I am, without question, blessed beyond measure!
Several months ago, I began helping a friend transition a course that she delivers in person to an online format, and in the process, I learned that she had some awesome instructional design skills. I made a mental note but had no idea that God was providing a solution to an unforeseen problem.
This has been a very busy summer. Generally, I use the summers to vacation, spend more time with my daughter and work around the house, because my client work slows down. However, this summer not only did my client work not slow down, it escalated–to the point where I had to hire help. Of course, when I thought about who would have the skill set to help me, with minimum direction, I thought about my friend, so I contacted her. And, despite her busy schedule, she agreed to help. I had no idea how much of a blessing God had in store for me. I am still in awe of His goodness.
I need to explain how much of a “big deal” this was for me. I have never missed a deadline. Never–not once. I have built a business by delivering what I promise on time and with quality. So, I knew that whomever I outsourced the work to, he/she would have to be able to deliver. And deliver–she did—on time and with exceptional quality; enabling me to meet my deadline, so I felt incredibly blessed. But God was not finished.
Although I consider her a friend, this was now a business relationship, so I executed the paperwork to ensure that she would be paid. Contractually, I expected to receive her invoice at the end of August. It was not until I started paying bills that it hit me like a ton of bricks. In our conversations, she mentioned that she wanted to bless me, and I continually stressed that her helping me out was already a blessing. I had no idea that she was never going to invoice me. When the realization hit me, I was overwhelmed with tears. God always reminds me that there is no problem that I encounter that He has not already provided the solution. I just have to TRUST Him.
I am so grateful that God has given me such great favor with the right people at the right time. I did put a check in the mail to her a couple of weeks ago. Although I know it will never be cashed, it was the right thing to do, because that my friends is His RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:20