For the last few years I have been fortunate to stay at home with my children and watch a few kids here and there for extra income. This last month or so I have not had any kids to watch so money has been tighter then normal. These last few days I have been wondering what in the world do I need to do. This has been the first time since I worked for my dad 20 plus years ago that I have not been making any money and I am fully dependent on my husband. It's been a hard place for me to be. I have never been a big spender. I have never loved shopping so much that I just have to have new things all the time, but it is nice to be able to go purchase something here and there and not have to worry.
This last week I have been wondering what I should be doing. I felt like I did not have a direction in which to go. Sure I have my Etsy account and I like making things, but selling them on Etsy has been another quandry. It's hard to get those sells when there are so many other great shops out there.
Recently we had a missions conference and I kept thinking, I wish I had a way to give more to missions outreach. So I guess I am going to keep going with the Etsy account for awhile but just let God know that from any sells I make, I give him half of the sales to go toward our church's missions program. The other half will hopefully be used for investing back into new and creative things to make.
If this doesn't work, then God has another purpose for me. Until then... Give God all the Glory!