Greetings to you Beloved,
It is always a joy to write to you and my prayer as always is that God will use this blog to be a blessing to you. I was watching a video on YouTube recently, well let me be honest I watched several of their videos in order to get the full story. But there is this young woman by the name of Beth who had a passion and a desire in her heart to help the less fortunate in her province. Apart from the fact that she is a born again christian and Jesus encourages us to love, her desire was birthed out of the struggles she went through as a young girl growing up. Beth grew up in poverty and life was quite difficult. One of her story that really touched my heart was when she was on a bus going to school and had no fare. The proud at heart will scoff at this and say she should have never been on that bus in the first place. But coming from a similar background I understand what it is like to want an education so bad to the point that you are willing to board a taxi without any money.
Now the interesting thing is that on this particular day the conductor of the bus said no more free ride and she needed to pay. She asked a lady sitting next to her and the lady said no. She looked at another lady and the lady turned her head away. Rejection!! Rejection!!Rejection!! But God always provides a way and an older gentleman in the back gave her some money and she paid her fare out of it and handed the change back to the gentleman promising to pay him back. The gentleman told her that she can pay him back by finishing her studies in school and doing well. Beth made that promise to that gentleman that day, a total stranger who showed her great kindness.
Time passed and Beth was now working at an hospital, one day an older gentleman came in, he wanted to know his bill. As Beth pulled up the information she couldn't by pass the fact that this is the same man who showed her kindness on that bus. Upon retrieving the bill she realized that the man's wife was sick and the bill was very high. Beth gave him a major discount and in shock the man asked why. Beth reminded the gentleman of that day on the bus and the gentleman said wow you are finish with your studies. Thank you.
Later a few people on the job tried to tarnish Beth's reputation. They accused her of stealing three times without even investigating it. Everyone said that she was the likely culprit because she was new on the job and very poor. Beth cried out to God and one day she didn't go to work and a lot of money was stolen that day. Now everyone knew that it wasn't her and the manager finally decided to investigate it and to their surprise it was one of their seasoned employee not Beth.
Beth continued on the job and even became friends with and forgave the people who accused her. She believed that her heart was meant for something bigger, she didn't want to hold a grudge against anyone. Some years later the many broken roads led Beth to a gentleman by the name of Terrence. Terrence had a very sincere heart, he saw something in Beth that he didn't see in other woman. Her struggles and pain had groomed her into something beautiful and true. Terrence asked for her hand in marriage and though they are not rich they have been able to build houses for many homeless and help many get medical care. Not to mention the many children they are a blessing to. The Power of Love and Unity has made a tremendous difference in their marriage and province.
But let's talk about how God is at work in all this, Beth met people in her life who hurt her bad. Some of the stories I have even refused to mention due to the interest of time. But here is what I want to tell you today beloved you can meet thousands of people without any of them really touching you. And then you meet one person, and your life is changed forever. I want to encourage you to trust God, just because you are in a bad place right now that doesn't mean that God is not working on your behalf. Something Big is in store for you Beloved.
Never be afraid to trust your unknown Future to a Known God. He knows all and the best days of your life are ahead. I haven't had my best days as yet but just like Beth I know that they are coming and no poverty, betrayal or lack of opportunity can separate me or you from that.
God did it for Beth, she is living a life of Purpose and He will do it for you.
God go ahead and live like today is your birthday!!
Abba is your Father.