Thursday, October 15, 2009

What is your destiny?

I am a little nervous about posting this, but I was encouraged by my sweet friend earlier today that this is GOD's story, not my own...So true, so true...

Earlier this summer, I was reading one of the Williamson County newspapers. There was an article about a new store that had opened in the Grassland area. Their mission was three-fold: Carry only goods made locally; Sell items made out of recycled materials; and re-sell antiques and other vintage items. Of course, it immediately tickled my fancy. I knew in my heart after reading that article that I needed to contact the owner of the store and show her some of the things I'd been making. Pride and fear of rejection got the best of me and for over 3 months I did nothing about it, but I couldn't get the thought out of my head.

Last week, I decided to take Harper and just go walk through the store. Immediately after walking through the door, I got a sense that this was something I was supposed to do. I mentioned to the guy working that I may be interested in selling some of my items there, he told me to email the owner, tell her my story, send pictures etc. and she would contact me back.

So, I'd gotten up enough courage to actually walk in the store, now I had to muster the guts to pitch this to the owner. I stewed over it for a while, and just felt it was something I had to try. I am the type of person that would rather prepare myself for the worst possible outcome, than hope for the best and be disappointed.

I waited for the reply email nervously, and almost didn't open it when it came. I finally opened the email and the owner seemed really excited about what I was doing and wanted to meet with me. Ahhhh! What???

I made several things over the next few days, created labels and tags, and again, prepared myself to be rejected....

When the time came, the owner took one look and said "This is exactly what I've wanted to carry in my store!"

This could only be a God thing. I signed the contract, left her with my items and walked away in shock that this had actually happened. I know this really isn't that big of deal, but for me, I finally felt like I had taken a step that God wanted me to take. The items are not out yet, and obviously, nothing has yet sold, but I feel like I've taken a step in the right direction.

What a perfect fit??? Maybe this is part of my destiny, maybe this is what God has created me to do? I will never know if I don't try, and I am thankful that God gave me the courage to put myself out there. We'll see what happens! Whatever it is, good or bad, I know that it is God's story, and He will be glorified.

So, go check out this awesome store: Over The Moon The owner is exceptionally nice, the collection is unique and you can find some exquisite one of a kind items!


Amy said...

Jamie that is so exciting! I'm so happy for you!

Chelle said...

Hold on while I stand up and applaud and scream with excitement! YAY!!! So excited for you, for taking the step and for what is to come!

Carol said...

I'm so proud of you! You are so creative...glad someone else agrees. The sky is the limit! can't wait to see your stuff!

Diane Barlow said...

Hey Jamie, stopped at the store today and saw some little birdies hanging up and a knitted wreath on the door. Great store and your creations fit in beautifully.

Katie said...

I heard a sermon (or maybe a Bible study) that talked about how we call God the 'creator' but we don't always realize that he is 'creative'.
Its cool to think that you are made in His image, and like your creator, you were made to find and create beauty in unlikely places.

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