Last nights entry was all about me embarking on a new phase of my life and how I had taken a leap of faith and just moved out of my parents house, and how things were going. Well, let me tell you about the day that I have had today! Because miracles and wonders never stop around me. Remember how I told you last night that you just need to step out, take a leap of faith and trust that God has your back. Well, God surely looks out for those of us that are working hard to improve ourselves, let me tell you. I moved all of my stuff last night to the hotel like I told you I was going to do. I also told you that as I was unloading my car one of my co-workers came up to me and told me that I was going to have to pay a $200.00 deposit for staying there on top of the $363.28 I had already paid them. It hurt my feelings and really kind of upset me if the truth must be told. Instead of wallowing and storing that anger, I wrote in my blog and then I prayed on the situation, left it at God's feet and went to sleep.
I had a really rough night, because apparently no one has stayed in that room in rather a long time. Because in the middle of the night I woke up with my sinus full, eyes watering and me sneezing. All I could smell was dust, the pillows were filled with, so was the blankets and the sheets, with me being allergic to dust I really wasn't feeling all that well. Anyhow, I survived through the night and woke up this morning to make myself some coffee, and the coffee maker was filled with mold. Now, you can imagine how upset I was about all of this, because the $200.00 deposit was to make sure that the room was clean and ready for the next person to just come right on in. Well, long story short once I saw the state of the coffee maker I decided to start looking around the room, and it was filthy. The air conditioner was also full of dust, the bathtub had black foot prints in it and the floors throughout needed to be swept.
I got out the broom and was about to start cleaning up the place when my cell phone rang, and this guy Aaron called. A woman I had met through work had given him my information, and told him that I was looking for a place to move into. She told him a little about my situation and told him what a nice guy I am and so forth. So, he decided to call me and offer to show me his condo that he has for rent. He went on to explain to me that it is a very large 2 bedroom with 1 bath, a nice size eat in kitchen with all new appliances. He told me that the rent would be $700.00 a month, and that included everything but electric. I explained to him that I had already given my money out on the hotel, and that I had no idea if I would get my money back. He patiently listened to me and then said to me, well you know what the place is ready to move in and already has electric, you can either move in right away or stay at the hotel and move your stuff in slowly over the next two weeks, which ever I wanted to do, he had already paid the bills for this month, so he really wasn't losing any money at this point. He told me to just go look at the place and make a decision.
So I went and looked at the place, and I loved it, it is large and quiet and perfect for me. As a matter of fact it seemed like it was just made for me. It looks a lot like the apartment I had in East Point last year that I lost and I like the location of the place, it is convenient to everything the stores, walmart, work and only 12 miles away from my parents. I honestly couldn't ask for anything better at this point. But, this isn't all to the story, Aaron went on to tell me that I could stay in the apartment till the end of the month and owe him nothing and just work on getting the electric turned over into my name as soon as I could. He also told me that he was willing to work with me on the deposit. That we would split it up over three months and that on the 3rd of November I would just have to pay him part of the deposit and the rent of $700.00. Now, can you see the Hand of God working here? I can, this man doesn't know me at all. I took a leap of faith and stepped out of the comfort of home earlier than expected to make sure that everything was ready for my step-brother and his girlfriend's arrival, that way my step-mom wouldn't have to work so hard to get the room ready with just a little time before they get here. Aaron is taking a leap of faith that he can trust me, letting me use the place and live here till we can get everything finalized and in writing. That is God's work! He is taking care of me just like I told you He would.
We never really know what the outcome of any decision we make is going to be. We hope for the best and plan for the worst, and when we leave the situation in God's hands it always works out just exactly as it is meant too. I knew that God had my back and I knew that no matter what I did I was going to make out okay. That is exactly what happened. I am so thankful for this and all of the many other blessings that God has given me this year. All it take is a little patience, effort and faith and things turn out just the way God wants them too. I am now safe and in my new home, and since I never took possession of the hotel, on Monday I am going to go back and ask for a refund of my money. I may loose a little bit of it, but guess what in the long run it was worth the effort.
Yesterday when I was writing to you I had no idea how things were going to turn out for me. I didn't know if I would ever find a place to call home, nor did I think I was going to be able to make it with how tight money is for me right now, and I was worried about all of these things and a whole lot more. Now if my boyfriend comes around we have a place that is our home, and I am happy that everything worked out exactly as it did. There might be a little friction trying to get my money back, but I think that once I take my coworker up and show her the room and prove that I haven't been in there, that she will stand by me as I try to get my cash back from my boss.
So again I tell you that sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and do something, anything, put forth some effort, because as the Bible tells us God helps those that help themselves and here is living testimony of that fact.
As always my hopes and dreams are with you,