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Do you ever feel like life isn't unfolding the way you had hoped? That you just can't quite get "there", or that you have hopes and dreams you'd love to pursue but don't know where to start or if you could even succeed? I can totally relate.
I'm Jasmine, designer and owner of Tailored Faith Co. I understand what it's like to see what seems like everyone around you killing it in their profession & always up to something exciting, meanwhile you feel stuck, trying to find something in life that is exciting and fulfilling and never pursuing your dreams due to fear of failing or fear of the unknown if you took the leap.
My passion for jewelry began in 2015. It was a God sized dream in the depths of my heart that I would have never discovered had I not dared to ask one question. "God, what can I do?"
My church was launching a Building Campaign that would allow us to remodel the building, in order to reach more people in our community. My prayer was formed out of a desire to use the gifts and talents God placed in me to do something for the Kingdom of God. I'm a dreamer and I often have so many different ideas but sometimes have a hard time choosing an idea to act on, or even taking the step to start.
So my question was simple. Will you lead me? Show me what I can do to make an impact. Little did I know, God would invite me on a journey that would be like nothing I ever dreamed. I soon begin to notice this little tug on my heart that wouldn't go away and the more I dismissed it the stronger it hit my heart. It finally hit me, and I realized that this new idea, this little tug at my heart was the Lord answering my prayer. When I realized that, I got super excited and then the feelings of doubt and being unqualified began to fill my mind.
The Lord was asking me to make a necklace that I would sell and donate the money to the building fund. Maybe you feel led to pursue something new and out of your comfort zone or are even struggling where you're at and with what you're doing now. Here's where you might relate; I never had dreams to make jewelry. I was not formally trained in jewelry design & wasn't even sure I'd enjoy it. I gave God every excuse I could come up with, and the more excuses I gave, the more He put it on my heart to do it. He brought Ephesians 3:20 to my mind which says:
"God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us."
God knew I had no experience in jewelry making, He knew this was something completely out of the ordinary for me and He wasn't forcing me to do it, I could have chose to say no, but this verse filled me with so much hope and expectation to see what God had up His sleeve. It showed me that He was answering my prayer; by working in my heart, speaking to me, and inviting me to take a journey with Him. So I decided to do it.
After I had completed my giving goal to the building fund, I found that I had developed a passion for what I was doing, so I took a leap of faith, and in 2018 I dove head first into jewelry design and haven't looked back!
If you're thinking something along the lines of, wow, I wish God would do something like that for me. Get ready, because God has an exciting journey mapped out for you too, but this journey, it requires your YES. He invites us daily to walk this journey of life with Him, and sometimes that means a step into the unknown and that can be scary. You might not see what He's doing, and it may not look ideal at a first glance. But I've learned that if He's inviting you, leading you and prompting you to take a step, He has a plan. If the journey of faith was always easy, you wouldn't need faith to go. He has purposed and prepared you with what you need along the way. Though I may not have been formally trained and educated to do what I'm doing, God had purposed me and prepared me with everything I'd need to learn, develop & pursue Tailored Faith Co. And the same goes for you.
Tailored Faith jewelry brings a simple elegance to your everyday. Find encouragement & confidence in your own tailored journey through minimalistic jewelry that holds meanings of truth & embodies the most treasured pieces of your journey. More than just something trendy you put on everyday, but something that promotes an encouraged and healthy mindset filled with God's truth. It's important to fill your heart and mind with God's word so that when life gets hard and questions and feelings of inadequacy come, you will have a deep well full of God's truth and promises over your life to encourage yourself in.
Wear your story & share it with confidence, because your story matters. Know that the Lord has amazing plans for your life, declare His promises over your life, let your faith arise and get ready for a journey of a lifetime. A journey tailored by faith.