If you follow me on social media, or read my weekly newsletter, you know that I recently made three big announcements about the direction of my business. Here in Episode 80 of Just One Simple Thing, I’m sharing how I made those decisions, and I hope it helps you make decision in your own ministry or business.
These decisions all stand on the foundation of a biblical principle that God has been unraveling in my heart for the past year.
In Jeremiah 5:22. God said, “I made the sand a boundary for the sea, an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar, but they cannot cross it.”
A barrier is movable. It’s usually temporary and there is a way over, under or around it.
Boundaries are more permanent … an “everlasting barrier.”
In Psalm 16:6, David say, “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant spaces; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”
See, God doesn’t give us boundaries to frustrate us or harm us. He gives them to us for our protection and for our good … and when we live comfortably within our boundaries, we find ourselves in pleasant, spacious places. Let’s talk about how that plays into the three announcements I recently made.
1. I’m making a shift to focus in on women who are building their God-inspired dream while working full time.
I’ll be sharing more of what I’ve learned about doing both, and promoting my resources and coaching that are available nights and weekends. My goal is to provide for those of you experiencing these same boundaries the resources and opportunities it has been difficult to find for myself.
The first thing I’ve created for you is a guide to the Honor System …. The four principles that help me honor all the work that God has given me to do. You can grab it here.
2. The Move Forward Mastermind will end after September.
There is another verse about boundaries in the Bible and it speaks to the second big decision I made. 2 Sam 22:20 says, “He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”
It will take a lot of work to make the shift, and I don’t believe God wants me to pile that work on top of all the things I’m already doing. Right now, I’m thinking I’ll come back in the first part of next year with a new group program based on what I learn about my new target audience.
3. I’m hosting a retreat!
I wanted to create a spacious place for you … space for you to focus and set yourself up for success in 2023 by knocking out a big chunk of work. So, I’m hosting a working in-person retreat to give you 20 hours of time and space to do whatever needs doing in your ministry or business. You can find more info and reserve your spot at doanewthing.com/retreat.
If you don’t fall in that group of “women working full time while building their dream on the side”, I want you to know you are still welcome here.
Look at your boundaries and your barriers. Are you clear on which are which? Have you been treating your boundaries as a barrier, and killing yourself to move them?
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