Finding God in our Messes
It was back in the middle of February this year when the realization hit hard. I had one more big job in production, but nothing but a few small sign jobs when that was completed. I wasn’t sure how my cash flow for March was going to cover my payroll checks. Usually March is a strong month, and the economy has been really strong for a good while. I had loads of big jobs quoted, but none were filtering in as new projects. So I began to worry.
Last time this happened was a few months after I started the business in the summer of 2015. There were no substantial jobs on the horizon. Back then I remember praying super hard for work. The kind of praying you do in your life that’s the real deal, not just the “Lord, thanks for my food” type of prayer. This was down-on-your-knees, down-in-the-trenches, fear-spurned prayer. Fervent type.
And I have to say it worked! I was so thankful for what was provided afterwards and a steady work flow since; until this February.
Things were looking very bleak, kind of like the gray winter skies. The time had come again for prayer. I am not sure how I went so long without asking for daily guidance with things. Sometimes I just got tied up with things on the to-do list and prayers and devotionals were pushed aside.
I prayed hard that February night. It wasn’t a very long prayer, but it was fervent! Early the next day I received a call from a customer needing a price on rebuilding a brick monument sign that was destoyed in a car accident. I had no idea at the time of how God was quickly working for me behind the scenes!
I did the survey the next day and as I was leaving a lady pulled her car next next to me, wound down the window, and told me that she had gone to the store the previous night at 9 PM, returning about a half-hour later to find the sign knocked down. I prayed about 9:15. The answer came immediately!!
No one was hurt in the accident, and although I was competing with other sign companies, I won the job a few weeks later. Through this project God also provided work for a local brick mason who needed work. I subcontracted his company to rebuild the brick base that was destroyed.
Soon afterwards the floodgates opened for new projects at Augusta Sign Company! I had a very strong March and April!
Prayer really works and helps me in my day-to-day business life (which trickles down to my personal life providing the means to put food on the table, pay for my Jeep payment, and help keep a roof over our head).
I am very thankful for God’s help. If you own a business, first of all PRAY. Secondly, if you need a sign, reach out to me anytime. I’ll be praying for your business on a more regular basis!
Augusta Sign Company offers sign products and services to Central VA. You can reach them at 540-943-9818.