On June 25th, 2021 I said my goodbyes to my fellow co-workers at Stella Jones in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and walked away knowing that would be the last day I ever worked for another employer again. I could feel it inside of me and now looking back I know that was the Holy Spirit revealing that to me.
For the majority of my adult life I had relied only on myself. I always provided for myself financially and always had a backup plan. Even leaving PA... my back up plan was an ex boyfriend who also happened to be my best friend. I knew if I needed anything financially he would help me out until I got on my feet. But as time began to pass, God began to speak to me about removing certain people from my life...the ex boyfriend being number one on the list. I didn't fully understand why at the time but I began to realize God was trying to put me in a position to break and remove all things that weren't of Him and replace them with things that were. He had to remove that safety net and I had to allow Him to become my safety net and not only my back up plan but my plan A, B, C, and D!
Early in my arrival to the Destin area I began to look for employment even though I felt strongly that wasn't part of God's plan. I applied for a couple jobs on Indeed and one of the first one's that scheduled me for an interview just happened to be with a man from my church. I had just started there and no one really knew me. I had joined the woman's ministry and had met this mans wife. Needless to say, I didn't get the job and she had told me they discussed it and prayed about it and felt that God was calling me to be an entrepreneur. That confirmed it! God had already dropped a business venture into me and I had created a t-shirt/wall décor company called Grace On Display.
On November 22nd I felt led to go watch a Facebook live of a ministry I had been following for about a year at that time. Prophet James said he had a prophetic word for me and brought me on the live broadcast to prophesy to me. These are some of the exact words he spoke:
I'm seeing you traveling, going back and forth. The profit you get from the business is going to enable you to travel. You're going to go to the places God has called you to go. I see you becoming more active for Jesus. You're going to be in the streets traveling and it's going to be very strategic what God's gonna bring you to do. You're going to love on people and pray for them. Your business is going to be the avenue God uses to allow you to travel. I don't know how or what this means but you're going to "cut out the middle man". I see you traveling and gas money and car repairs will no longer be a problem. Someone else is going to come along and help you with the business. God's going to bring someone into your life that's going to help you with the business and be your partner. January 2022 is going to overtake you tremendously!
One Monday in the middle of January, one of my housemates asked me for a ride to a nearby town. He was going to start driving a taxi. As I sat listening to him I began to ponder the whole situation and I remember thinking hmmm... I wonder if I could do that. That night I applied to drive with the company. They brought me in the next morning and hired me on the spot. I was scheduled for orientation the following week but God's plan was different. They changed the plan and brought me in the next day. I had a Florida drivers license within 24 hours and was in a taxi by Friday.
I was a little reluctant at first because I wasn't sure I'd made much money at this but let me tell you...when God's hand is upon it...look out! By the first full month of driving and the months that followed God had doubled the salary I left behind in Pennsylvania and cut my hours in half! I was making double what I made and only working 20 hours a week...if that!
I had a lady I took to an appointment every day from a small town about 45 minutes away from where I was staying. As each day approached I would have more and more scheduled rides in that small town. I knew it was God...and so did my dispatcher. I remember him calling me one day and saying "Holly, someone is watching out for you. This is unheard of". As time went on I knew God was calling me to live in that town. I ended up moving there in the beginning of March and at that time I had no idea that God had even bigger plans ahead for me.
Just as this man of God had spoken...God very strategically brought another business into my life which has also become my ministry. I believe that many people who have come into my vehicle have been an alignment from God. I'm always quick to share the love of Jesus with them and testify of God's goodness. God has done so much, not just for me but for others through this.
One day in particular a man smelling strongly of alcohol got into my car and sat in the front seat. I wasn't too fond of that and at first was weary of him. I began to talk to him and he shared with me that his lady friend had just had a stroke and was paralyzed from the waist down. I told him I was going to pray for the two of them. A couple weeks later he needed a ride. I asked how his lady friend was and his response was "she's doing better, she's moving her legs again". Glory to God! The power of prayer is amazing!
Another quick testimony... I had picked up a man who was down on his luck. He had just moved to the area and was pretty much homeless. The day I picked him up he had just checked out of the hotel, had no where to stay, no money, and it was pouring down rain. I was taking him to meet someone who had told him about a job. On the way there I prayed with him that God would bless him and provide for him. The next time I seen him he told me he got the job and started working immediately that day and the boss gave him a place to live until he got on his feet! Glory to God! He's soooo good!
There's so much more to this business venture... and even though I'm a few months into it, God still keeps blowing my mind as more and more blessings become revealed that pertain to it. In my next blog I'll share with you MORE of what God has done in my life...including the partner that was prophesied and cutting out the middle man!
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May God bless you!
Holly W <3