On Sunday as I woke up and prepared for church, my fiancé called and talked to me about the message. (He worked that morning so he attended an earlier service, while I slept in for Daylight Savings). That discussion lead us to talking about prayer, trusting God and tithing. I wanted to share a quick story that I explained to him about two of those three subjects.
When we re-met each other we were both in weird spaces. Not going to church regularly, his place had been recently burglarized and I had lost my job the day we ran into of each. But we noted one thing, we had prayed for companionship. Neither asked for mate, only a friend to take a journey with because we moved to the Atlanta area alone. He was there when I got a new job, when I was robbed at that particular new job and even when I quit because of how things were handled after the robbery. He was there in my corner being the man I needed him to be. He was honestly a companion that I had prayed for.
Going back to the story, he said he noticed that his actions weren’t aligned with faith and fully trusting God. I told him, he shouldn’t question the will of God and to also be prepared for God to give you everything he ask for in prayer. He marveled at what I said but laughed when he thought about our relationship in depth. I prayed for a friend but had to lose my job to gain a friend. But amazingly, I haven’t been homeless or gone without much of anything. God kept me even when I made a shallow request of friendship/ companionship. He in turn gave me a husband. The man that I call my best friend, who will be the father of my children (not too soon though).
Sometimes you have to just step out on faith that God will lead you in the right direction. As I begin to plan this wedding, I just need not lose sight of my faith.