If you have spent any time with me over the last two years, you know that I am fully aware of the fact that I am not a natural born businessman. Running a small business is perhaps the most challenging and frightening thing I have ever done in my four decades of life.
Over the past three months it has been especially challenging to run a small business, as construction barrels and work trucks have literally blocked our street, in the name of “Progress.” Some of my most faithful customers have even said to me “Shannon, I would stop by Cadence, but traffic and limited parking has made it virtually impossible.” Progress can be a great thing, but if you are a small business in its shadow it can literally kill you. Sales have been low, and my personal stress level has been at an all-time high.
This morning in an early morning run downtown, I prayed for a miracle as I ran by our shop.
God, I’m just asking for one small miracle, would you lighten this stress load? I’m not going to ask you for something specific, I just need your help. God, I need a small miracle!”
It was about two hours later, while walking my kids to school, that I noticed that our street was completely open again! I literally said out loud, “Hallelujah, You did it!” “Did what?” One of my kids asked. “He opened the street back up!”
We’re not out of the woods yet. We still need some miracles, but I realized something today. A miracle is a miracle!!!! And when God does a miracle it’s never small. It’s His big way of saying to us, “Hey, I see you! I’ve got ya! I love ya!”
I’m hoping you see Him do a miracle in your life today!