Preparing For Rain

November 8, 2010 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under Ebay, Success!, Working At Home

I just have to share this with all of you to encourage you in your eBay sales.

In the movie “Facing the Giants” (if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.) there’s a scene where this man who comes to the school to pray over the student’s lockers tells the football coach to “prepare for rain.”

He tells him a story about two farmers. One goes out and plows and plants his field believing that God will bring the rain. The other farmer doesn’t prepare his field. When the rain comes, who do you think will reap the harvest? Why, the farmer who prepared his field, right?

I’ve been trying to get my sales during the Christmas season (Nov&Dec) up to 3k a month. They’ve been as high as $2,684.79 and then have dropped back down. I keep trying to get them up to the $2,700 mark as a small step on my way to 3k.

Last night before bed, my sales were at $2,374.69. UGGGGGHHHHH…..they had dropped AGAIN.

I went to bed and started praying. I told God that my sales were nearly $400 away from the goal I had been trying to reach and that I REALLY needed to have a $400 sales day tomorrow to get caught back up. (I’ve never had a $400 sales day, so this is a tall order for me.)

I reminded God that $400 is NOTHING to Him and that I’ve done the work…...I’ve prepared for rain. I’ve stocked my store with lots of items and items at higher prices, I have the potential to have a $400 sales day if He’d just bring the sales my way.

I fell asleep confident that God would grant me my $400 sales day, or close to it anyway.

I now believe that God shook His head and laughed at me as I was falling asleep because when I woke up this morning, I had several offers. I started reviewing and accepting them thinking “This is good God, we’re headed in the right direction today.”

I got to my last offer.

It was an offer on the Oskar Mienel Violin. “This had better be a REAL offer I thought to myself as I clicked on it.”

It was.

The offer was for $4,000.00

I’m selling it for a friend so I sent her  a text: “Just got an offer on the Violin, 4K. Let me know what you think.” All the while praying while I waited to hear from her.

Her reply: “Let’s do it!”

“Thank you God!” I prayed……”Now, please help them pay for it right away.”

I went out to run an errand and stopped by the thrift store. I got home and it is PAID and he sent COMPLETE instructions on how to safely package the violin :)

What God said to me today is this: “You’re right Rachel, $400 is nothing to me, and neither is $4,000.00.

WOW, I don’t even know what to think right now.  I am still in shock.  I am so overjoyed, my hands are shaking as I type this and I am about to cry.

I don’t share this with you to brag or boast, but simply to let you know that despite this economy, it can be done. God is so much greater and bigger than any economic crisis.

So, keep stocking your stores and preparing for rain.


P.S. You can

Facing the Giants trailer–we love this movie!

Here’s a that Lizzie wrote awhile ago.