Today we are concluding this 31 days series of simplicity. This series has impacted my heart tremendously. I have dug deeply and found some weak points that needed to be taken care of and some stronger areas that made me realize that I have been learning something from life.
I’m loving this new journey I’m on (a journey my entire house is on), that lets me create new things. The fact that people are actually liking and getting the handbags is humbling to me. Thank you very much!
I must confess that at times I have felt like giving up. For many reasons. Like no idea of what to blog about, or a lack of creativity to make more pieces or even a slow time on the shop. If I see that things aren’t selling I would start second guessing myself and God’s purpose in me. But, as soon as I realize where my heart is leading to, I take a deep breath and remember the “why” I do what I do, (and for who).
I pray for open doors and the possibility and ability to impact many women (many people), through out this creative business. The ability to change lives, to inspire creative minds, to offer jobs, to give someone the push they need to multiply their talents and make a business of their own. Ephesians 2:10.
One of the best ways to resume this simplicity series may be by encouraging you all to make things that matters happen, create something new everyday (or as often as possible) and inspire someone. You are all simply precious and I want to thank you all for believing and encouraging me to keep on going. 1 Peter 2:9.
Thank you for following this 31 Days of Simplicity series. I pray that it may bring you joy and encourage your heart to follow your dreams. Taking simple steps, one day at a time!
Last night I signed up for a class taught by Rebecca from Better Life Bags through The Influence Network. It was the first time I took a class through them and I loved it!
The class was titled “From Crafty Girl to Handmade Business”. I felt very related to Rebecca throughout the class. Specially through the beginning of the class when she was sharing the first steps into a handmade business.
Starting a small business is scary, tricky and overwhelming. My head is filled with countless questions. Like, is this what God wants me to do for years to come? Are the designs I create going to be loved by customers? Will they sell? How can I take it to the next level? How can I impact lives through my handbags? God I want to impact lives.
I have to say that most of my questions were answered and my heart feels at peace. I always include God in every step I take and this is no different. Taking a step of faith means letting God direct my steps towards his purpose through the business. Letting Him lead my heart (and my passion) meet in a product that will take me places and open doors to sow seeds in His name. Simplicity in having faith, taking a leap of faith. Simplicity in doing what you love.
I believe in doing what you love and doing it with passion. When you are doing what you love and God is the core, the foundation, there is a peaceful feeling in it all. Many hours of work and sweat are put in,but it is so worth it. Just the thought of the possibilities makes me giddy.
What is in your heart? What is it that you desire to do? Is there a purpose that will give life to others?
Let me pray for you, please leave a comment below, I want to pray for you and your hearts desires.
This post is shorter than the rest of the 31 series of simplicity, but I feel it packs a punch! (more…)
Wow! This photo sums it up very well!
My heart has been filled with ideas and designs, but my fear has been my worst enemy. I start second guessing everything and end up putting myself down. By the time I do make good designs and worthy of being shown, I lack courage to do so.
A couple of nights ago I was reading a blog post that Whitney English wrote about (more…)
Sundays are one of those days of the week when I take some time to sit and meditate on what I have done so far and the many things I still wish to accomplish in my life. It’s like taking a snap shot of my life.
I find myself constantly thinking about the process I’m in at this stage in my life. If I’m making a good use of my voice and the talents that God has giving me or not. The purpose of everything I do is to glorify Him and learning how to use the tools I have been given is part of my process.
Today during our Sunday service we were remembering the goals that were set for our church at the beginning of the year. Some of the faces showed concerns. Concerned that we have are not where expected or where we all had wished we were.
When one of the members came to me for my opinion I reminded her that goals are set so that we can all something to look forward to. But, things can change during the year, they do and they have. I believe in going through the goals at the middle of the year and re-evaluate if some new goals must be set.
We may not have grown in numbers, but we have most definitely grown in character and have been growing in knowing Jesus more. We learned more about Jesus ministry while on Earth and what He expects from us. We have learned about our gifts, talents and purpose. We have learned to work as a team and love each other as a family.
Looking at all the things mentioned above, I’ll say that we have done pretty good (even without the expected growth in numbers). I expressed to that member that all the changes that our church (and us) have been through it’s part of the process.
Loving the simplicity in the process and what I’m learning through it all! Praying that we can all learn through the process and grown in the middle of it!