I realized lately that when I have been posting on here, that it’s been more about business, and less about my FATHER’S business, which isn’t why I started this blog in the first place. Yes, I was writing blogs about bands and such, doing interviews and giveaways where 7 people signed up..but really this is about God and what He’s done in this drummer’s life (hence the title Drum By Faith).
I have come to realize more and more each day how much I need to just fully rely on God for the things that I need in this upside-down world. I need food, clothing, and shelter, plus all the little nit-picky things that are needed for day-to-day life. God has really done a work in my life to show me that He truly is Jehovah Jireh (God the Provider..to be simply put). He stripped most everything away to show me the bare necessities in life. I lost my job almost 2 years ago (1 year and 10 months to the day, today) and I have had everything I needed provided for me, almost just handed to me. I’ve even got to go on a few vacations and even go to a couple shows.
This is not a “prosperity” blog, this is saying that God has provided what I need to get through my daily life. I have fought with Him and argued and whined, only to realize that He was just making me rely more on Him. I didn’t realize that I wasn’t. I always “gave Him credit” for the different CAD jobs that I had and the money that I was making, but inside it was MY skills that were doing it. I never really gave Him credit for the abilities that I have…so he pulled it out from under me. It got real tough at times with bills and stuff. I had to humble myself, kill my pride at points so that I could ask for help. It was soooo hard to do, but so worth it in the end. It’s amazing to see what God will do when we allow Him to. Not that we by any means have control over God, but we have control over how much we let Him have of our lives.
What has God done for me now? I know you want to know. I now have a small business growing, slowly but surely, and I’m designing websites, and ENJOYING what I do. I work for myself, which can be good and bad. The good is that I’ve got to be near my wife and girls almost every day, seeing my girls grow up. The down side is that sometimes being that close can be crazy while trying to work..but when I want to take off..I’M GONE.
I pray that God just uses me in whatever avenue he needs me. I need to seek HIM out to see what HE wants and have less of ME involved. I will always be me, but every day I desire to be more like Christ.