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Reminders: Be Teachable

Reminders: Psalm 32:8 | Eclectic Affinity #write31days

Over the next few years, my husband and I learned more and more about what it meant to be entrepreneurs. Things like “contract language,” “production cost,” and “brand metrics” were becoming common topics in our dinner conversation. Starting a business hadn’t necessarily been on our radar—or perhaps not until all other career mountains had been climbed and things were very secure financially; yet, we gained a heart for doing this thing we felt that maybe God was calling us to do. As we did, my husband began to get a nudge for a business idea of his own, inspired in part by my business. When you allow your life to become open to new ideas that you wouldn’t have considered before, you’re daring to believe God can do something with your life that you wouldn’t have been able to do on your own.

In Malachi 3, God tells us, “….Test me in this…and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” That verse is in reference to how we give our resources and tithe back to the God who gave them to us. God isn’t a passive landlord who lives upstairs and allows you to rent a room. He’s someone who’s asking us to sow His resources and talents into work He’s set for us to do.

This is part 9 of 31 in a personal story participating in the Write 31 Days Challenge. To start at the beginning or to see all the posts in order, click here. If you want to follow along, follow on social media or subscribe as a reader to Eclectic Affinity.

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Jacquelyn Arends

Graphic designer + Illustrator + Entrepreneur // Owner of Charm Design Studio; blogging at Eclectic Affinity

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