I've been struggling and praying so much about what God wants me to do. How I should spend my time, money, acquired skills. I am such a doer and ofter want to just jump into my own plans. I want (and pray) to learn to really listen and do God's will and plan, rather than my own. It is hard and I am learning what a bad listener I really am.
Giving Squared is something Melanie and I started to try to make a difference. All of us are constantly shopping for gifts...friends, teachers, kid's friends, etc. We wanted to create a shopping experience where people can buy gifts and give gifts to missions at the same time. At Giving Squared all of the profits go to missions. We have selected 7 missions for 2012 that we will be supporting. Since we started in November 2011, we have been able to give over $2,000 to missions (including some of the lemonade stands we hosted). Not huge numbers, but something is better than nothing. I always consider what Mother Theresa said..."God doesn't call us to be successful, He calls us to be faithful."
God, help me be faithful and a good listener and a fearless follower!