I had just closed the BIGGEST corporate business deal ever reached from my St. Louis sales office.
Right in the middle of my VICTORY party, my office phone rang. The voice on the other end said, “I’m going to KILL you!”
“Excuse me?” I said.
“I’m going to kill YOU and your KID in your yard!”
Skeletons In The Closet
I was PETRIFIED!!! Now, MY PAST started to well up on the inside of me.
I’d recently divorced a GOOD guy who had been involved in some really BAD things. (Drug dealers don’t care WHO pays them… as long as they get paid!)
I PANICKED and started to wonder:
- Do they KNOW where Austin goes to school?
- HOW did the find out where I live?
- Are they OUTSIDE right now?
Fear vs Faith
It was a HORRIBLE feeling!!!
I ALLOWED something from my past to work me into a frenzy. I let FEAR dictate my mindset instead of FAITH.
What was intended to be a day of joy and CELEBRATION quickly became one of the WORST days of my life!
I called my girlfriend and BEGGED her to come home with me.
She Was Having NONE Of It!
She said, “I know these two guys,” their names were actually Dave and DAVID.
In the midst of all the chaos and hoopla, God PLACED my future husband in my path.
Opportunity In Opposition
What started out as something SCARY, turned out to be the birth of something BEAUTIFUL!
The next day, the police were able to track the phone call to Minnesota, to another office in my OWN company.
(It was just some guys who were JEALOUS because I had closed a big deal…and they hadn’t.)
We ALL have something in our past that we think LIMITS our future. But God doesn’t even remember it.
In fact, Christ completely ERASED our old life through His death on the cross. “as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 (NIV)
“Father God, today I’m going to choose the path toward You and away from fears of my PAST. I know I will receive opportunity in any opposition that will lead to the glorious plans that You have for my FUTURE! In Jesus’ name.”