Thank you for being here. You will find throughout my blog I share all things that inspire me in my personal life, that translate into my business. I am extremely moved by scriptural verses, and I use them everyday in my personal and professional life.
Last night I went to an amazing women’s gathering at our church. In conversation with a great friend, Ellie, I was inspired to share about her favorite verse; Philippians 4:6.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
There are countless times I forget to place my worries and anxieties about the future in God’s hands. Everyday, I have to remind myself that God is in control, I am not the author, and all will be perfectly OK, just as he has planned, IF I LISTEN.
Especially, as women and mothers it seems we are constantly struggling to trust God, in our constant battle for control. We try to have control over our children, our families, our homes, our careers, our success, our health, our nutrition, etc…, and everyone around us too! Isn’t that exhausting!
However, if you read the verse above, you can find peace. Peace that we do not have to have all the answers, we are NOT in control, but He is. Isn’t that great news. I know it is to me, whether it be in my personal life or in my business.
I had been sharing how some days are very nerve-wracking for me and I feel extremely anxious about what the future holds. Most of you know my story, how I walked away from a corporate position, to restart my business from zero. If you have not heard my story, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MY STORY.
However, God seems to keep reminding me, I am right where I am supposed to be. How can I go wrong choosing my home based business with my children, over a big title position far away from my family. Time after time, campaign after campaign, day after day I am blessed with new customers, and team members. Whats-more, I am seeing other women and men empowered daily, to do the same. What a blessing and gift.
I am sure there are more mothers than just me that have had the worry, “How am I going to pay for this? How will I get groceries this week!”
God places us in the right places at the right time based on his perfect timing and plan for us, for reasons we cannot see or understand!
As we were all sharing the things that trouble us or burden us daily, the things that are heavy on our hearts, a good friend of mine shared this amazing story that I could relate to completely!
She said, “Carly I have to share this story with you, when I was a young mother about your age, I had the three boys. My husband was away on business, I had literally no money, and no means to make dinner that night for the boys. I took my youngest for a walk with me as the other boys were in school. I can remember worrying the entire time. All of a sudden my son ran slightly ahead of me and came running back with a $1 bill. He was so excited, and at that time I knew I could at least get a carton of milk with it. I was feeling a bit relieved, then a few feet ahead of us we ran into a small bundle of money, it was three $1 bills. We had found a total of $4.00. With that I walked to the grocery store, and bought milk, eggs, and bread, we had dinner that night. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to make dinner.”
There is so many times, I have worried myself to sleep wondering “How”, I was going to do this?! Was I crazy? I gave up our security! Then I am instantly reminded by Him, I am right were I am supposed to be in life and in business, and we will be OK.
This inspired me, and reminded me of so many situations I had been in with my family. However, I have found peace in knowing that God has the plan, he has the answers. All is well.
I hope this verse gives you peace, and reminds you, that He is always listening, and all he asks is we believe in him. Cast your cares on him. Do not be anxious or worried, instead pray.