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Be BOLD...

Friday, March 21, 2014

(I posted this on our consultant Facebook page but decided to post it over here so I could find it easier... I know this is written towards us Mary & Martha ladies but it can apply to other areas of life too!)
I read a quote lately that said "Timid salesmen have skinny children" and it made me chuckle but also think about the truth in it...
We are called to be BOLD not timid ("Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9)
Then why do we act so timid? Why are we afraid to promote our businesses? Doesn't Proverbs 31 call us to be wise in business? (She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16) Our "field" is Mary & Martha and the fruit of our hands is the work we put into it. How are our "vineyards" fairing?
Be BOLD in tending your vineyard... If EVERY teller at your bank doesn't have a new guide in her hand you are not bold... If EVERY hairdresser in the salon or nurse/receptionist at the doctor's office (plus one in the waiting room) doesn't have one when you leave you are not being bold... (I heard recently, if your hairdresser is not your customer, you need a new hairdresser!) How about EVERY teacher at your child's school? But catalogs cost money... No, catalogs sitting on a shelf or in a box in your home "cost" you money... Catalogs in customer hands MAKE you money! Trust me, it all adds up over time! The Lord will bless your business if you do the work. My constant prayer is for the Lord to bless my efforts and make them fruitful!
BE BOLD ladies... You bought the vineyard now buy the seeds, plant and tend them or else it will never grow!

Thanks for listening,


  1. That's great motivation. I don't imagine you ever having difficulty being bold. You've always struck me as rather fearless.

    1. What a sweet thing to say... I am actually riddled with fear & self-doubt. I struggle with my negative self image every day! I am constantly turning my sinful, prideful (you saw how much I used self in that first part... That is pride, as if it's about me!) thoughts over to the Lord. I can't tell you how often the sin of self-doubt wins out... As if the Lord didn't equip me to handle the tasks in front of me! I would say I am a really good faker about 1/2 the time which I am good with since the other half I am not faking!
      I think sometimes the Lord puts things on our hearts to share because we need to be reminded too!

  2. Love it.
    Have a BOLD weekend! :)


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