I had wanted to take the Advanced Class for many years, but my financial responsibilities disqualified me from doing so—until 2018. God worked in my life to make it possible to clear my financial indebtedness so that I could take the Advanced Class in June 2018! He guided me on the path to victory, beginning approximately eighteen months before the class.
Early in 2017 I made the decision to retire from my government job by the end of the year. I worked with my financial resources to assess and prepare for a life where I would no longer be getting a hefty monthly income. I put it all up to God and confessed that He is my sufficiency and has always taken care of me. Why should He change when I retired? After all, I’d had God’s abundance in my life every step of the way up to that point, and He always met my needs. So I took the believing step and retired on December 31, 2017.
The huge financial hurdle to taking the Advanced Class was to pay off my mortgage. Although I considered several options, when I put it up to God, He told me that I had enough to pay it off right then in full. Truly trusting God, I paid off my mortgage and remaining credit card debt. What a tremendous feeling of release and freedom from bondage this believing action gave me. I was then able to meet the class requirement of being debt-free.
God also worked on clearing the path for me to take refresher Foundational and Intermediate Classes, arrange for care of my dog for the two weeks of being at The Way International Headquarters, and arrange for travel and lodging needs for the class. Every detail was perfectly executed, and everyone involved was blessed.
Taking the class was a huge blessing, and my desire was abundantly fulfilled. This believing journey started eighteen months in advance when I first made my desires known to God with great trust and thanksgiving. God truly hears our prayers and works with us to bring to pass the desires of our hearts if we faint not. This experience has energized and deepened my trust in our loving Father. I am fully persuaded that He cares for me.