Life is a crazy thing.
I don’t share a lot of it, frankly because I’m just so busy trying to make it all work!
But I felt like I needed to share a little bit of what goes in my life that effects Gardner Lane.
I’ve gone a little off track.
Finding the track in the first place was a process! It took several months of mental and spiritual preparation I didn’t know was happening. And then when I was in the right place, the Lord told me what I needed to do.
Focus on temple art and family history.
It wasn’t how I started Gardner Lane, but I’ve been doing my best to shift that direction.
But lately, I’ve been taking up other jobs too, helping other entrepreneurs with their branding. Even though I love doing it, it takes a lot of time and has been pulling me away from the path that was laid out in front of me.
This morning, I went for a walk before my little people woke up. I like to listen to conference when I walk in the morning, and today I listened to Elder Eyring’s conference talk, “I love to See the Temple.”
It was just next up in my list of conference talks, but it was timely. As always, the Lord knew what I needed to hear.
[More back story, we found a branch in our family tree that has opened up so many doors. I’ve seen miracle upon miracle unfold through this new part of my family.]
But again, I’ve been distracted.
Back to this morning.
Listening to the talk, I was reminded that I’m spending my time on the wrong things. I need to get back to focusing on temple art and family history.
I had this overwhelming feeling that my mom and I are the only hope our new branch has of receiving their temple ordinances.
I know that those angels, our family, connected us to this branch and I know that they are waiting for us to do the work. They’ve been waiting for this moment. This phase in my life. And they are ready.
But am I?
I’m trying to be!
As Elder Eyring read the words to the sweet primary song, these ones hit me like a rock:
This is my sacred duty.
And it is. Doing this work for my family is my sacred duty. I have been lead to this part of my life for this purpose. To bring my family into the fold of God.
It feels overwhelming, but again, He knows what I need to hear.
After I finished listening to the talk, I switched over to the youth music and the song “small things” came on.
By doing small things, like writing a letter to my new found grandmother, or emailing a cousin who knows about our family’s history, will bring to pass great things, even miracles.
I’m still sorting out what this looks like for me, but since this little revelation hit me, I have been uber productive. you won’t believe how much I accomplished the last two days, know that I need to finish these projects so I can focus on temples and family history.
AND, I finally figured out some technical difficulties I was having with my emails. Seriously, things unfold just when you open your eyes to what God has planned for you.
That being said, the thing I finished??
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