That begins to sum up how I feel when I try to be obedient in Christ…
Many people have asked me why I’m so passionate about my journey. People have asked how my life has shifted to where it is today. Some people have no idea anything about my life, and maybe want to keep it that way 😉 I am in awe at how God has placed each stepping stone for where He has me today. I wanted to share a bit about this journey, and how Power Partners came to be.
A few years ago, while I was a full-time high school biology teacher, I started to feel my heartstrings being pulled a bit. This was the first time I felt such a strong “calling” if you will. I started to have a strong desire to stay at home with my babies. Financially, this was not a reality, but spiritually, I had such a peace about being faithful and trusting God. So, I prayed. I prayed like I’ve never prayed before. I wrote prayer petitions, and had loved ones sign them and pray over them with me. I didn’t stop praying. I began to have an excitement like never before, because God started providing abundantly.
First vision; Start sharing Shaklee. This is when I saw that having a Shaklee business was my vehicle to stay home with my babies. Now, for anyone who knows me well, I’m not necessarily business savvy. I actually had no idea at the time, what it would take to have a health business. But I knew one thing…God brought this passion to me and made it alive in my heart. I trusted that He would pave the way. I also knew that I have a passion to educate others, and a passion to help others. I’ve been this way my entire life. I felt this was such a perfect combo, given our family had been experiencing great health with Shaklee!
Fast forward a few months and I was able to resign my position as a teacher, all Glory to God. This was no easy decision to make alone, because I truly loved my job and the community I worked in. But again, God put such a peace in my heart, and I knew that I was being obedient. I was finally going to be able to be with my sweet kiddos all day!
Over the next year I continued to grow our Shaklee business. I loved every minute of it because hundreds of lives were changing. People would call me in tears because their health was improving; therefore their life was improving. I was also meeting some pretty amazing people who have become dear friends. I was also blown away at how God was providing for us financially, as I began staying home with our children. I was living the dreams God put in my heart, and I still can’t praise Him enough for His goodness in it all. I began to have even bigger dreams, and felt I was to do even more with this journey, for His Glory.
Next vision; Grow a team to have a bigger effect on this community. It’s really funny how God works, isn’t it? I started having such a desire to grow a team of people who wanted to do what I was doing. I started feeling how much fun it would be to brainstorm ways to change more and more lives with other passionate people. I knew that the power of a team was much more powerful than myself alone. I knew that the team needed God as our focus, and prayer as our power. Guess what happened…I prayed. I prayed like I’ve never prayed before. And, God provided. He started growing our team like I truly couldn’t believe. And you know what, it is fun! It’s amazing at the ideas that come when like-minded people have a passion and are on a mission!
Oh and here we go…another vision…This one however, I still can’t put into words, because I’m not even sure what His will is in this. But I do know one thing. I’m praying. I’m praying like I’ve never prayed before. I’m praying boldly that God will use me to Glorify Him. I’m praying to be obedient. I’m praying for courage because to be honest, I’m doing a lot of things that terrify me. (Starting a blog for example).
I still remember the day that God shook me. He shook me hard. The house was empty; I had planned some serious prayer time because I was feeling like I needed some alone time with God. I have never felt as energized, as excited, as hopeful, but at the same time as confused as I did that day. I felt an excitement that was indescribable. My passion to be obedient to the unknown is unexplainable. I still can’t express what I feel God is doing, and perhaps it’s because I truly don’t know! I just feel so much desire to be bold. To be courageous. To step out in total faith. And I feel so at peace doing so.
“We walk by faith not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7.
So here we are, in the present, and I’m sharing our journey. This is how Power Partners has come to be. By God’s Grace; with my passion for the Lord, my passion for health, and my passion for a happy heart, I’m leading and growing this team to help others Weave Christ into our Hearts, our Health, and our Happiness. We hope to help others grow closer to Christ, help achieve optimum health, and have an overwhelming feeling of happiness that can only come from God. By doing these things, we believe we can be well, feel great, and live fully. I feel God launched our Shaklee business to help develop my platform, my courage for outreach. He has used this opportunity to unite so many of us with similar passions and a love of Christ. I’m in complete awe at his magnificent plan. I know He is doing bigger and better things than I can ever imagine…and all to Glorify Him!!!!
God has transformed what I thought to be “my vehicle” into what He knows is His bigger plan.
The enemy doesn’t like this. He attacks really hard. There have been peaks and valleys, as one would expect. He attacks my thinking, my relationships, my passion, my focus. I often question everything and feel pretty darn inadequate. (The enemy laughs at that!) But God is igniting all of these things far more than the enemy can attack. I must “put on the full armor of God, so that I can take stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:11
Hebrews 13:21 reminds me that “He will equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ…”
It’s a spiritual warfare, and God is fighting for me, so that I can shine for Him and with Him!
Deuteronomy 20:4 “for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”
When I reflect back almost 6 years ago, I had nothing like this life on my radar. Thank goodness God gives me the desires of my heart, Psalm 37:4, because my own desires are so small compared to God’s plan for my life.
I’m praying to be Faithfully Obedient. I’m praying. I’m praying like I’ve never prayed before, and this time; I’m stepping out in bigger faith than ever before. I will be obedient, and I only want to Glorify Him. I want to ask and thank each of you for praying alongside me. I truly thank you for your support in this journey!