I don’t have all the right answers. In fact, most of the time I fail to have an answer when I need it the most. These last few months, I feel like I have spent so much time looking for a big billboard answer from God that I have forgotten to listen to the whispers of the Spirit that rest deep within my soul.
God spoke this to my heart last week, and it was the confirmation I had been waiting for all along; We are looking for shouts, when we should be listening for whispers.
When I opened my little Etsy shop two years ago, I was just seeking something that would glorify God, something that I could do using the talents that He has blessed me with, for me to be an encouragement to women. I handed it over to God; I was grateful just to do it – regardless of the outcome.
So much has happened in those two years and to say that God has blessed my little shop would be an understatement. In the last two years, I have hand lettered 450+ Bible tab sets, nearly 30,000 tabs. Each one was hand lettered with love, prayed for and sent out in hopes that it would draw women to Jesus. I am grateful for every woman who put a set of my tabs on their Bibles. I am still in awe when I hear from you and see how you are using the items from the shop. I am grateful but, I know that it has nothing to do with me…it is all about Jesus.
Now for the hard part.
For the last year, God has been moving me to write more, in fact, you can find our first devotionals in the shop right now. I think I have known in my heart for a long time that it was time to close this chapter of the shop, move on and be obedient to what God has asked me to do, to step out in faith even when I feel like I don’t have much to offer.
Honestly, I am sad. There have been tears. But, I am ready to begin giving everything I have to writing full time.
I know that this is what is next for Displaying Grace, to spend more time with my people and to put pen to paper and write every word God is leading me to write.
The shop will still be here with our Bible studies, Bible Journaling Workbook, plus other books and PDFs to come. But, it is time to say goodbye to some of the other things in the shop. As a way to say thank you for being a supporter of Displaying Grace, we are clearing out our inventory with a huge sale! Use the code SPRINGCLEAN at checkout and get 35% off your entire purchase.
Stick with us on this road ahead, and if you are willing, please pray as I seek God’s leading in writing. Join us on the blog every week for devotions, book reviews and more. Thank you for being a part of this season with me!
I am Grateful,