Archive for June, 2011

I’m in my 11th year of business as a Virtual Assistant. I provide administrative support to volunteer boards of directors of nonprofit organizations. And, I’m in my fourth year of being a nonprofit startup consultant. I’m a very busy girl. I do client work appropriately 5-hours a day, 4-days a week, and I spend Fridays playing catch up on business development work for my businesses.

About two weeks ago, I got very very tired. Tired of networking. Tired of always looking for potential clients. Tired of not having enough money to just DO the things I WANT to do. So, I did what most people would, I started looking for a job. I’m a skilled administrative assistant with over 25 years of experience from the federal government, to private industry, and even some time at an association. Therefore, I submitted my resume for a few positions. And, I did what I do best, I told everyone what I was up to, so they could keep an eye out for possible jobs for me. Then talking to one dear friend, Desiree Waters (Le Design by DW), and it was all put in perspective for me. God has provided for our needs, and I’m anxious to have my wants met. WOW! That’s it! I want new floors. I want a newer car. I want vacations not staycations. I I I! Want Want Want!

So, for me, this is a huge discovery. I’m the person that landed our family in over $60,000 worth of credit card debt. Praise the Lord, it’s down to $17,000 now. But even that has been hard. I’ve had to be patient, sacrifice (not much, again praise God), and sometimes (while rarely) go with out. Now, I’m saying, “Look Lord, you are moving too slowly. I want a job so I can get the things that I want sooner.” How ungrateful of me. And, what a setup I was walking into. You know the minute I get a job, it will become all about the things I’ve done to make things better for my family.

I’m so very thankful that when God, by his mercy and grace, reveals to me my heart’s desire to be god of my life that I’m receptive. I don’t want to be god over my life. It’s not my blood that released me from my sins, and makes me righteous before the Almighty Judge. Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood

I’m sure you’ve gathered by now that it is back to work I go! And I thank God for patient clients!

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