Making Sense of Things
I'm reflecting on my time here and the impact it's had on my businesses. Being here has allowed me to connect with my businesses in a much greater way and allowed us to accomplish so much more and invest in different things. It's a hands-on experience that's a blessing. I now have a much greater understanding of what happens here and how hard my husband works every day.
I'm also experiencing other sides of the business that I would not ordinarily see if I didn't live where I am. I wrote once that I once felt unqualified in what I do. I no longer feel that way about myself. I am more confident and I am learning.
This reminds me that when God moves me, it is because He wants me to learn or experience something that will benefit me. If I didn't go where He wanted me to be, I would not grow in so many areas of my life. Stagnancy may appear attractive but it's not for me.
I use these scriptures from Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 as my reminder in business and what God says. I have seen how this scripture supports many people during these COVID times, those who have invested in many things have more options. I've found that I am unable to take my leaps of faith without being as close as I can to my God and more importantly, to know what He says about different things in life, including our work and business ventures.
1 Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. 2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
3 If clouds are full of water, they pour rain on the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will lie. 4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
5 As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.