Time after time after time, the Lord has shown He is more than capable of providing for my family and business’s needs. In every season of life, He has proven faithful. We might not have been eatin’ ‘high on the hog’, but we never lacked for basic needs.
As He transitioned us from fulltime race track ministry to fulltime marketplace ministry we went through a season where we were not certain how we would pay our bills. Just when we thought we had our needs met, a contract was not renewed leaving us with a huge deficit in our budget. This didn’t happen a few months from the beginning of the contract, it happened the week before we were to start the season with this racing organization.
I prayed for guidance…I literally did not know what to do. We had placed all of our eggs in this basket and the bottom had just fallen out. The Lord’s answer was a small job here and a small job there. Build a website, stream a race, sell something we no longer needed. Tighten the budget belt and rely on Him.
It was through this lost contract that He would have us start to buy our own equipment which lead to the creation of MotorMania TV. We would go from streaming a handful of events to over 60 races in less than 3 years necessitating the need to build a second unit and hire more people.
Do you find yourself in a place of lack? Instead of wringing your hands and wondering what to do next, have a conversation with Poppa and ask for direction. Just be prepared for something outside your box, it’s the way He does things.
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
God always knows what we need before we even ask. I recall a few years ago when God was allowing my business to dry up – it happened in order to lead me to an entirely new calling. Lack of provision is one way God leads us to a new place. This was a scary proposition because I had many outstanding obligations to banks and others, and I had to have some significant cash flow to make these payments.
I was ending a consulting contract with a client and saw no prospects for replacing it. Days before the contract expired, I received a call from a new ministry that was consistent with the calling I sensed God was leading me to. They asked me to consult with them for the next year. At the end of that year, I learned that God spoke to the ministry’s founder to pay my entire salary out of his own pocket in order to meet the needs I had at that time. This was no insignificant amount either.
At the conclusion of my contract with them, I was wondering where my income was going to come from for the next year. The day before I was informed that their commitment would decrease by 50%, I received a call from the administrator of our foundation. They informed me that a supporter had just given $20,000 to our ministry. God encouraged me through this gift to know that He was my provider.
God equips us to fulfill the mission He has for us. Whenever there is a lack of resources, God is either teaching us to trust Him in greater ways or He is using this to direct our path to new sources of income. Trust the Lord to bring you what you need in the timing that He determines.