This week wasn't too shabby. We observed the Day of Atonement on Wednesday so "school" did not take place. It was a relaxed day filled with prayer, repentance, prayer, repentance, and worship.
The latter part of the week I prepared for my first women's conference as a vendor. I didn't allow myself to become overwhelmed because I knew my presence at the conference was the work of my Creator. It was truly His will and doing which led me to exhibit the work I create in honor of Him. As I sat at the computer one afternoon strolling down Facebook, a quiet voice prompted me to send a message to the conference page. I don't remember what I said, but I do remember thinking this is crazy. Nowhere had I seen that they were offering vendor spaces. It took awhile before I received a response, and I was given the opportunity to share my work. Not only was I given the opportunity to share my work, but I wasn't charged for being a vendor.
I have fully given our jewelry business over to Him. It doesn't mean that I no longer make an effort, but it means that I have found contentment in trusting in Him as regards my well-being and finances. This season it has been placed on my heart to turn my focus to my home. Although I have almost always been home, there have been seasons where my mind has not been here. Actually, it was everywhere, but here.
|The table before I put everything away. I forgot to take a set-up picture.|
In turning my mind and focus to my home, I don't dedicate much space in my brain to how can I grow my business or how can I get more exposure. During this season, I have become sensitive to things that He speaks to me related Alexandria's Authentically Made Jewelry
. In doing so, each month He continues to amaze me by the people He brings into my life. He knows when I begin to wonder if the work good enough. He knows when my account is getting low and I need more materials or enough to cover my website fees. He knows everything I need to keep to doing the thing I have been called to do in this season even if I am not dedicating hours upon hours a week to it.
|One of the co-founders, Raechel Myers, spoke at the conference. She was great at edifying us.|
Today I attended the conference, I was blessed beyond my expectations. I was blessed my the messages the speakers spoke. I was blessed by the interactions I had with other women. I was blessed to have positive words spoken into my life. I was blessed to be able to speak positive words into other women's lives.
The thing is making jewelry is a form of worship for me. It grounds me. It helps me to not become idle when there is a "down" moment or I need a little alone time. When I go to events or receive online orders, it allows be to be in community with people I wouldn't otherwise have met. For a person who once struggled with talking to strangers, this is a big thing. I am thankful that He blesses me while I am doing something I enjoy. I am thankful that He uses what I enjoy to grow me.
What are some ways has the Father spoken to you lately? Have you noticed His hand in your life?
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