By faith Abraham...obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8)
We as people love to have everything mapped out before we will take our 1st step. That’s not how God works, at least not with me. He wants you to operate in faith, in faith that you trust Him, in faith that you are willing to go where He asks you to even when you don’t know the outcome, in faith that you are willing to say what He wants you to even it sounds crazy. Operating in faith is operating without a safety net. It’s total trust, that’s it. I have recently been reflecting on The Marketplace story. I said yes when I had no idea what it would look like. Heck, each year it morphs! I have gotten onto planes by myself and flown 1/2 way around the world to meet people I didn’t even know. I have quit my job of 11 years to try something I didn’t know would last. I have put a deposit down on a fashion truck that I had no idea where I was gonna get the money. I have closed a store and didn’t know what that would even look it. But one thing I did know was I trusted God would show up. And He always did. He is trustworthy.
I am often asked how do I know when to jump. There is something I refer to often that I found it in a devotional book. Many an opportunity is lost while we deliberate after He has said, “Move!” Don’t miss it folks. When He says “Move,” do it! At the start of every show, I stand in the booth and think about all the crazy adventures I have had over the past 6 years with The Marketplace. Many people will ask me in the next couple of days how we got to where we are today. I will share our story and they always look at me like either I am a saint or I am crazy! The answer is truly simple. We got here because of faith. Our growth over the last 6 years have been astronomical but so has our faith. I always dub each show season with a name, this is the year of faith. Welcome to the launch of show season 2019...it’s the Season of Faith.