I’m not sure that I’m in a fit state of mind to write this blog post – I’m so giddy from excitement (and Lucozade and lack of sleep! – what’s new?!) that I’ll probably type incoherently – you have been warned! (Man, it feels sooo good to blog again!).
My heart is just bursting with gratitude right now. I mean God has been soooooooo good, no really He has!
I have been on this journey for an embarrassingly long time – it’s embarrassing because I haven’t actually moved very far! I have lost some people on the way, but some have stuck around to support me through my agonising, overthinkyitus and trying to work things out. And that’s just the thing – I didn’t need to work anything out, but just trust God on the road, tell Him my desires, lean on HIS understanding. He has worked everything out! (I’m sure there are a couple of Bible references that I could have quoted there!)
At the start of the year, I did the whole goal setting/vision board thing, but there was absolutely no way that I would have envisioned being at the place that I am right now. I think it was in February (best month of the year – my birth month 🙂 ) that I ‘bumped’ into a lovely fired-up lady on Instagram. I’m not sure who found who, but basically I clicked on a link (as you do when you’re faffing around on social media) and it took me to an application page to become a seller in a soon-to-be lauched Christian market place! Get this – a UK Christian market place – say what??!! It must have been midnight or something and I filled in the form – just thanking God for an answer to prayer.
I didn’t realise how big an answer to prayer this was until I had a Skype meeting with Menekse and I was totally blown away! My every desire, every pain point was being addressed by this Christian market place. Like seriously. I am totally totally rubbish at marketing – covered. I was looking for a UK based Christian creatives community – covered. There’s more that I can’t articulate right now. Then you needed to hear the prayer this power-house of a woman prayed over me at the end of our meeting!!! Glory! My husband had thought I had lost the plot that afternoon the way I was carrying on!
So I started developing more products and planning (and also doing nothing *covers face*) and also – I started getting distracted. A little opportunity came my way and I started to apply for that too and the way I heard from the Lord loud and clear ‘girl, what do you think you’re doing? That is not for you – stay in your lane!’ I got told. Stay focused.
And I did – and in the mean time, more things, in line with what I know I’m meant to be doing came my way and things have started to pick up -I’m getting my mojo – flow.
Soooooo, I’ll cut to the chase – today (Friday 17th June 2016) at 20:30 BST, Cheerfully Given – an online market place for creative Christian gifts launches, and I and lots of other fabulous Christian creatives, will be selling our wares! There’s a launch party tonight and just cannot wait to meet some of the lovely lovely people that I have only ‘spoken’ to online in our little community. You need to understand how lovely these people are – encouraging, praying for one another, just amazing.
So yeah, it’s all happening and then some – because after the launch I have also been booked for some bespoke design work (all glory God) – you can see why I’m on a high right now 🙂
I’ll sign off now, but do check in from time to time to keep posted with product and design features.