As soon as I found out about the conference I knew I had to go. I had to meet other photographers that had the same beliefs as me; That had the same desires as me; That were putting God first in their lives and in their businesses. I had to meet all these wonderful ladies that God is working through. I felt it, I heard Him. He was telling me to go.
“Ciera, I want you to go to this conference. It will be life changing for you.”
I was scared. How would I pay for it? I didn’t have the funds. How would I get there? Would I fly? I’ve never flown by myself before. Why do I feel so strongly about going? It’s just a conference. There will be one next year. I can go when I’ve saved enough. When I’m a year older. When my business is doing better. When I have things figured out.
“Just obey me. Do as I have asked. Take a step of faith. I will provide.”
-But, I’m too young. I just started my business. I’m still a newbie. I don’t have the funds. It’s just not possible, right now.
“You don’t believe it’s possible?”
-Yeah. It’s just not in the cards. I don’t think I can do it.
“You’re right. You can’t, but I can. Let me show you”
A few weeks went by and I kept praying, “Lord if it’s your will for me to go you’re going to have to provide.” Then out of the blue a sweet friend gave me a donation. I didn’t ask for it, but here she was willing to help me. She believed I was supposed to go. I was stunned, shaking, and in awe. Did that really happen? Is the conference really possible now?
“See. I will provide. Now do as I have asked.”
-Ok, Lord. I’m doing it. I’m taking the next step.
I messaged Karen about the conference and told her that I was now able to go. Then I registered for it. I was SO stinking excited. It was happening. One of my biggest dreams was going to come true.
My mom has a small embroidery business that I help her with and we usually only get about two orders a month. It’s just enough to keep it going but not enough to get us overwhelmed. Well an hour after I told Karen I was going to come to the conference we got eight, yes, you read that right, EIGHT orders. We’ve never gotten that many in a single day. Ever. And we’ve gotten 3 more since I was asked to write this.
I don’t believe something like that can happen by chance. I believe God sent those people to us. I took the step of faith and he provided. I don’t know what He’s up to yet but when I do I’ll be sure to let you all know. I’m on pins and needles just thinking about it.
So, let me ask you… Are you feeling Him tugging on your heart, but are held back by something? Will you offer it up to Him see how he works?
Will you take that step of faith and join us?
We would really love to have you.
Do you feel like Ciera? Do you feel the pull to be a part of this Conference but you’re scared or don’t know how it is possible?
Here’s my challenge. Take the step. Do your part. Then wait for God to do His!
I seriously cannot wait to meet you!
xoxo, Karen Stott
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