Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I am so impatient. It's how I've always been. I want something and I want it right then. Be it new toys, new job, new city, new whatever. It doesn't really matter. I want to be constantly on the go. To have a destination, a new adventure, something, ANYTHING to take up my time. That's been one of the most frustrating things in my life. I feel like now I've come to a point where God is just like, "Macy, STOP."

I'm not saying I've always gotten everything I ever asked for, or everything I've ever wanted, but I have been pretty blessed in this life. Though there's been times in my life where I just did not understand God's will. I did not understand the troubling times he was putting me through, but I look back now and in all those instances I notice that everything worked out EXACTLY like God planned. It's actually amazing to see that now.

I've been so so blessed by so many wonderful things in my life. I've got an amazing family, a wonderful husband, and I've been blessed with a job that provides for me and for my family.

But here lies my struggle. Job satisfaction. What does it even mean? Do people actually like their jobs?! I worked in Montgomery with the Department of Environmental Management for a little over a year. I was happy there. I wish I had known it then. But there I was, constantly looking for my next adventure, for my next career, for what else I could be doing. 

Then, I accepted another job in a new city. It was a short search and actually the first and only position I interviewed for down here. Really? WHY DIDN'T I LISTEN.

But you know what.. it doesn't matter. I took it for a reason, I am where I am for a reason. 

I moved down here to be with my husband, for us to start our lives together in a new town, to make new friends, to learn a little bit about living on our own (which is scary, BTW). And guess what? It's been hard. It's been a struggle.

I think I know what I'm supposed to be learning: PATIENCE. I hear ya, God.

I will wait upon the Lord. Strength will rise.

I don't know what God's plan is for my life, and I'm not supposed to. I am supposed to trust, with my whole heart, that whatever happens is God's will.

So I will wait.

I will wait, I will pray, I will TRUST. And I will praise the Lord for all my life's blessings.

And I will try to do so patiently.

Acts 1: 7-8 - He told them, "You don't get to know the time. Timing is the Father's business. What you'll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witness."

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

This week I made the decision to join Rodan + Fields (and also to start a blog, which should be quite interesting in itself!).The skincare care products are designed by the makers of Proactiv Solutions (which I thank wholeheartedly for helping clear up my teenage breakouts). I’ve wanted to do a little something extra on the side for additional income but also as a way to give back and support others. For two summers straight, I took mission trips to Ethiopia, Africa to help love on orphans in the community of Korah. Korah is the poorest community in Ethiopia where most individuals make their livelihood by eating from the city trash dump. Many of the people who live in this community suffer from leprosy, are HIV positive, and many of the children are orphaned.

Since getting married, moving to a new city, and starting a new job, it’s not easy to get the time off to be able to take a trip myself, so I’m using my new business as a way to fund others by helping raise their money to make the trip (and hopefully be able to go back myself one day!). My uncle, Donnie Manis, leads a trip to Ethiopia every summer, and I hope to be able to support him and his team through this new business. 20% of my profits for the remaining of April and the month of May will go towards supporting the Visiting Orphans trip to Ethiopia on June 27th-July 5th.

Here’s how to play: Click here and take a quick skin care consultation to be entered into a drawing to win a free "mini facial"! Click next twice to the end of the survey, and make sure you put in your name/email to get your results sent to you and to be registered for the drawing. Bonus: Go to Facebook and like my page, Macy Taylor - Independent R+F Consultant, for an extra entry into the drawing. And even better, if you share the facebook post or blog post I'll even add one additional entry into the drawing. So that's a chance for 3 entries! If you just share the blog, make sure and comment and let me know that you shared it so I can include you for an additional entry. I'll be drawing the winners a week from today so get your name in!

The mini facial comes with three items: ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste packet, REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum, and REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum. This is an excellent way to experience the Rodan + Fields collection.

To learn more about the trip you could be helping to sponsor, visit this page!