“There is no failure. You either win or you learn.”

TEN years ago I was selling my repurposed vintage jewelry, an idea that fizzled out as I moved on to other things. As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to have a business with some sort of artistic or creative component, but nothing seemed feasible or realistic, so I quit before I even really started.

And now we're 5 months in to a new endeavor that I’ve poured myself into without restraint-my own business. It’s terrifying when I think of all the ways I could fail. All the time, money, and energy that would be wasted if things were to fall apart. But luckily, my faith isn't in myself. My faith stands in a sovereign and gracious God. Why focus on my very limited power when I can focus on God's? 

I'm not saying that because I put my faith in God that my business will have longevity and success, but I can say that whatever happens will be okay. That God works all things for the good of those who love Him. That He provides for the sparrows of the field and values us much more than them. That Christ gave us his peace that transcends all understanding. And that He keeps His promises.

In retrospect I'm comforted by God’s perfect timing. I can see now that I wouldn’t have the skill set or grit to run a business without the ups and downs of the past 10 years. He has brought my husband and I to a place of stability, and provided me with a partner who is consistently supportive and encouraging. All of this gives me the perseverance to keep climbing uphill even when faced with challenges.

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude towards my generous, benevolent creator in the gift of growth and opportunity He has provided for me. 

"I will rest
In Your promises
My confidence
Is Your faithfulness"

  • Mimmie on

    What a lovely and inspirational testamony.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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