Decide today that you will not give up on your dreams. Press forward and know that you were anointed and blessed with so many opportunities. Each and every one of us is given a gift from the Lord that he wants us to pursue and live out for Him. Are you pursing the Lord's plan in your life?
Let's have an honesty hour. Awhile back, I found some really negative things being said about my business...
'You'll never succeed in this line of business'
'Karma is going to get you one day'
'You are too young, naive, and immature'
'You do not have any business sense and will never succeed'
'There is no way you funded this business on your own. Just go running to mommy and daddy when you need some more money.'
'I hope they teach you business ethics in college'
Those are only a few of the lesser harsh things that people wrote about myself and my business. This crushed me. The way I look at things, I wish everyone the best with whatever they are doing, even other people in the same line of business as myself. I love seeing the success of others. In fact, I often try to encourage others to move forward with their plans and always offer help when they need it. I could not believe the jealousy and hate people had towards the success of my business.
All of this negativity halted me. I questioned whether or not this was the right thing and if it was the Lord's will for my life to be a business owner. Now I know there will always, always, ALWAYS be people there waiting to see you fall or wanting to see you fail, but this was different. There was so many mean things said that it caused me to toss and turn at night wondering if this was what I was really supposed to be doing with my life. So I prayed.
I'm sure some of you have heard the quote:
The Lord answers all questions with three answers.
2. Not now
3. I have something better in mind
Well let me tell ya, the Lord definitely answered with a giant YESSS!!!! And how do I know? He has blessed me with so many new and awesome opportunities since those things were said. Since then, Revive products have expanded into 4 new stores, and I am getting wholesale requests everyday. I was also blessed with a feature on Seventeen.com as well as being introduced to a bunch of people who are SO encouraging and want to help me seek out the success of my business. The positives outweigh the negatives in a giant way. That's how I know.
The Lord's love for each and every single person on this planet never ever ceases to amaze me. Even when you have doubted yourself, pushed him away, or did something you think could never be forgiven, He has already forgiven it! Everyday I wake up feeling like the Lord has just given my a giant hug and said, "Oh hello and good morning my child! What success and good things I have planned for you today." Literally, there is no other feeling quite like the joy I get from experiencing that.
So take the time today to decide to press forward with all of your dreams and plans, for you would not have those dreams and plans if it was not for the Lord.
My new 'Merica officially launched two days ago! People really seem to like the new lemon-rosemary-mint scented soap quite a bit! Looks like I am going to need to make another batch soon.
You can pick up a bar on our website here: http://www.reviveyourbath.com/merica.html
Hope everyone has a Reviving Tuesday!