Monday, December 23, 2013
When Dreams Die..........
My readers would have known that I had all but given up on Lioness Boutique, this was partly because I was scammed by unscrupulous business associates. I made the decision to shut down the shop. I was fine with the decision. I had deactivated the Facebook page and locked up shop so to speak. Basically, I had moved on with my life. In my mind the dream was dead and rightly so.
Almost a year later, the business was dead. I became a child of God (I prefer this term to Christian) and I started to pray to God for direction as to what my next step should be. In the middle of my purpose (a series of prayer to God and meditation) I started to receive queries about Lioness Boutique. This was after I had received another idea for another business and I was in the process of establishing that idea. Then, out of nowhere I started to get notifications on Google plus about a video that I had done for my blog, Lioness Rebirth, about how to sell on Facebook. This was a video that I had created a year ago and had totally forgotten about. To be honest, I was not aware the video had been left posted on my personal YouTube page.
The first time I became conscious that God was encouraging me to open Lioness Boutique again I was not amused. My exact words to God were "seriously God, Really?" In my mind I thought no way and I brushed the idea out off. However, God did not give up. The notifications kept coming in one form or another. It got to a point that I had to seek advice from my pastor’s wife. She confirmed what I knew God was telling me but did not want to accept. So, I went and digged up the dream and dusted it off.
Looking back now, I think the turning point came when God realized that I no longer had this crazy idea that I needed to take over the world with my brand and make lots of money so I could be happy. He realized that money was no longer what I thought my salvation would be. Now, in the scheme of things it was just a means to an end.
I guess I am sharing all of this is because sometimes we have a dream that is so big that we think will save us and so we blindly give in and allow it to take over our lives. Then, it crashes and we feel dejected and lost. In all of this we need to understand that God does not want a dream to be our saviour because he is your saviour. So often he will allow a dream to die in order for us to put things into perspective. Now, I understand that by allowing the Master to lead I will be right where I should be.
Labels: Positive Wednesdays