Friday, August 13, 2010

How Far Will You Run?

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. {~Author Unknown}
This is my dream...
Well, I've been running this race for about 3 years now...chasing my dream of  building The Scent of Heaven Candle Co., a powerful, candle and paper goods boutique committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

(front of candle)
Hand-poured, scripture candle w/ inspirational
story that explains significance of scripture and more.
(candle made w/ soy wax and cotton wick)

Somedays I run nonstop. Going, going, going, producing, selling, collecting. Then, there are other days where I can barely muster up the energy to place one foot in front of the other.  But here's the good news: "the race is not given to the swift or to the strong" (Ecclesiastes 9:11).  In other words, God doesn't issue rewards, medals or trophies based on how fast we run.  He's more concerned with our endurance and ability to simply stay on the couse and run the race.  I learned as a kid that quitters never win and winners never quit. That's why I "press toward the mark of the high calling of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 3:14) while "laying aside every weight that so easily ensnares me and I run with patience the race that is set before me" (Hebrews 12:1) while putting my hope in Jesus Christ.  So, how far will you run?  Will you continue to run when the going gets tough or when dream-crushers discourage you? Or will you "watch in hope for the LORD and wait for God" (Micah 7:7)?  How far are you willing to run while chasing your dream?  I challenge you to run on and find out what your prize will be.  Run on and see what God is capable of doing with your dream. Remember, "all things are possible with God" (Mark 10:27).  So, have a little faith in your dream and you'll be surprised at how far you'll run to obtain it.

(back of candle)
Scripture reads: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(Romans 12:2)

"But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded" (2 Chronicles 15:7)

"May your endurance be inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ" (Thessalonians 1:3).


  1. Stopping over from Trendy Treehouse and I love your quotes and your business. Good luck!!

  2. Good for you working so hard on something so important and big! I can't imagine how hard it must be.

  3. Visiting from SITS girls. I love your quotes. Good luck with your business!

  4. great inspiration...good luck in this new endeavor.

  5. I can't wait to hear more about your candle co.!! Good luck and congratulations!!

  6. Thanks Tina and Erin for your encouragement. I really appreciate it. o)

  7. That opening quote is wonderful - inspiring and reassuring at the same time! Good luck with the candle company. Stopping by from SITS :-)

  8. As long as we persist. I mean endure the pains of our labor, we will succeed. Any mother who has given birth, knows that the pain of child labor is worth having her infant in her possessions. The battle may be brutal and tough, but having that little one in your arms, is worth everything in the world. Develop the mindset to endure the pain to receive the pleasure. And you will be a happy go lucky kind again.

    For the end result will outweigh the struggle and day.

  9. Beautiful! Your love for the LORD makes me smile. :o) Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Saturday Standstill. Happy Saturday! :o)

  10. This is absolutely beautiful work! You inspired my day!!! Do you sell these online or just in a local shop?? And last, I found you through The Girl Creative's New Friend Friday. Hope to talk to you soon! :)

  11. Hey Kristin. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you've been inspired (now that makes me smile!) I sell the candles online and in a local shop too. My online store is - The Scent of Heaven Candle Co.


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