Have you have been struggling with a decision that you know you needed to make but you were just not comfortable doing it without totally bathing it with prayer? I have been struggling with something in my personal life that I really needed to make a decision on- it is not something that I should be sitting on the fence about and have been really wondering if I was ever going to get any peace about this. Well today I got the answer and I can not tell you how much better I feel! I have been thinking all day now that even my reflection in the mirror looks better.
Now I know that God does not mean for us to worry for there is not merit to worry – it will not change anything. We can clearly see that in Matthew 6.
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
I was not really worrying (Okay I was worrying over this) and had a hard time making this decision and had decided I was not leaving this until I heard from God. I believe God said to go ahead and now I feel so much better. This whole deal is just a testimony on how worrying is a fruitless effort and that I should not have worried. I bathed the decision in prayer and do feel a peace about finally getting the answer. Once I email the other parties involved about what God said I can share more but I just had to tell you I feel like Finally – thank you Jesus! The more I think about this the more I know that when we worry we are basically tying God’s hands. When we worry we are saying there is nothing anyone can do – when if we would just turn it over to God in the very beginning things would go so much smoother.
Meanwhile back to the task at hand - this time that I fasted this year God has given me a list as long as my arm for craft projects that I can do and will get started. One of the things I worked on this weekend was how to get an Etsy store started. I have been praying about the name for it. I am starting my store with my note cards that I stencil. I have had a couple of people tell me that they would sell for sure. I am currently looking through my totes to find my stencils- I put them up to not get lost and all bent up and now am not able to find where I put them! Don’t you hate it when that happens! Anyway I have been feeling like I want open this store for awhile and for one reason or another I am just not able to get started. Once I get my income tax money back I am planning on making an investment in this business and will buy more supplies and put more projects up for sale in the store. This is so exciting for me. This is all just coming together and working out for the good. I am learning so much about how this all works and have not been afraid to ask questions and learn even more. Life is so good for me right now!! Note cards first because I have supplies for that right now. Once they sell and I can access the money I can buy more supplies as well. I am still believing this is going to be big enough in a short time that I will be able to support myself and be able to write and make my crafts full time. The feeling of excitement is so big in me right now- another one of those moments of stepping out in faith and knowing that I could fly!
I was able to finally start my book tonight. There are actually words in the file labeled “book” in my computer. I know were you sitting down when you read that? My sister asked me the other day if I had gotten my book outline done and turned in for the contest. I had to be honest and say no that I guess it will be next year. I was starting to feel like that guy every one hates. He is fixing to get started to do what ever, or he was not able to do what he wanted because what ever – we just roll our eyes and think to ourselves “right you are never going to get this thing going!” I decided that I was through being that person. I know for a fact that God told me I would write this book so I know it is something I have in me. God would not tell me to do it and not give me the words and the ability, the time. It has to have been me holding back all this time. I also know that God said he would prosper what ever we do with our hands.
9 “The Lord your God will then make you successful in everything you do. He will give you many children and numerous livestock, and he will cause your fields to produce abundant harvests, for the Lord will again delight in being good to you as he was to your ancestors.
So no more putting off – life is short when you look at the big picture. We are only getting one chance here on earth and I intend to make sure my life is a witness to how great God is and how he is true to his word and that he can not lie so now then – let’s get started!
I encourage you to keep seeking God and asking him what it is your purpose is in being here on this earth. Once you know then I challenge you to get started doing it. We can’t worry about what everyone else will think – we are not going to please everyone anyway. And besides we are not here to please any one but God our Father. We should be doing what he is asking us to do. We should not be holding back for anything. Something else I remembered this weekend was that God tells us in his word 365 times to not fear. So now since we know God can not really help us if we push him out worrying and we know that he wants to prosper what we do – then let’s get started!
I am praying for you!
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