I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
One of the good things about being an entrepreneur and a missionary is that you learn to trust the faithfulness and provision of the Lord. I started my first business approximately 11 years ago. I had no idea what I was doing. Had I known everything that I know now, I probably wouldn’t have done it. Because I would have been too afraid to do it.
I wouldn’t have known how much God would take care of me. I wouldn’t have known that I would never lack anything, and that He would always provide. I wouldn’t have learned the joy and the wonder of seeing Him step in and rescue me, every single time.
I wouldn’t have learned what it means to work hard, to invest in the future, not knowing what the fruit will be. I wouldn’t have experienced the feeling of not knowing where our income would come from the next month, or week or sometimes even day. But also wouldn’t have experienced the rest and the peace in the middle of that. And living like that does something. It stretches your prayer muscles. It stretches your faith. And so faith grows. Or more accurately, doubts fade away.
After all, Jesus has promised that God would take care of me, provide me and my family with housing, clothing, food and all the other stuff I need.
And Jesus stood behind His promise. I can now bear witness to that. What a joy!