One year ago, I had just moved into a new house and had made many substantial changes and decisions about my life. My life was packed away in boxes and I struggled to unpack them and the feelings that accompanied that process. I was in a place where I knew that I needed to be moving forward to make better decisions for me and my family but I had very little confidence in my decisions.
On the day after my move, a close friend sent me this text:
“You are set apart for a purpose and dearly and deeply loved by God & me.”
Don’t we all need to hear that? That we are loved, not only by people but that God holds us in His hand to comfort us when we need it and loves us deeply. We are not alone! Even though I, like many others, often struggle with loneliness and withdrawing in times of difficulty. I have come to realize that when I move the focus away from me and my needs, I can see the bigger picture to know that there is so much more for me. God has a purpose and a plan for my life and by stepping out of the fear of loneliness and failure, I can move forward into a brighter world full of friendships and opportunities.
I am excited to be starting a new journey where I can embrace both of these possibilities. Glow Box is a way to utilize the strengths that God has given me in my years of running the Gospel Lighthouse Christian bookstore chain while embracing a beautiful community of women who share a purpose and a passion. My hope is that it will provide an opportunity to reach new people with amazing products that are available to inspire our faith and provide reminders of God’s love for us and the purpose and plan that he has for our lives.
One year ago I had no idea that I would be starting this brand new company and fulfilling part of God’s plan for my life. If I hadn’t taken the step to embrace His goodness and love and know that there was a plan for me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
I encourage you to step back to take a look at the big picture and know that you are set apart for a purpose and deeply loved by God & me.