Women's Elevation Magazine May 2015 - Page 27

One of the things that my husband and I make sure that we do… is just being open to hear like, “Okay God is there someone that we’re supposed to bless? Are we supposed to be a miracle for this particular waiter and go above and beyond in our tip? Is there someone we’re supposed to pray for?” You know. . . just being open and allowing God to use you in that way so that He can get the glory. And people can be like, “Wow! God is real!” That’s what living through your mission is about, in a modern-day world. And if everybody has that mindset, just imagine how we could be impacting people for Christ, on a day-to-day basis, every day! It does not have to take an event to go to another country or another state to feed the hungry and this, that, and the other. You can go to the gas station and be used to change someone’s life. . . if you open yourself up to that. That’s something that I’m really passionate about. K. Frison: Okay! And when you were speaking on this, it reminded me of The Favor Project. As you know, I really enjoyed it! Even how you were saying, we can do something that seems so random to us and not realize the impact that it could have on another person. I remember when God laid it on my heart to pay for someone else’s toll on the Bay Bridge. I had all these doubts and questions but did it anyway. After a while, the people (that I paid for) caught up to me, honked, waved, and gave me a thumbs up to show their appreciation! That made me feel so good! What are your thoughts on the Favor Project and the response that you’ve gotten from other participants? J. Tyler: I know that it was a God [inspired] idea! And I did it because the year prior to The Favor Project seemed like it was a rough year for me, but it really was a good year. The reason why I was looking at it as a difficult year was because I had a miscarriage. I had a miscarriage in the beginning of the previous year. As I was reflecting over my year, I remember I constantly would say, “Ugh- this was such a bad year. This was a rough year.” God told me, “Okay. Look at all the amazing things I’ve done for you, this year. I mean, that year that I had a miscarriage that was [also] my first trip to Thailand. I got to travel so much for ministry. God began to open so many doors. My business started booming. (Check out www.helpingyougethealthy.com) All this stuff but I was just focused on that one event that hurt me. What I realized was “God does so many amazing things in our lives- day after day and many times we forget about them because we allow the enemy to magnify one or two Women’s Elevation Magazine | 27