Monday, 18 March 2013

Supernatural Trust

I've come to realize that trusting in God means you have to trust Him even in the impossible situations.

The more you trust Him, the more you realize that with God anything is possible. These last two years are a perfect example. I had a great job that I loved and enjoyed But I felt God calling me on a journey of trust Which in worldly terms makes absolutely no sense. But with the guidance of my spiritual director I took an enormous leap of faith!

If you haven't been following this blog over the last couple years here's the short of it: I was a teacher teaching religion (my favourite subject....actually I have sort of an issue calling it religion, when it should be called Theology, but that is the subject of another post) And I felt God calling me to exercise my entrepreneurial spirit, specifically to get into the trades.

So, I left my job, went back to college full time (I had lots of carpentry experience already, but I just wanted to fill in some of the gaps) So essentially we lived for an entire year with just a paternity leave income and the Providence of God. The crazy thing is we never missed a bill payment And the only debt we had was our mortgage payment and we never missed that either!

If we fast-forward little bit just over a year ago we sold our house I finished college and Liz and I became Network Marketers all in the same week! We moved twice in six months and we have been living on the income brought in from both of our businesses.

So right now I'm in between carpentry jobs. I've got a couple of quotes out but it's the middle of winter and there's not a lot of renovating being done. The bills keep coming in without the security of that biweekly pay check.

Without wanting to complain, at first glance in worldly terms you could say that our situation is stressful but here's the thing about trusting in God, You cannot trust when you're comfortable. It is only when we are uncomfortable when you are in impossible situations that we can really truly demonstrate our trust in God.

It is only then when we can truly let go and let God...and when we do, how awesome is the peace that follows.

St. Rita, pray for us


Friday, 15 March 2013

The discipline of keeping busy

In all honesty, if have to admit that we have been really blessed the last couple of weeks.

One of the realities of being self employed, especially during the first year is that it's basically feast or famine. Despite how much you hear the truisms and conventional wisdom and "mentally prepare," you can never really appreciate the terrifying freedom of entrepreneurship until you go through a famine.

Don't get me wrong, we are still a long way from lining up at the food bank and we are blessed with some very good friends who would fill our fridge while we slept before it ever got to that point.

But when you look at the Donald Trumps and Steve Jobs of the world, you realize that the reason there aren't more self made millionaires out there is that very few people are willing to go through the famine to get to the feast.

I think the hardest part of being slow is keeping busy. After a couple of days, the stuff you needed to catch up on is pretty much under control and all that is left is the stuff you don't really want to do.

Is also really easy to start focusing on the things you don't have (like steady cash flow) instead of the things you do have.

So I have been making it a point to be thankful for the hangout time with the kids during the homeschooling ours, as well as being able to spend time with them over March break.

If it were not for the fact that I began this entrepreneurial journey to witness, in an unmistakeable way, to the glory of God by being completely reliant on His provision, I would probably be a bit worried right now.

But I find myself at peace. After all, if there is one thing I have learned during this two year Odyssey is that God always lives up to His promises. And He always provides.

I look forward to what lies ahead, but I do hope that it comes about soon.