Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sometimes, it just takes a push...

Wow, it's been a super busy week!

A week where I feel like I'm being pulled in about 15 different directions....

But I've got some exciting things going on, so I'm about to be even MORE busy!

My Mom and I are renting a space in a little shop.  She's got some stuff to put up (bath stuff, home decor, Christmas decorations) and I'm hoping to have some pendants, bunting, paintings, etc. to add. 

I'm scared though...  I'm praying that I will follow through. I have no intention of NOT following through.  I want this to happen.  I'm looking FORWARD to it!  My only setback? 

That little voice in my head: Your stuff isn't good enough; why would anyone pay for that?   ugh...  that little voice gets me discouraged and makes me think: Why bother??  Honestly, it's why my Etsy shop is still empty...  And now, I believe it's why I found myself too busy to make stuff for a local arts/crafts show. 

So, I must remember, that's the devil talking. 

When I'm getting my craft on, I must remember my talent is a gift from God.  I must use it to bring Him glory.  And when I do that, so what if other people don't buy what I'm selling??  I'm doing it to bring God glory, everything else will fall in place. 

Elisabeth over at bovagoods shared "An Artist's Prayer" over on her blog today.  God knew I needed to read that today. 

And Tuesday night, when I was trying to decide which devotion to start on my Bible App, my thumb fell onto the "Faith" devotion.  The first passage was the same passage my pastor shared this past Sunday: Genesis 22; 1-19 (the telling of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac)

If Abraham can have THAT kind of faith, surely I can have the kind of faith it takes to paint and glue and sew something pretty. 

It's a God thing for sure, because I can't do this by myself.  So happy my Mom is in this venture too. 

Still loving my instagram app...  still haven't spent the $1.99 on the Hipstamatic app...  Insta-photo of the day?  Brandi-Poo:

She's not very impressed. 

1 comment:

Becky said...

I have seen your stuff and it is very good (not just saying that because we've been friends for 20 yrs either) If I actually had some money I would buy something. And I did send my sister a birthday gift from your Mama's shop this summer so I believe with a little prayer everything will work out great for both of you. email me where it is and the next time I come down I will check it out