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I still owed $750 on tuition, and the $1,000 for the outreach plane ticket was due that day as well. The trip to Greece was in just three weeks, and I was going to need an additional $2,000 on top of the airline ticket. I had no idea where this money was going to come from. Basically, I was freaking out.

I trudged into class that day. God had called me to do this YWAM school; why wasn't He providing? As the teacher talked, I was taking notes, but I wasn't really taking it in. Then he said something that snagged my attention. "If you are trying to pay for outreach and only have $20, pay the $20. When you do all that is possible, God will do the impossible."ywam-tyler-following-god-allison-mear


When you do all that is possible, God will do the impossible.

Man, that was convicting! I didn't know how much I had in the bank, but I knew I could pay whatever small amount I had. As soon as class finished, I went to an ATM and checked my balance. I had just over $750!

I did not remember having that much. That was crazy! I withdrew it and paid off the tuition. My bank account had never been so empty, but I trusted God. Even if He did not provide for this mission trip to Greece, He was still good and had a perfect plan for me. I started to earnestly pray and seek God not only about my own finances, but also about my classmates' as well. For many of us were needing funds.

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Just like that, finances started coming in. Bam! $1,000 for the plane ticket. Kapow! $50 gift from a friend. Swoosh! $750 from my home church. Every day I was so overwhelmed by the love and generosity of God and those who gave. I wanted to cry.

The weeks continued to zoom by. Before I knew it, there was only a week until outreach started, and the amount I needed was down to just $350! I still had no idea how this was going to get paid off, but I was hopeful.

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I was mopping the floor as the sunset gleamed through the windows. I don't know why I did, but I remember saying something along the lines of "You know, God, I would be willing to do anything for you."

Let me warn you; those are dangerous words! You know what He said? "Alright. Help lead worship at the community group you have been going to on Saturdays."

I almost dropped my mop! Lead worship? I don't sing; I don't like being the center of attention, and I can barely stick to a rhythm. Why would God ask me to do such an embarrassing thing? But I had already said I would do anything for God.

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Saturday arrived. My heart raced. I was throughly dreading the community group. I had only been able to practice for like an hour before the group started. I hid my shaking hands behind my back. My friend started playing the guitar. I closed my eyes and started singing.

Man alive, it was so hard. It took everything in me to steady my shaky voice. I kept reminding myself, "I am doing this for God. I am doing this for God. I am doing this for God." The end could not come faster.

We finally finished the set, and I sank into my chair. It took a solid 5 minutes for my breathing to return to normal. After the group, someone came up to me and said. "You know, when you were singing, I felt led to give you $400 for your mission trip."

My eyes widened. I thanked him and thanked God and tried to contain myself from literally jumping. God had provided for me!

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It took a while for me to understand why it took leading worship for the rest of the money to come in. During the mission trip though, I ended up having to lead worship several times. Through it all, I learned to trust God so much.

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Putting in my $750 before having a guarantee for the remaining $3,000 didn't make sense. Leading worship as someone who doesn't sing certainly didn't make sense. Sometimes following God doesn't make sense (at least from a human perspective), but it is so worth it!

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Allison Bice

Written by Allison Bice

I grew up in missions my whole life. I currently lead the Student Communications Team here at YWAM Tyler. You can find me taking things apart to see how they work, reading a book, or redecorating and reorganizing my space.

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