Ten years ago I was a children’s ministry director at a church and needed childcare workers for an event. Little did I know that the owner of the company I used would become the consultant who would help me launch a small business when a family emergency required a move and a new source of income. I didn’t know, but God knew.
During my time as a children’s ministry director, I was encouraged to read many books on leadership and developing leaders. Little did I know how valuable that education would be for me as I launched my new business. I didn’t know, but God knew.
As I began baking cowboy cookies and putting together marketing materials to drop off at churches, little did I know that one of the first churches I approached had just lost their childcare coordinator the day before and they needed someone to manage their 230 hours per month of childcare. They didn’t know that my last paycheck from my former job would be November 30th when they asked me to begin December 1st. They didn’t know, but God knew.
I had no idea that when I approached one particular church that in addition to needing childcare, they needed a part-time children’s ministry director. I felt led to pursue the job even though I was still building my own business. Even though things were going very well with KidMin Care, I just felt drawn to this church. I didn’t know that two weeks later my business would be put on hold and my only income would be the management fee from one church and part-time children’s director from another church. I didn’t know, but God knew.
God is so faithful. I am sad that I have had to put my business on hold until churches can begin to meet again. I felt such joy in being able to help my employees earn money to care for their families. I know this is a temporary hold and I am confident we will pick up right where we left off, but it is still disappointing. But, in my disappointment I continue to watch God work. I feel such a peace – an unnatural peace – that He is going to work this all out for my good. I don’t know what the future holds.
But God knows.
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32