A few weeks ago, I was able to take a nice, relaxing weekend to the mountains at a women’s retreat my church was having here in California. I was looking forward to getting away and spending some quiet time with the Lord. I was even more excited that this particular place had activities like, Zip lining, high rope course, horse back riding, etc. I was really excited to try it, even though I’m DEATHLY afraid of heights, I felt it wasn’t too bad.
Well, when I got there everything was great, I was having a great time getting to know women I didn’t really know, quiet time with God was AMAZING, we had fun doing arts and crafts, it was a great time. Then there was an option to go out and check out the activities. I was excited to go on the High rope course, I checked it out and that was too high for me. Then I went zip lining, I thought, this wasn’t too high for me, I can do it… When I got to the top of the stairs and actually saw how high it was, I FROZE! When I saw, where I was going and what it took for me to get there, it was TERRIBLE. I sat there for 30 MINUTES! I was TERRIFIED! I sat at the top for so long that the guy in charge said that I either had to jump or get off. I made the decision to go and it was VERY SCARY at first but I finally relaxed and enjoyed the ride!
That WHOLE experience during that time I had in the mountains was invigorating!!! I had a great time, faced my fear of heights and had fun along the way. Which got me thinking that this is the type of experience God desires for us to have in BUSINESS! I know your thinking what does this story have to do with business. Well, I’m glad you asked. When God calls you into business, into something you are VERY EXCITED about, which is what happen with me. I LOVED the idea of speaking about my book and testimony. God called me to step out, at this time, my bath & body business is on pause and God has me walking in a totally different direction. This was definitely scary and out of my comfort zone, but when I took that step or leap into the plan God had for me, I’ve experienced, hearing stories of God doing AMAZING things in their lives, after reading my book, people have become unstuck in their businesses and FINALLY experiencing that peace they’ve been looking for.
My point is…
God wants to do so much in our lives that we can’t even imagine it. He wants to do the exceedingly and abundantly (Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV) in our lives, we just have to let HIM. I was TERRIFIED of taking that first step at the zip lining course, but when I did, I experienced a ride, I couldn’t come up with myself. Sometimes when God gives you a vision, or dream and you step out and do it, sometimes it can be scary or when you don’t see the whole picture and you step out, feels just as scary, either way,
I want to encourage you to read my book, to get that courage to take that FIRST step, and experience the life God has for you in your business. My book: S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Christian Entrepreneur. Achieving success in EVERY AREA of your life! Check it out and you will be BLESSED in your personal life and Business!
What area is God calling you to step out on?