Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Gratitude List For Today!

As I previously posted I was feeling a little bit down and depressed because of some financial problems and I thought that this would be a perfect time to have another gratitude list. Here is my gratitude list for today:

  • As I am typing this blog entry it reminds me of one of the talents I have which is being able to edit the html of my blog post so that I can make it look a little bit more interesting than just a standard-looking blog.

    We all have talents even though we may think that we don't and if you haven't found your talent yet - don't press it too hard- give it time, relax, get rid of your stress and your talent will come to you!

  • As always I am grateful for my house! My mother left me this house when she passed away. We both lived in it together and there are just so many good memories here that there is always a good feeling inside and out!

    Although being able to keep the house is proving difficult I haven't given up hope yet and as TD Jakes has said "it ain't over yet!"

  • I'm grateful for my computer and my Internet access! One of the things that I LOVE to do is work on my computer! This is definitely one of my passions! I have been able to earn money from working with my computer - both online and off! I have earned money using Google's Adsense program. I have also earned money as a web page designer. I'm looking into getting into the more profitable aspects of writing.

  • I'm grateful for the food that I have! Yes there have been times when my cupboards have been bare but right now I have some food - namely meat! - that is going to last me and that is a very good feeling and I am grateful for it!

  • I think one of the things that I am very grateful for is that I haven't lost my sanity yet! I know that so many people are whining and complaining about their problems but they are not doing anything about them and I choose to continue on working towards my financial goals and my mission statement. I am reaching to live the life of my dreams.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Financial Miracle!

I was feeling kind of down and blue today because of some financial problems that are looming and I found an interesting testimonial on the Internet. It helps to let me know that financial miracles CAN actually happen!

Here is an example of a financial miracle that I found online:

"Recently, I was greatly blessed by our Living God with His miraculous works of wonder.

You are probably aware that Singapore like many Asian countries was hit by the worst ever post-war economic crisis during the last 2 years or so. Through the grace of God my small business enterprise managed to stay afloat even though we suffered losses like most other businesses. Because of the adverse financial situation in my company, my banker was not quite as gracious and had decided to reject my request for additional financing badly needed to sustain my business.

I had a major payment due involving an amount exceeding US$ 100,000 and up until 2 days before the deadline, my discussions with numerous financial institutions were futile; many turned me away. In my desparation I had contacted many banks and finance companies. Fortunantely for me, a manager of one such finance company returned my call and was willing to consider my request. What was most miraculous about his eventual approval was the manner in which the approval was granted - (1) because I left town the same night he called, we never got to meet at all (2) the only set of audited accounts was 2 years old and it showed a dismal loss leaving my company in a negative net worth situation (3) he agreed to grant me trade facilities of over US$ 115,000 without my need to pledge any assets!!! (4) approval was granted by him within 1 working day, just in the nick of time!! We eventually met and the manager discovered to his relief that his elder brother was my former office colleague and that his brother had vouched for me. How God brings the right people in my life at the right time!!!

Naturally, I was overwhelmed and taken completely by surprise, of how God always remains faithful and fulfills His promises. Mentally I had braced myself for the worst, telling our Lord that I will remain faithful in Him even though He chose not to deliver me from my financial challenges.

I do hope that this testimony will be a source of inspiration to businessmen around the world who may be in the same situation. Be faithful in God and surrender your destiny completely to His Will and He will never abandon you...for every door He closes, He will open yet another one. Praise be to God our Almighty Lord of all!!!"

I hope that this will provide you with some inspiration - just in case you don't think that financial miracles don't happen - because they do!