For the past three months, I kept hearing the Lord mention to me the word "first fruits" over and over again. Also around this time, I heard the Holy Spirit ask me to trust God with $50 each week we received our paycheck. I know you may be thinking that this is not a lot of money but with my household budget already about to burst at the seams, I was ready to suggest to God a few different places where that money could have gone. So, I continued ignoring his promptings for awhile and realized just how hard it became to keep up with all the payments and bills during that time. Soon the money seemed to disappear faster than I could even blink. Quickly, I realized that I might need to lay down my thoughts about money and just trust in what He was asking of me. I mean what did I have to lose and how could the outcome be any worse than what it was already. Right?
Recently, I was invited by my cousin to a mass deliverance service and began to grow excited. This excitement quickly turned into desiring that this one night would be the change I had been praying for seven years to take place. Not only did I begin to expect that my life would be ultimately transformed but was hoping my husband's life would be too. Leading up to the day of the event my anticipation rapidly started to grow about what the Lord was going to do in and with us, but not once did I stop to ask God what was his intention or plan for us. See, I got so caught up in what I expected God to do for me that I failed to find out if it was even in his will.
Well, I know too many times when I have been and completely understand if you are thinking this title seems like a 90's cliche rap song topic but the Holy Spirit impressed it upon my heart to address this subject. In the age of publicized self-made success stories and the glorified side hustle, we have placed a high value on the art of making our next dollar that it has become hard not to get consumed with the whole process. Now don't get me wrong because I am a firm believer in needing money to even function in this world we live in and having it can open doors to more choices. "So why bring this topic up then?", you may be asking.