I know I have been missing in action. I know it has been a while since I have posted anything to my blog. Well I’m back. I’m back and better than ever. Life has been a struggle for longer than I care to remember. My recent struggle with unemployment has just added to the frustration.
I decided to follow my own words and “If I can’t join them, then beat them.” This week I took my first steps to a life change, I purchased my own business. I’m nervous. I’m excited. I’m blessed. I didn’t make this decision on a whim, I consulted the One that knows.
A couple of weeks ago I was in Connecticut to look at purchasing a franchise. A franchise that would not only be the first in my area, but the first in my state. The night before our “Discovery Day” I was a nervous wreck. I talked to myself. I asked myself, “What are you thinking? What are you doing here? Have you lost your mind?”
I got up the next morning after not much sleep. I prayed like I never prayed before. I asked God to please give me a sign. Please make it obvious to me. Please don’t make it like one of Your Son’s parables like He is known for.
I started my day heading out with a technician to observe their system on how they operate. My tech and I had three calls for that morning. We had two residential and one commercial call to a CPA firm.
My tech received a message at our first call that his second call had rescheduled for another day. As we were leaving the first stop, he received another message assigning him a new call. So off to the next assignment we went.
The next thing I know we pull into a Catholic Church, yes my church home. Not totally convinced that this was my sign, I look at the tech and asked, “Is this a Catholic Church?” He responded, “Yes.” He told me they have a service agreement with them. So I responded, “So you you come and support them often?” “Oh no, I’ve never been here. They usually send John, honestly I don’t know why they sent me.” At that point the hair on the back of my neck stood up. It felt as though all my stress, negative thoughts, doubt, worry and anything else you can imagine, just lifted from my shoulders. I looked at the tech and informed him, “They didn’t send you, Someone else did.”
It was at that moment I realized I am on the right path. He sent me to my home of worship. He sent me to the one place I know I’m supposed to be. He gave me a sign and slapped me right across my face like I asked Him to do. Now I know God doesn’t want me to be a fool with my money, but He let me know I’m heading in the right direction.
I have purchased the franchise. I return to Connecticut for a couple weeks of training, I may even hang out in NYC for a weekend. I once again get to start my adventures. I once again feel the fire burning inside.
The path of my journey has once again changed. My journey takes me in a direction of pure happiness and joy. There is a lot of work ahead, but when it’s a work of passion, GREAT!
My love for my Heavenly Father is infinite. My path has become clear after decades of being lost. Most of all, my faith is recharged to its fullest and I have plenty to share with others.