Monday, January 3, 2011


I have been feeling down all day.  I sent out a bunch of inquires about sponsorship in the last week and  I have heard a lot of no’s.  I know I have a lot to offer a company if they would take a chance on me.  I talked to Mike Harrison my life coach and he told me not to get down.  Yet it didn’t help me feel any better. 
My friend Josh and I started a Bible study to help keep each other accountable.  We are meeting in about 30 minutes.  We started in the book of James.  I have read chapter 1 everyday this week.  Yet today I saw something that I had not noticed all week.  James 1:2-8 spoke to me today:

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”

Most people would not think this is a trial, but for me it is.  Rejection hurts, being told that I “overvalue myself” according to some companies really bothered me.  I think I may have undervalued myself to be honest.  This is a bump in the road and I know that with God on my side I can persevere.  

It seems like when I am down God gives me a glimpse of hope. I had Hogs Tornado Baits contact me this week about doing a review for them because they like my work. Then, after being down and posting how I felt on Facebook today, I was contacted by two companies about possible sponsorship.  Yet once again that excited feeling left when one of them was a competing company of JJ’s Magic one of my sponsors.  The other one is most likely a no, but I gained some insight into what larger companies are looking for.  It was a disappointment with a bright spot, I have a better understanding of what to do and what to expect.  James says “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”  I lack wisdom when approaching sponsors, yes I have managed to get several, but when going to larger companies I have no clue about what they are interested in.  God has given me wisdom that I did not have before.  I gained insight from someone in the business and now have a better idea of what companies are looking for.

It’s a great feeling knowing God is on my side and that even when I am rejected by a company God will never reject me.

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