Updated: Sep 6, 2019
I am nervous. I know that I am closer to my goals. I know that because the devil has been attacking me. I know that God is on the horizon of something bigger than I can ever imagine. God is preparing me in this season. A few weeks ago I was sick. All I wanted to do was sleep, but I had certain responsibilities. I had to get done. It was tough. I was sick, but I felt terrible. I was only going on 4 hours of sleep. I tossed and turned numerous nights. I couldn’t go to sleep. It was terrible. I need my rest because I had a big day that I needed to prepare for, and I needed to be on my game. I got up 1 hour before my alarm went off. I was tired, but I got my day started and got myself together. I got everything done. I started praying to God was like “Lord, give me the strength that I do not have. I am so sick I didn’t meet my weekly goal for my business.” I am the kind of person who sets deadlines and a weekly deadline to make sure I am on track. I was so upset that I was off track. I was doing the best that I could. I needed to get better in order to run my business. One of my friends called me. I told her what was going on. She prayed for me to have sweet sleep. Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
That verse changed my life. After praying with my friend, I have been sleeping like a baby. A few days later I wasn’t sick anymore. The devil wanted to throw me off. One thing I know when God has given me a vision it's going to go forward. Stephany’s Collections means so much to me. Since seeing the vision I have been working hard. I have really learned that running a small business by yourself can be a lot, especially if you have other things going on in your life too. What I am learning is self-care and the importance of time management. I just thank God for healing me! 10/25/18
Have you ever been to the point in your life when you are like how can I get everything done?
You feel like you have more things to complete in a day. I am learning you have to have excellent time management skills. The past couple of months I haven’t been doing well with that at all. I am learning that time management it is a skill, that my time is valuable, and what I chose to do with my time is valuable. Have you ever heard of the saying “where you spend the most time is what you are invested in?” I am learning to prioritize what is important to me. That is definitely easier said than done. I am learning to enjoy the process. I need to trust and rely on God even more. I should not be stressed and overwhelmed by enjoying the process of starting my business. This season that I am in the pace is different. It has definitely changed. One thing about me is that I am a thinker. I am also thinking of the next thing. Since I was little it has also been like that. Now having a business, I see how good that is for me. I am also having the issues of turning it off. When I am not working on my business and working on other things like homework my mind drifts and I find myself researching, adding something, and making notes about my business. I am learning to center myself to rely on God more and more each day. It is a challenge for me to give up control. I must give up my plans. I must give up how I imagine it will be, turn to God and say “God, how do you want me to do this? God, how do you want this done?” I cannot rely on my own ability because my ability can fail me. People can fail me, but by putting my trust in God and by falling on my knees, having a quiet moment with God and letting Him take control I can do this. I can’t do this alone.
Founder & Owner of Stephany's Collections