I have been working in my current position now for, well it will be two years in May, and honestly I have my days. You know those days where you are just so frustrated you want to quit.
When I first started I had actually worked at Amazon and was Blogging part time as well. My goal was to quit Amazon and go full time with my Blog. Instead I ended up quiting at Amazon and took a part time position at my current company, Nestle.
I wanted to focus on my Blog and grow it into a full time gig. As time went on I got more and more frustrated with my Blog because I felt like I was working endless hours on it and not getting anywhere! The Blog was all about mindset.
Eight months after I started at Nestle I was offered a full time position. I really only wanted the position because of the benefits. Again my goal was to keep Blogging and go full time with it, eventually, hopefully.
Instead, I made the decision to shut my Blog down. I was just so tired of struggling with it. Surprisingly I didn’t regret it. Not one bit.
God Works In Mysterious Ways
A few months back I realized that I didn’t want to stay in my current position for the rest of my life. There are days that are super stressful. And I can’t do stress.
I kept seeing this advertisement for e-commerce stores and thought I don’t want to do that. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Management in hand I have always wanted to own my own business. With out dealing with inventory or employees, of course.
Then I seen a thing on drop shipping and thought “Hey! I can do that!” So I bought a domain and set up my own Shopify Store. Too be honest I didn’t really want to do it but I felt led to do it so I did it.
The crazy thing is and maybe you will think I’m crazy too, Idk. God works in mysterious ways. Have you ever heard that or experienced it for yourself? I sometimes feel like other Christians give me the ‘side ways look’ if I mention it.
Maybe it is just a coincidence maybe its not. As a Christian I believe God has great plans for us. And He puts God – Driven Dreams and Goals in our hearts. It is up to us to go after them.
Around a month and half after I opened the e-commerce store I got an email from a Blogger I used to follow. Yes, I said used to follow. I had unsubscribed from all emails when I shut my previous Blog down. So it was a little weird that I was getting an email from her at all.
The email said that EBA was open for enrollment and went on to discuss how she believes all her success with her Blog came from the course. EBA only opens once a year. Either your in or you have to wait another year.
With out thinking I clicked the link and watched a few of the Review Videos. They all had me from the start but the one that grabbed my attention was the Business Owners. They had used the course to grow their Business!
After work that day I came home and showed the course to my husband and told him I could use the course to help grow the store! He of course was very supportive and told me to go for it. (I later found out he didn’t believe the store would last and I would give up on it but he believes in me and wanted to support me.)
How This Blog Came About
One thing I want to stress is the fact that I looked at the EBA Course for 3 years prior to this. Every single year I wished and dreamed I could afford this course (Yes it is pricey but way worth it!).
There was one year I actually emailed a response in anger telling Ruth how ridiculously priced her course was and not everyone could afford it.
Then the following year (last year 2018) I planned to use some money out of my tax return to buy the course. Instead I went full time and shut my Blog down.
Fast forward to March of this year (2019). After signing up for the EBA Course (to my surprise I could actually afford it) I jumped right in! Well at least I tried. I had absolutely no intention of starting a new Blog. All I wanted to do was grow my Outdoors Huntress store.
Apparently God had other plans and He wasn’t giving up until I followed through. Things just kind of became blah with the store like I lost interest over night, literally over night.
A few days into the course I found myself buying a domain and setting up a new Blog, Adventures In Mindset. Making the decision to follow the EBA Course step by step I made it to my 3rd post and Bam! God did it again.
My Plans Changed Yet Again or May Be It Was Gods Plan
Something just didn’t feel right. Writing was my passion but I was having a really hard time writing the post from my assignments for both the Store Blog and my new Adventures In Mindset Blog. To be honest when I bought the domain it wasn’t sitting right with me but I bought it anyway because I am an impatient person.
Working on my 3rd Post assignment something told me to change everything. Change my domain, change my name, and change what I was writing about.
That is when it hit me…. I am supposed to share my story. But I am supposed to do it in a way that is honest, encouraging, raw, and transparent. This meant I would have to share things no one knows about me, like my Bankruptcy or the fact that I used to have a love for Cocaine.
I am a Christian though! What will people think of me?
I would be lying if I didn’t tell you this was really no surprise. For years and I mean years, yes even way back when I was doing my own thing and ignoring God, I felt this pull to write my story.
Of course back then I never understood why I felt that pull. Who was I to share my story? What story?
The story of a poor single mom who silently snorted a line of cocaine when no one was around or smoked marijuana to escape my own thoughts for few hours?
What about the fact that I blamed the world for everything that happened to me? I could go on but I am sure you get the point. Turns out…
God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the unqualified!
I used to look at success and think I would never be successful.
Looking back I now realize I am successful and will continue to be successful as long as I follow my God-Driven Dream.
My new mission in life is to be the absolute best Christian Blogger I can be. Supporting and encouraging others through my own humble confessions.
Confessions that sometimes are hard to share and confessions that sometimes are terrifying to share. Truth be told though that is all they are are confessions nothing more nothing less.
God used people all through out the Bible who were NOT qualified. He can use you too and wants too! You just have to accept His invitation and take action.
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