit. I remember my son saying to me, “you are really serious about this, huh mom?” He was worried, as he watched his mother not place one marcel of food in her mouth, and suffer in silence and stay hopeful for answers. I continued to stay consistent, praying to God, waiting for a revolution. About three days later, God would answer.
I decided to email this company that I really wanted to work for. I didn’t have the degrees for the job, but I had just enrolled back in school, and was hoping for the opportunity for a chance to show them what I had to offer. I emailed the HR representative, telling her what was going on. To God be the glory, she emailed me back the same day, and stated to come in for an interview the next day. The day of my interview, early morning while dropping my kids to school. I was in my car praising God, listening to Ricky Dillard “Turn Around” and all of a sudden, my car shuts off. In this moment, I just wanted to cry; I mean I couldn’t believe in that small space of time, my happiness turned to grief. My car was shut down for at least five minutes, no one came to help; they only looked at me in anger as they sped around me, so I prayed and prayed. Then there it was, the car restarted and carried on, like nothing had just happened. I was happy but concerned, so I decided to leave early because of this. My interview was scheduled for one o’clock and I was not going to miss it.
It was around twelve o clock and I was headed to the interview. I am about to head onto I4 the highway, and then out of no where, I feel a thump in my back, I take a look in the rearview mirror,to see a young lady crying. I realize I have just been hit. I am in disbelief “what is this now Lord?” (while shaking my head) I get out look at the back of my car, wow to my surprise no scratches or dents on either vehicle. So I state to her (while she is still crying) “no damage done, have a good day!” (with a smile) I drive off, as she is still looking in disbelief and thanking me at the same time. Satan was not going to have his way today, I would make it to this interview. I did just that, I made it in great time, but I knew my mind wasn’t on time. I was still stuck in limbo, I had no right answers for the two managers. I was all over the place. I had blew my chance, my only chance. The managers stated to me that they would give me a call in two weeks with an answer; I knew what that meant, that meant I didn’t get the job…this would be the Wednesday.
Thursday, I was packing up my things, preparing to move. I had received a response from an apartment complex, stating that they approved me to move in, rent free for the rest of the month. They didn’t even check my last apartment, like they normally do for reference! I was elated, but still I was worried as I still didn’t have a job. How would I pay for rent, BUT I trusted God. The next day which was the Friday, I was at U-Haul, reserving a truck, for my move to my new place. In the middle of the process I receive a call, I step away to answer and it was the HR rep. I wasn’t expecting to get a call from her, not yet anyways, “Good morning Kelly” I stated. “Good morning” she stated back, “I just wanted to call and thank you for your interview yesterday and let you know that the company decided”…. I waited for it..(while my eyes are starting to fill with water)…”they decided to welcome you on board!” I started to tremble…tears fell like Niagara Falls down my face. Kelly asked “do you accept?” I said in a proud and thankful voice, “yes Kelly, I do!!” (Like she had just asked to marry me) “Ok, great..can you start the following Monday?” I said, “Oh yes” that would give me enough time to move and get ready for my new job, I thought to myself. “Yes, Kelly,” I stated again, that will work just fine, then she stated my offer, my face fell numb, as I remember what I had asked God for in my prayer, (he answered, he really answers prayers) I called pastor, I screamed Amen, God is good!! Pastor screamed with me as well. I cried in overwhelming joy, he cried with me. We were both happy and overjoyed about my new beginnings. Everything was starting to look great. I would be starting school soon, I would have a new job, and I would move into my new home and all the people that were after me, were going away…I went home and fell to the floor and cried and cried and cried, not of sorrow, but joy. God was real! I had a testimony to share and it was all because of my faith, prayers and the pastor by my side. I thought this could only getter better from here…….