After almost two decades of running my own construction business, I decided I wanted to do something different for a living. For over a year, my wife and I prayed for this while still successfully running our company. A heart’s desire was to teach and train others using my experience and education in this field.
One day, I had the thought to call a local trade school near us and see if they had any positions available. I left a message with one of the school’s executives expressing my desire to teach and asking if they could use my help. Before the day ended, the president of the organization called to inform me that they just had a position open up and to invite me in for an interview the next day.
Not only did he say I was a perfect fit for the job, he offered me the position on the spot. I checked with my wife and we decided I would take the job, but we needed a higher salary than what was offered. When I informed him what I needed, he replied, “Yes. I can make that happen.” I would be teaching students from different high schools an introduction to the construction trades. Not only am I now on the same schedule as my wife, but I also have summers off. No one can deny that God worked mightily to get the perfect job for me. He supplies all our need, always!
It had become quite clear that I would no longer be able to pay for the upkeep on my vehicle. So, I prayed and lifted my concern for quite some time to our heavenly Father. I was fully persuaded that my prayers would be answered above and beyond the list I had compiled for my replacement vehicle, but as much as I prayed and lifted my situation, I wasn’t getting anywhere. That was until I went to fellowship and listened to a teaching on taking believing action.
At fellowship I was reminded of this aspect of the Word: believing equals receiving. I went home and got into action. I told myself, just start looking. With the Internet at my fingertips, I began to look at what was available on the market. I came across a vehicle that was at the local wrecking yard for sale. It said, “Runs and drives, $999.” After I gave much attention to the details of said vehicle, it was looking like it fit my requirements. I was pleased with the findings and turned in for the night.
The very next morning my dad was headed over to the same wrecking yard that had the vehicle for sale. Since he was going and I highly trust his opinion, I asked him kindly to look into the vehicle for me. Once he had gone, I went about my day. Later while I was outside doing some yard work, I heard a very loud, obnoxious noise coming down the dead-end road. I stopped what I was doing to take a look; what I saw was overwhelming and brought great relief and joy to me.
The vehicle that I had inquired about was headed my direction. The van only needed a weld on the exhaust to quiet it down. Everything that came original with the van was still in it, along with maintenance records. Not only did I receive above and beyond what I had wanted, but my dad negotiated $300 off the asking price. Therefore I spent a fraction of what I had saved up for a replacement vehicle.
To my relief, I didn’t have to keep up my search for a vehicle that would meet the needs of my family. Once I put my believing into action, I got results within eighteen hours; God is mighty and willing, and we just need to do our part. I am so thankful for the many truths that we as believers can stand upon, knowing the love that our heavenly Father has for us.