I had an experience last week! I was invited to go to the ASD Las Vegas Retail Trade Show.
I had been invited a couple of times over the last month leading up to the event and kept saying, maybe next time. Well, apparently for me, according to God, this was my next time….My next time to step out of my “box” and into something that I’ve never done or even thought of doing before.
The first thing was that for years I’ve had a fear of a few things, and flying on an airplane was one of them. I’ve never had a desire to fly and anytime anyone mentioned flying an automatic NO jumped out of my spirit and straight out of my mouth without a thought, LOL! This opportunity was starring me in the face, an opportunity for me to expand my thinking, my faith, and my business all at once.
I’ve had a business for 4 years operating out of my comfy home with products that I create myself. I’ve been looking for the past 2 years to expand and carry other products, made by other people or companies, but mostly I was just looking to expand to create another source of income within this business.
Then it happened. One night I was asked again, “do you wanna go,” and my response was the same, “maybe next time.” The next day I find out that I already have a flight ticket and room reservations to Vegas for the ASD Las Vegas Retail Trade Show. I was so excited and with my mind racing about what to pack, what to take, where’s my Sales Tax License copy that the fact that I had a fear of flying not even crossed my mind.
When I did stop and think about the fact that I would be flying clean across the country to the West Coast all I could do was smile. There was no fear…where did it go…I don’t know and I don’t care, LOL! I thought about how my life has changed so much over the past 3 months and where God has brought me from and brought me to and I couldn’t say anything but HalleluYAH! and I said it a few times.
When I got to the airport I thought, “I’m actually about to board a plane.” When the time came to board I did it without any hestitation, it was like getting on a long amusement park ride to me. The sound of the jet engines didn’t freak me out as I’ve heard it does some people, and I think that’s because my hubby and I are drag racing fans so, being that close to one was actually thrilling to me.
I have never been that far away from home and never that far away from my husband, but the experience was something that I will appreciate for the rest of my life. I’m thankful for the people that God has placed in my life and that they are people that are go getters with a plan for their lives that they implement daily. I have prayed for people of like passions, and like faith that my hubby and I could be friends with and the relationship be mutually beneficial. God has answered my prayer….I have jumped Right Out of The Box!!!! and I must say that the view from here is just great….looking forward to more adventure this year, God said He was going to do some amazing things for us this year….I believe just what He said.