Our founder, Serra visited the Americas Mart back in July 2017 with hopes to find store items for another company she owns called Georgia’s Dream Nannies; However, the Lord had different plans. As she walked up and hallways and entered showroom after showroom a flood of emotions and excitement began to build within her heart.
“I knew the Lord had something for me that day and I was open to listening to Him. I truly believe that God created me to be a creator of things."
Serra picked up catalogs from the showrooms that peeked her interest and she started dreaming of owning her own store and how it work and come together. As she flipped through the catalogs of home decor, lighting and furniture a flame inside of her came alive and a new found vision and dream began to set in place. Over the course of several weeks, Serra spent up to 6 hours of researching, planning and writing out a plan for the business and store.
Don and Serra went on a 9-day RV trip crossing into 8 different states from Georgia all the way to Texas in 2017 and again in 2019.
I knew the Lord wanted to speak to me when I was on this trip, but I had no idea what he was going to share with me or how he was preparing me for what he was about to show me.
Serra had been praying for months about the Lord placing His plans, visions and dreams into her heart and aligning her up with them, so she could fulfill her purpose in life.
I made the decision early on in my life to let go of my dreams and ask God to align me with His dreams for my family and life. I knew the Lord was ready for me and my children to be a light to a dark world who needed to see Jesus through us. I had to let go of what I thought marriage, motherhood, homeschooling and all of that would look like for this season in my life. I had to let go and trust God. I've gone through quite a journey of learning how to balance it all and some days I get it right and other days I fall down, but I am so thankful for God's grace.
I truly felt the Lord began to speak to me and place in His thoughts and plans into my heart once I opened my hands to heaven. I was overwhelmed with joy, love and lastly peace about opening a shop near the beach.
CREATING BUSINESSDon and Serra have a lot of experience creating and running successful businesses. In fact, over the years they have successfully opened 2 award-winning businesses. They also know it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, determination, perseverance, time and talent to get a company up and running off the ground.
I am not done with this article. I will continue to add to this article as we march along a new path of opening up House Market. I am just taking it day by day and step by step with the Lord leading me. I don’t know what the future holds for House Market, but I’m excited to see what will happen with it. Stay tuned!