Dec 25, 2023

Every Good Thing...

I've often heard "everything that glitters, is not gold". I've learned that "not every good thing is a God thing". 

Prior to leaving Pennsylvania in 2021, I received a prophetic word that God was going to give me a very "favorable" home. At the time I expected instantaneous results and thought every word was a "now" word. I had stepped out in faith, leaving behind my entire life and embarked on an Abraham journey, going where the Lord was leading me...to Destin, Florida. I had left behind my prestigious career, a boyfriend, my family, my home, and all my belongings, trusting God to not only guide me but to also provide. 

A week after arriving, He led me to a local Airbnb where I rented a room in a beautiful home for a week at a time. A few weeks in, the owners offered me a short term lease that ran month to month for the remainder of the season. I was living off my savings at the time and had applied for a few jobs in my line of work, mostly being proactive. I was trusting God that He was going to lead me where He wanted me to be. 

A lady from my church mentioned to me that she had met a woman needing someone to stay in her home and hang out with her mother and had immediately thought of me. She shared the contact information with me and the next day I showed up to meet the woman. She owned a specialty shop in the area. I walked in and introduced myself and we immediately hit it off. I hung out at the store, chatting with her between customers. She was ecstatic and offered me the position immediately. 

That night we had dinner together and she took me to her home to show me around. She lived in a five bedroom, five bathroom home in a gated community just minutes from my church. How perfect! The offer included free room and board, my own master bedroom with master bath, and $600 cash per week. All I had to do was hang out with her elderly mother while she was at work and make sure she didn't wonder off. 

1 Corinthians 2:9 says "That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.

Wow!!!! I never imagined this or even seen it coming. I kept thinking about the "favorable home" and thought, wow, this is it! But at the same time I couldn't escape the thoughts that God was giving ME a home, not for me to live in someone else's favorable home. I told her I'd think about it and let her know my decision in the next day or two. 

By the end of the night I had decided I was going to take the position. How could I not? This was such a blessing. We made arrangements for me to move in the following day. 

The next day I got up and began packing up my belongings that were in my room. I was dreading telling my landlord I was moving out. They were such nice people and had been so good to me, not to mention I had just signed the month to month lease. I dreaded telling them and was hoping they wouldn't be home when I left. As I sat gathering up the courage to face them, I wasted time scrolling fakebook. I came across a post that said "Don't move until I speak - God". Was this a message for me? It sure felt like it. I ignored it and called the woman to let her know I would be there shortly. 

Much to my dismay, the phone conversation didn't go as I had expected. She informed me that her sisters were not comfortable with a stranger taking care of their mother and they were going to put her in a nursing home. What? How could this happen? I was completely bummed out. I was so looking forward to this. I sat on the bed talking to Holy Spirit and asked him what happened. He responded and told me it just wasn't a part of God's plan for me. 

At the time, I didn't understand. This appeared to be the perfect opportunity. The Bible tells us, we only see in part, our ways are not God's ways. He sees the end to the beginning and the truth was He had much greater things in store for me. 

Fast forward a couple months, God used my house mate to connect me to a business opportunity that led to Sedrick and I owning our own transportation business. Had that position panned out and I moved out of that room prematurely, I would have settled for far less than what the Lord had for me. 

That same day I received the prophetic word about the house, it was also spoken that in this season the Lord was not going to allow me to settle. He was going to remove all the snares and all the people away from me that would affect my destiny. God is not a man that He should lie, and just as He promised, He was removing the snares and not allowing me to settle.

As of today, I have yet to physically see that favorable home but when God speaks something, that settles it. I have lived and experienced the favor and the blessings of the Lord and I continue to walk in them everyday. He has truly exceeded my greatest expectation in so many areas of my life and I watch 1 Corinthians 2:9 unfold before me every day. 

The moral of my story.... Not every good thing is a God thing. Trust Him. He knows what He's doing and He doesn't need our input. He knows better than we do. 

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I pray that God blesses you abundantly and your week is filled with joy and love! 

May God bless you!

Holly W <3

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