Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? …For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises. 2 Samuel 7:18
It has been only a short time since God told us to go out like Abraham and Sarah not knowing where we were going. My husband, Will stepped out of a stable career about nine months ago in order to follow his entrepreneurial spirit and love of growing a business.
For years and years, we prayed for the right business to come along and God seemed to open many doors that we began to walk through only to see them quickly slam shut. After years of closed doors, out of a desire to provide for our family, Will decided it was best to set his entrepreneurial dreams aside and find a career with a more steady income. He found a wonderful group to work with who were very kind and loving to us, but after a short time, it became obvious that his entrepreneurial dreams had not died, and it was not the path God intended for Will.
So after months of praying and seeking wise counsel, he stepped out of his new career not having a clue where he was going. It wasn't long after that that God brought Will several businesses in which to invest and help manage. Amen paper happens to be one of those businesses.
The day that the Jess and Nick accepted our offer to partner with them, I ran across this verse in 2 Samuel in my quiet time. It sums up exactly the way I feel about God bringing us this business. "Who am I Lord and what is my family that you have brought us this far? For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises.” He is good and he has blessed us in the going out and in the coming in to this promised land.