My first calling was as a real estate developer, and I loved it. But then the Orlando office market became seriously overbuilt. Vacancies hit an all-time record. A major tenant moved out of one of our office buildings, [and] we just could not find a replacement.
One of my investors had too much of his money in that one deal, and he came unglued. He started spreading rumors and threatened a lawsuit. The situation seemed impossible. Before long, I started to question my faith in God. Then one day I read [today's Key Bible Verses]. The Lord spoke to my heart, and I believed God in the face of unbelievable circumstances. It was just a baby step, but I took it. My little bit of faith must have been at least as big as a mustard seed because I found the courage to carry on. Even though the business deal got worse, not better, I was able to resolve my problems with the investor without legal action. And my faith grew.
So the next time you're in a [difficult] situation, believe God anyway. That's one of the main ways he is making you into the man he wants you to be. The more you use your faith muscle, the bigger it will get.