The saddest day of my life was the day that my Mom died. She was on Hospice care close to the end of her battle with cancer, and no matter how much you think you're prepared for death when it actually happens, it's gut-wrenching. When you have a parent pass away that you're very close to, it feels like a part of you has died. The day I lost my Mom was the saddest day of my life.
This morning, as I sat down to type this email. I didn't know what I would type until the subject “The Saddest Day Of My Life” dropped in my spirit. But I want to go back and explain to you how God moves and how God works when we don't even realize He is shifting things on our behalf.
Near the end of 2015, Ricky and I decided to have a five-day event for those who wanted intense work on their business. At this event, I focused on breaking barriers, teaching how to write books, all kinds of things, and it was everything we set out for it to be. The event was called 5-Day Roadmap To Results, and it was scheduled to start the week of May 8th.
A few months into 2016, I got a phone call from the hotel that I would host this event at saying something happened. They had to move the dates to my event to June/July. I was very upset about this because people had already purchased plane tickets, arranged childcare, time off, etc. So it was a lot to have to change this but, it actually ended up not being that bad.
After we got everything settled, I thought nothing else of it and went back to everyday life. A few months later, we noticed Mom's health was declining, and the nurse for Hospice care had to come out to the house a little bit more. Suddenly, on the Friday before Mother's day, things shifted very quickly. I could tell Mom was significantly worse. On May 9th, the day after Mother's Day in 2016, my Mom passed away and went home to be with the Lord.
Needless to say, we were absolutely devastated, but what a blessing to have spent all of that time with her. She was literally surrounded by family when she took her last breath. I know that that gave her peace and comfort.
A month or two after Mom's funeral, it was time for the 5-Day Roadmap To Results event. Now a lot of people thought I came back too soon, but when God pulls you out of something, you can't help but get back on your feet because it was only through God's mercy and grace that I was able to pull through and push through.
Early on day one of the event, I received a text message from Ricky that said, “This is not your event. This is the Lord's event. Let God have His way. Pray for people, lay hands on people. People are going to be healed, delivered, and set free.” That prophetic word came to pass.
On either day one or two of the event, Jessica (our business development manager) comes up to me during one of the breaks and says, “You have to see this! You have to see the dates of the original event!” The dates of the original event were the exact dates that we spent prepping for Mom's funeral. I was completely floored and blown away.
The Lord knew that we would be preparing for Mom's funeral during the same time that I would have had that event. So even in my anger and aggravation for the people at the hotel, God was working on our behalf. He was ordering our steps and interceding for us.
That happens so much in the lives of so many people, and we don't even realize it. When you stop and look at it, and you stop and say. Man, I can't believe that just happened. We have to give God the glory and the honor, and the praise.
The purpose of this email is for you to reflect for you to go back and reflect on your life, for you to go back and reflect on the things that you're thankful for, for the blessings that you have that you don't even realize, the Lord has shifted things for you.
How often have you thanked God for your blessings?
How often have you reflected on what you have been given that you didn't even ask for?
Sometimes we get so caught up in asking for what we think we need or don't have, and we lose sight of what we do have and what we are thankful for.
I encourage you to reflect on what you have that you didn't ask for, and then I encourage you to just be thankful and gracious to our Heavenly Father for providing those things you didn't even know you needed.