"The beauty of taking a journey is knowing your destination and choosing the best path to get there."
My journey has been as a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and employee serving other business owners. My daily routine was rushing out the house trying to get four children to their destinations, then driving frantically to beat the 8 o'clock punch in on the time clock! While at work, I gave my best to my employer; there were days when my best was not good enough, but I gave my best anyway!
Then life took a dramatic turn. The children became young adults creating their own lives; found my self with the "empty nest". The stress level at work increased; it was hard to keep a smile your face. God called me to become a small business owner.
I suddenly had many new responsibilities and began to realize what drives the retail world is many worries and fears. I surrendered my life to Christ on January 14, 2001, but found during this season of life I had not surrendered ALL of my heart to him until 2012 following a divorce of a 16 year marriage. Worry and fear consumed me. I am still learning to surrender to Christ - knowing God's word says "not to worry or fear, but to seek first His Kingdom and his righteousness." I am now faced with more decision-making for the business than I had ever experienced before.
Once I again I need to surrender; placing the worries and fears of my business to God and "...seek first His Kingdom and righteousness." It has almost been a year since the store opened, and God has always been faithful in meeting needs. My business continues, but I understand it has only been by God's grace.
I pray you'll be able to focus on your destination of your journey, and always put God first.