A great key in life is that God is always good. He wants the best for me, and He wants me to live without fear in the abundant life. These are all keys I learned from The Way Ministry.
Over thirty years ago, I was on our ministry’s outreach program. I enjoyed going to a certain college campus with my witnessing buddy. One day, a man whom I had witnessed to before, the man in charge of the campus lunchroom, approached me and told me he needed to talk to me. He asked me to be in his office the next day at 10:00 a.m. His voice seemed stern, with a sense of importance. That night, I was fearful of what he had to say. In the morning, I was still fearful. Was he going to kick me off the campus? However, just before the meeting, I got this thought: “God is with me; what can this man do to me?” My fear left.
I went to the meeting. All he wanted to do was witness to me. He had a self-help book that he wanted me to read. Had I not stepped out and gone to the meeting, I would have been living in fear. God showed me to keep moving and take action. I never forgot this lesson and benefitted from it in the years to come.
About ten years ago, I was on a job. I was a customer service agent for a flooring company. I was sent on a complaint, so I went to rectify an issue. However, I did not help the situation. After a heated discussion, I was told, “Leave my house now!” I left and told my boss what had happened. The next day, my boss told me to go back and take care of the issue. I reminded him that the man didn’t like me, and I suggested that he send someone else. He said, “No, you go.” I remember being so afraid. This man was big and very bold. When I drove up to the house, I thought, “Wait! God is with me.” I remembered the lesson from years ago. I stood on the doorstep and said, “Let’s do this, You and me, God.” The man opened the door. He said, “I’m so glad it’s you! I’m so sorry! Come in, have you eaten breakfast? Sit down, please.”
I was in shock, but had I let fear control my life, I would not have seen God work in this situation. My thanks to the ministry that teaches us to get rid of the fear in all categories of life by trusting God and believing that He will come through for us in any situation.