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I remember when I first started my own business and how liberating it was for me. It was hard work and it was scary and unknown but it was also exciting bringing on a sense of independence and achievement. I never knew what the day would bring. I could jump into big numbers just from a phone call.
At the point in this story, I had been running my own small cleaning business in
Arizona for about 2 years. I had lost some accounts and was needing to pick up a
serious amount of work on a regular basis to pay my monthly bills. It was at a point
where the business was going to have to close and I was very bummed. I was not
living a perfect Christian life at that time but I still did very much believe that
God was in control. It was a Sunday evening and I sat in my apartment stewing and
talking to God in my mind. I told Him all of these various thoughts and more, “God,
its over and now I am going to go looking for a job first thing in the morning.”
“I am so sad because I really enjoyed running my own business.” “God, I need $1500
a month, where am I going to find this as fast as I need it?” “God, I need that
money now or at worst within a few weeks or what will I do???.” “Father, it’s over.
In the morning, I am heading out looking for a regular job.” For a self-
To me that was a miracle…
The Failing Company