This week I found that I was a victim of theft. Someone hacked into my account and took all of the money out of my bank account. I didn't find out about it until after they had done their damage. It wasn't my main account but my business account and I have orders outstanding for the T-Shirts and some other things I wanted to accomplish this week.
I was soooooo devastated on Friday when I went to pay some bills and there was no money there. I couldn't think or see straight. I was not a happy camper. I did what any daughter of the King would do. I contacted Jesus, the company and the bank immediately. Jesus told me to be still and the company and bank said that they are investigating this activity. Of course, they assured me that I will get my money back. But inside it didn't do me any good. I had plenty of things planned for my life over the weekend and I didn't know how I would make it. I had written checks to suppliers and didn't have a dime to pay them. So I had to call everyone and let them know what was going on. I didn't even have gas in my car because all of my money was spoken for. (However, I did honor my commitments that were previously written.)
This unfortunate incident shows me that bad things can happen when you are not fully protected. When you put yourself out on the Internet, anything can happen, so beware. One thing I am learning that in all things I must protect myself. While I am on the Internet often, I still know that I don't know everything about it and the wily ways of the predators that send the bogus emails and scams everyday.
The Lord has kept me over the weekend and has given me peace in the midst of this mess. I know that the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy and that he is always on his job. So I must also be as vigilant in my actions. I refused to let it get me down. I have been without cash before. I have owed money before, I have had to believe before and I am still here. I drew from the Faith that in dwelling within me. I know that the Lord is with me and will guide me through this situation. But I was still sooooo mad with the devil because I know that he is mad at me and trying to keep me from progressing in my own Faith Walk. I also have some fabulous friends who had my back. Thanks y'all. Never woulda made it (without Jesus and you).
But I am strong than that because I know that "thou O Lord are a shield for me, my Glory and the lifter of my head." (Psalms 3:3) I am going to make it through, because He always makes a way of escape. I shall not worry about it because it is supposed to happen at this time.
It is now Wednesday of the following week and the company is saying that they didn't get my paperwork yet, which I faxed, and they need me to fax it again, which will probably take another week to process. I can feel the pressure boiling up but God is still speaking peace in my ear. I know He will hear when I call. (Psalms 4:3)
This minor setback is not going to stop the favor of the Lord. Nothing can stop the favor of the Lord. What the devil meant for evil, God has always worked out for my good. I am even more excited because for some reason, I know I am on the verge of a huge breakthrough and I am telling the devil, I am going to be "even more vile than this and base in my own sight". (2 Sam. 6:22) I am going to spread the Word of God even more than before. I am going to be excited about what you are doing to my bank account because now I have a great testimony of God's goodness and grace in my life. My shirts will sell all the more because I have FAITH that I am on the right track. I will be a help to God's people and FaithWithHeels will do exploits in Jesus' Name.
I still have my joy because I still have Jesus who is the center of it all. (I do caution and warn all the Internet users to watch your accounts, change your passwords often and be diligent and vigilant about getting back what the devil stole.)
Keep FaithWithHeels in prayer as we bust down the walls the enemy is trying to build and WALK in FAITH toward our destiny. We shall surely live and not die, been there and got that T-shirt too.
Love ya and Keep Walking,
Shoes by Christian Louboutin/Anemone
I call them "TAKE THAT's" These are fighting shoes.