Got home today and found myself in that blur of a moment when you reflect, ponder, and get still, and you wonder, “Did that just happen?” I can’t even fully articulate how meaningful these last few days have been (although I’m sure you can imagine!). It was incredible, on many levels.
I had some dear people come alongside to help in this #Silobration adventure... my beautiful, dream-defender, prayer warrior mom @katharinehowey... my patient, loyal, servant-hearted, rock of a brother @jeremyhowey... plus two dear friends @amyacarr19 and @rebekahjgriffiths who came, helped, served, and ministered to me as much as they did to everyone who stopped by my booth. So thankful for all of them. And deeply thankful to @magnolia for believing in small businesses like mine.
I’ve thought about my sweet friends who came all that way just to visit... and many new friends I got to meet. Heard some beautiful stories, saw tears shed as God watered some deep places in the hearts of those who took in the words of hope, courage, and faith found in His promises. It impacted me deeply. I’m so convinced I’m doing what God created and purposed me to do in this season of my life.
All of that to say, I sometimes feel as unlikely as they come, but that’s what ought to give YOU hope for your life. If God can use someone like me, if He can do something like this in and through me, then I can ONLY IMAGINE what He wants to do through YOU.
Your story may not include a Silobration experience, but I can tell you whatever it is, it’ll be Eph 3:20 all the way, beyond what you could ask, think, or imagine.
So dream big, friends. We only get this one life to rise up in our God-given strength, courage, hope, and faith. There are people who need you to take those obedient, courageous steps of faith forward into the things God has put in your hands + hearts to do right now. It’s more than just a business, more than an event, more than a skill... He wants to use you to touch lives, to encourage hearts, strengthen faith, and point people to Jesus.
Go for it, friend. It’s worth it to dream big with God. He is for you, and your best is yet to come. Cheering for you! XO, Andrea - 2 days ago