- Mary Grace Whatley
Making it Purposeful.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
Over the past year, it was always "What do you guys want to see next from ohMGcreates?" This was a question I was asking friends, social media, anybody that would give me an answer. I wanted to please the little audience I have. (Thank you to those that have stuck with me the past year and have followed along, by the way. Y'all are truly the best and I am so, so grateful.)
After a year asking this question and delivering, I started getting tired. And not a tired of the work I was putting in. It was a tired feeling that had my mind and heart constantly asking "Is this the direction your business is supposed to go? Are you working for the Lord or working for man?" I was convicted. The verse above in Colossians says it perfectly - working heartily for the Lord and not for man will give you the inheritance from God. I started to think about this inheritance.
Growing up, it was a known fact to me that my possessions and body on Earth would not last and that what awaited me in Heaven would be astronomically bigger. Bigger than I could ever imagine. So why wouldn't I work towards that inheritance and please the Father by working for Him? This started echoing and resting on my heart the past 6 months. And in the year of 2020, I literally had no idea what could possibly happen next. But it was a question I kept coming back to. So I started to pray. And if you've stuck with me for a little while, you know that means I started to grab my journal more often (if you aren't sure what I'm referring to - I wrote a post on writing out prayers to the Lord and how that's the best way for me to get all of the feelings and thoughts I have into words. You should maybe check it out. You know, if ya wanna.)
The Lord starting revealing answers. It was time for a reset. Was I terrified of the thought of starting over and it potentially flop? No way. Not me. (Nervously laughs and beads of sweat forming.) YES. Absolutely I was. No doubt about it. But with a faithful, anxious heart, I was ready for it. I was ready for the Lord to keep revealing things to me and placing things on my heart to share. Did I ever think I would be writing this little post and sharing this much? Nope. But here I am. Did I ever think I would be making t-shirts? Nope. But they're coming :) So Lord, never stop revealing. Never stop pushing me to the point that I can't help but listen and act for You and Your kingdom.
I have prayed over this special launch for quite sometime. And there's still more prayer that needs to be done. Everything is still a work in progress and I cannot WAIT for everything to be available and officially up! My dream for this small business is to reflect the light of Christ through every action, product, thought, and sale. I pray people see Christ through it all and that it will only bring each person closer to Him as His beloved daughters and sons. Thank you for joining along on this journey, pals.