Tim Abello and his family were exploring a small Christian bookstore near their home in Oklahoma when he discovered a book by Andrew Wommack—You’ve Already Got It! He found the back cover description to be a humorous reflection of his life and walk with Christ. After purchasing it, Tim couldn’t put the book down. In search of more teaching, he visited Andrew’s website and downloaded 250 hours of free audio messages, loading them onto his MP3 player. Little did Tim know that that encounter would be the catalyst behind where he and his family are today.
A year after discovering Andrew Wommack Ministries, Tim felt the Lord leading him to attend Charis Bible College in Colorado Springs (now located in Woodland Park). While there were many reasons this seemed impossible—the Abellos owned a business, had five children, and had recently moved into their dream home—Tim was almost certain they were supposed to go.
As he considered the prospect of moving his family, Tim told the Lord, “God, if I obey You and move to Colorado and You don’t come through, I’m going to sink like a rock in a pond.” God spoke so clearly to his spirit, “Tim, if you stay here and I don’t come through for you, you’re going to sink like a rock in a pond. Wouldn’t it be better to just go ahead and obey Me?” Things became clear for Tim, and he began confessing that somehow, he and his family were going to prosper more by accident in Colorado than they ever would on purpose in Oklahoma.
Tim and his family traveled to Colorado that fall. He and Nikki started first-year classes even before they had found a place for the family to live. God blessed the Abellos as they moved forward with their plans, and Tim soon secured a place for his family to call home in Colorado Springs. For the first year and a half, this family of seven relied on credit cards to survive. They quickly found themselves more than $60,000 in debt on the cards alone. They also fell eight months behind on their mortgage for their home in Oklahoma and three months behind on their tuition payments.
In the face of negative circumstances, God continued to speak to the Abellos. With a voice of assurance, He said, “Peace, be still. Rest.” Tim eventually landed a part-time job in sales, working for a roofing company. The Lord’s favor was upon him as he performed his job, but as time went on, he found his employers to be handling his customers with less than the highest integrity. After prayerfully considering what he should do, Tim decided to start his own roofing business. As he was thanking and praising God, the Lord spoke to him, “Tim, you’re fixin’ to step into a level of prosperity that you have never imagined. The only thing that will keep you from stepping into it is you’re inability to imagine it.” Since that moment, the Abellos have purposed to stretch their imaginations.
Over the first ten months in business, Abello’s Roofing did more than $2 million in business—more than enough to clear their debt and to begin blessing others. In the Abello’s second full year of business, they saw an increase over the previous year’s earnings. Tim heard the Lord say to him, “The reason this worked is because of your confession. When you spoke those words two years ago…those words went out like little soldiers to perform and create the destiny that you spoke into existence.”
As the blessings continue to overtake the Abello family, they have come to realize that it hasn’t been through their effort that they have prospered; it has been through rest in Jesus’ finished work. Do you want to walk out the will of God for your life, like the Abellos? Check out Andrew’s How to Find, Follow, and Fulfill God’s Will book, and learn how to prosper not just in your finances but in every area of life.
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