Is There a Better Way to Succeed?

Returning home meant having to dispose of quite a lot of goods of all kinds.  Besides furniture and kitchen goods, there was also all my teaching materials.  It all transpired in a way I could not have imagined.

Arranging Provision
I made it known among friends and those that I thought might be interested, that I was selling a lot of things.  The aim was to at least pay for my air fare.  There was a lot of interest.  Then the blow.

Sudden Turn Around
One morning in prayer I distinctly realised that I had to give away all my things and depend on what God would do.  I was immediately reminded of the time that I had dedicated all this to the Lord, and for my use only.  This put me in the situation that I had to pay back some people who had already bought, mainly teaching materials.  This included a library of more than 100 English children’s books that I had accumulated over the years.

God’s Provision
No sooner had I accomplished this task than I received a message from a student friend of many years ago.  He felt God telling him to pay for my airline ticket to go home.  I had not yet gotten my ticket so he gave me internet sites where I could find cheap tickets.

I had to reply that I was not after a ‘cheap’ ticket as the long 12 hour flight sitting in a squashed economy seat, after all the work involved in moving, would not be the best way to go.  I had been thinking of Economy Plus.  He instantly wrote back that whatever ticket, he would pay for it.  And he did.

Packing and clearing was going well, when a very dear friend came to me and handed me the money she thought it would cost to send my unaccompanied goods home.  This was amazing.  She was a retired lady on a pension, but she still insisted.  I was humbled by her generosity.

Now I had to stop and thank God.  He had prompted people to gift me the necessary finance which amounted to almost double what I thought I would have been able to raise by selling my goods.  It was absolutely amazing.  It had me thanking and praising God again.  And so, seven years later I still stand in Awe.

“Give and it will be given to you.  A good measure pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)  I am totally convinced that I would not have had enough money if I had not given away my belongings when told to do so.  Once I let go, God had the room to move in and tell people to give.  He never fails his word.

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