This past weekend I participated in the Big Shanty Festival in Kennesaw, GA. I look forward to doing this show each year because it is the one closest to me home, meaning most of my friends and family can come out and see what I've been up to.
One of the most exciting things at this show was that my new bath soaks and lotions were making their debut, and a good one at that! I had to call my parents to tell them to bring more lotions and soaks because I underestimated how the new products would sell.
If there is one thing I love in life, its words and the true meaning of words.
Underestimated (Verb): To estimate (something) to be smaller or less important than it actually is; to regard (someone) as less capable than they really are.
When I look back at the past year of my life, I focus in on moments I underestimated not only myself, but things around me. I looked at myself as someone not capable of overcoming things. I looked at myself as someone not capable of doing the hard things. I underestimated what the Lord calls me, as his daughter, and what he calls me to do.
I underestimated my ability to fly across the world to Australia, but I did that.
I underestimated my ability to snowboard, but I did that, poorly, but still did it :)
I underestimated my ability of ever riding a roller coaster, but I did that.
I underestimated my ability to forgive people, but I did that.
I underestimated that the Lord would provide everything I truly need, but He did that.
What I mean when I say 'provided everything I needed', I mean more than just food and a place to lay my head at night. I mean that he gave me a purpose. He gave me people in my life that show me unconditional love. He gave me dreams. He gave me life.
What have you been underestimating lately?
Hebrew Meaning: Pure & Loveable
This is what the Lord calls me. He has never underestimated me.