So, most of you readers know that I am a professing Christian, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And that’s hard….very hard!
Sometimes what you want you don’t get and the things you want to see happen good in the lives of others or your own…well…it just doesn’t work out. Faith is not something to be gawked at or picked on. It is certainly not something to be taken lightly. It is especially not always fun. It is downright scary and anxiety building.
But, scripture tells us to not be anxious over anything but to continue to be in prayer (Philippians 4:6).
A little while ago, I was invited to go to an event in Houston, Texas and I wasn’t sure if I would have the money. It was a different event from the author’s bash I told you guys about. This particular event was one where they bought some copies of my book and were going to have me on a panel. Needless to say, I was a bit concerned…okay fine, I was a little anxious. I was not happy with the possibility that I would NOT be able to go.
I was broke! No cash for gas and no cash for renting a vehicle let alone riding their.
So…What’s A Faith Walker To Do?
I prayed about it! I asked for God to just let His will be done. If I was privileged to go then great and if not to give me the mindset and heart to just accept it and go on. And yet, at the same time I knew I wasn’t given this opportunity just for me to observe it and walk away. I had enough faith to believe that something was going to happen for it work out.
And it did.
My friends and his wife called me just 24 hours before the event and volunteered their time and car so we could all road trip together to Houston.
Philippians 4:19 says this
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
The Abased and Abound Creative
Paul wrote to the church in Philippi with regards to having much and having little…in other words, how to be abased and how to be abound! I think this is a very important lesson that we as authors, artists, speakers, teachers, preachers and creatives as a whole should embrace…going with what we have and working what what we have been blessed with.
And, yet, at the same time appreciating those incredible blessings that come to give us just a little more than what we originally had.