I have had a site on etsy. com (www.lovepetals.etsy.com) for several months that has been viewed but uneventful. I was very excited in the beginning but soon became discouraged because I had not received any sales. I do, however, have a few people that have hearted me! That gave me encouragement. And recently someone inquired about an item and said that it was their "dream item!" That made me smile and think that maybe I could do this if I put a little effort into it and actually believed that it could be a success!
So, today I will try something new! I have researched into creating gift certificates which would enable a person to purchase an item that would otherwise be a little too pricey for them. And, I will post a few new items that I have recently made but not photographed or posted. Also, I will think something NEW in my head. . . positive thoughts, happy thoughts, successful thoughts and put those into action.
I read a devotional today and it spoke of using the gifts that the Lord has given you and the title was ""Are you in a mismatched job?". The title was taken from the scripture: Each of you should go on living according to the Lord's gift to you, and as you were when God called you. This is the rule I teach in all the churches" (1 Corinthians 7:17 TEV).
It goes on to say: We worship God when we give Him our lives every time we pray. Jesus says when we pray, we should commit ourselves to God's will. After I give God my love, I give Him my life. Notice the prayer says, "Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10 NIV). Did you know God has a specific will for your life? The Bible says in Romans 12 that His will is good and perfect and it fits you. Part of connecting with God is saying, "God, what is Your will for me today? I want to do Your will."
I believe that God has gifted my hands to be creative! To use them to make beautiful things and to glorify Him by using the talents that He has given me. So, today I have done a couple of NEW things. . .
- Started my first Blog.
- Created my first gift certificate.
- Have a new excitement for the direction the Lord is leading me.
I encourage anyone who reads this blog to take some time to reflect and make ask the Lord to speak to you and lead you in the direction He would have you to go. You may be on the correct path OR He may lead you to do "something new". Then, walk in that destiny with faith, joy and determination. He did not say it would be easy, but He did say He would be with you even til the end of the age.
Have a blessed day!