When we were old enough, we got jobs to add to our spending money. Then, my sister graduated and went to college and I followed a couple years later. Life as we knew it began to change as we changed. After college, we went out on our own in separate places to begin new lives, and for the first time in my life at that point, it was my responsibility to earn my way. It was a difficult task that had more disadvantages than advantages. I was pretty dependent on my parents for so many years, and it was like a slap in the face having to depend mainly on myself.
So, I am saying that, although times can get challenging and unnerving, look to the good in your life that God has placed smack dab in front of you!! Treasure each and every moment of each and every day. Expect great things to happen. Keep your eyes on the Lord and see the good in people. Be aware of what you say and how you speak to others, especially those in your family. Make a point to encourage someone each day. The more you practice these simple acts of honor, the more abundance will flow into your life.
For the past eleven years, I have owned WorldHorizons WebCenter and design web sites for businesses. I love my work and enjoy the people I meet. My work has paid the bills and continues to open me to new and exciting places. I have remained faithful throughout these eleven years, and God has blessed me each month with being able to make enough to stay afloat. And then there's Tony, the incredible man God placed in my life who makes everything bearable, keeping me on the right track with his words of encouragement.
When I turned fifty last November, I wondered if I would ever make enough to do all the things I needed to do..repairs for my Dad's home (where I grew up), needs for my daughters, new furniture, etc., etc., as well as keep the mortgage and tuition payments up.
Has God taken His own sweet time?..Maybe. But it is just that..His time. At any rate, I CAN see the light at the end of the tunnel, I feel, because I've lived the kind of Christian life that I think God is proud of, and because I expected it.