Fighting Fire with Fire
Many of you know my story and how Money Saving Queen came to be, my son was very sick and because of medical bills, we were unable to afford to eat. Through that dark time, God shined his light and I began strategically shopping in 2006. By 2007, I launched a website and began to teach workshops.
During that dark time, I had no idea that out of a struggle to feed my family would be born a method that would feed other families and continue to provide for us for years to come.
I had no idea.
Since that difficult financial time, many more difficult times have come. I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve never really had an ‘easy way out.’ Every storm that has come in my life has had to be walked through, one step at a time. Sometimes, crawling instead of walking.
My second son was born with a heart condition. We walked through that storm differently than we did the first time. I stormed the gates of heaven and although it took time, this past year we were given the ‘all clear’ from the cardiologist.
We walked through a layoff not long after that. It was a blow that we did not see coming but we did survive. Unemployment does not pay the bills, my friends. Thankfully, I do have this unique talent for money saving. It took a lot of prayer, creativity and a lot of ups and downs but we made it.
Many other things have occurred as well over the years, all of them we walked through with tears and some with joy but all taught me lessons that I could never have read in a book or on a blog.
As a child I remember being different. I remember feeling different. As a child, I remember feeling the fire inside of me. It is a fire that burns brighter with each passing day and it is a fire that cannot be put out although many will try.
Inside of me is a passion that I cannot explain. A passion to do the will of God, a passion to let God complete the good work he started in me and a passion to help people all over the world go through the storms of life and come out on the other side.
I have a passion to help people on the walk through. Joyce Meyer says, “Sometimes you have to go through to get the breakthrough.” I believe that. There are many of us that have to go through.
This past year, I had to go through. I had to go through a storm that was rough and I got hit with waves full of fury I had not seen before. I had a choice in that storm. I could have given up.
Somewhere though in the midst of that storm, I felt that fire inside of me again. I felt the burning that I had felt many times before only this time it was even stronger. I decided to fight the fire that was thrown at me with the fire that was burning inside of me.
I decided to go through, again. Now, I am fulfilling the call on my life in a way I had not done so before. Now, I am teaching you these money saving techniques and frugal living ideas from the perspective of being a single mom.
I know many of you have faced this storm. Although I have taught at single mom events and such over the years, I have never completely understood what that was like until now.
Well, let me say we are in this together. You will make it. I will make it. We will make it together. I had a messy year, but God can turn my mess into a message. I’m excited about what is ahead; I am excited about being able to help even more people. I am excited to see what amazing things God has in store.
Don't let the enemy trip you up, stay strong and walk through because your breakthrough is coming.