Over, under, over, under, over, under… You know in kindergarten when they ask you the big question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well, I’m pretty sure my answer was a singer. Something I had known to do since I don’t know when. Now, as an 18-year-old, fresh out of highschool, I can tell you that my love for singing has never changed, but I have come to find that God had bigger desires for me than I ever had for myself. And I would choose them over mine any day!
Over, under, over, under, over, under… This is my job, no joke! I’m a weaver, and let me tell you, its so much better than that singing career, or fame, or any other plan I could have made on my own. Weaving has taught me so much, both physically and spiritually, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything! I had been seeking the Lord and found one of His hidden desires for me. And now, I’m also a business owner, Kingdom builder, Gospel spreader, missionary, and missionary supporter! So much more than I thought I would be!
But, He never left out the singing either; I’m also a worship leader at my church. That’ll happen ya know? Seeking Him will open doors, create opportunities, and give you the greatest desires. One of my favorite scriptures tells us this:
“Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:4-5)
So I took Him at His word and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Now, all I want are His desires, His ways, His plans. I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8) and that He has the best in store for me.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
So no matter where you are today, what you’re doing, and what plans you have made, I encourage you to draw near to Him, give over your desires for His, and trust in the fact that He has some amazing things in store for you. Then prepare yourself, cause you’ve just opened the flood gates!
words by Shawna | photo by NAME NAME
I am the owner and creator behind “Copper and Wool” in my home town of La Crosse, WI. I started weaving in November of 2014 and was instantly hooked! I love Jesus, His people, and chai tea. My relationship with Christ began on my first missions trip to Los Angeles, CA where I hope to return in the near future for missions training. Through weaving I hope to build the kingdom, spread the Gospel, and support missionaries.
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