It’s great to be back posting on my blog. I have neglected my platform for far too long. On August 4th, my homeless journey came to an end. I was able to move into my beautiful new home (apartment) that included everything that I prayed and spoke into existence. I cannot express how great it felt to turn the key to my home again.
My home was an unexpected surprise and I hope I can share how I was able to obtain it…
Two weeks earlier after leaving work I had decided that it was the perfect day to find my new home. It was just a feeling. I had not looked at any apartments before but I felt that I was in a better place with my finances. I had finally healed from my surgery so I would not run the risk returning to the streets because do to lost wages.
I had driven to two other apartment complex and they both were closed. I sat in my mother’s car when I heard God whisper my potential apartment complex’s name.
This time around instead of driving over there I decided to give them a call. No answer. I had already been up since 4am so I wanted to go to my grandmother’s home where I had stayed to take a nap but decided to just go over to the complex to see if they were tied up with other potential renters.
I was super tired but you could say I was lazy and decided it was best to give them another call as I sat in what I thought were their parking lot.
The Rental Manager answered and told me that she had ONE available apartment for what I was looking for. She also instructed me that I was in the wrong parking lot and how to come over and complete an application.
She was the sweetest person. After discussing the amenities she said something that made my heart slowly beat…
You know an hour before you called the woman who I had held this apartment for over two months called to say that she’s no longer interested. She had no idea why. I did not take a deposit from her and had called everyone who left their name and number to see if they were interested. I had no luck. I hope you qualify!
The wet drops were trying to escape but I did not want her to think I was a nut job so I sat and listened.
Two months ago, I would not have qualified for the apartment. I did not have enough income. It was also the time that I left a job that I had worked for two years to begin work at a hospital. The hours and pay were better.
After making a photo copy of my driver license and escorting me to the apartment I just knew this was it. I could feel it. When she opened the door I had removed my shoes. It was home.
All that I had asked in prayer for my new home is EXACTLY what I had received. From the white cabinets, hard wood floors, tub, stove…EVERYTHING was in its place.
We returned to the office and began the paperwork. She told me the non-refundable application fee would be $40. I had $17.59 in my checking account. The money I had saved was placed in an account where I could not quick access to it. But I had agreed to return within the hour to complete the paperwork.
As I am leaving she asks me again where I work. I told her and she says, “You qualify for a discount on your application fee and security deposit. You will only have to pay $15 for the application fee.”
I was so overwhelmed that I nodded and left before I had a cry fest in front of her.
That day I had been approved and scheduled to move in the next two weeks.
If I had not listened to God I would have missed my divine appointment to overcome a trial that I had been in for far too long. If we allow God to order our steps life is much easier.
I am enjoying decorating my new home with all the items that I have purchased through my couponing deals.
God is AMAZING!