Hold on to your seat, my friend, because today’s guest is going to blow you away! In this episode, I sit down with Tim O’Brien, from The Healthy Place as he shares his journey through starting a vitamin and supplement store and growing it into a thriving business. He’s going to show us what happens when you surrender your dreams to God.
So above all, constantly seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.Matthew 6:33 TPT
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GIVING HIS LIFE TO GOD
Tim begins by sharing the challenges he experienced growing up and that when his mom was diagnosed with cancer and walked into a supplement store, he was introduced to the world of vitamins and supplements and soon discovered a passion for helping people live a healthier, happy life.
Tim also shares how at 18 years old, God showed him something so profound that he gave his life to God and asked, “Alright God, what should I do now?”
So when Tim and his wife, Becki, opened their first supplement store back in 2010, they had no idea how big God’s plan was going to be for them.
BENEFITS OF SURRENDERING TO GOD
But it wasn’t an easy road!
I love how honest Tim is about the challenges of those early years, and when one day he found himself praying for more sales, He felt God pierce his heart and ask, “Do you care about souls as much as you care about sales?”
Just a little humbling, to say the least!
When God gave him that reminder, Tim and his wife took a step back and surrendered their dreams to God.
As they soon discovered, when we walk in alignment of God’s priorities and put serving Him first, He’ll always pour out an abundance of blessings upon us.
Oh, it doesn’t mean it’ll always be easy, nor does it mean we do it for the blessings; but when we live in alignment with God, the by-product will always produce something beautiful.
Tim and Becki have discovered that when you surrender your dreams to God, it truly is possible to experience a full, joy-filled life that can only come when we let go of the plans we have for ourselves, and give God control.
SERVE WHERE YOU ARE
Something I love about Tim’s story is that he didn’t change who he was to serve in God’s Kingdom.
He is using the gift of encouraging and building others up to serve God’s ultimate calling — to make Him known and bring Him glory.
All to often we think we have to change who we are to make a difference in the world. But that’s not at all what God calls us to do.
He wants us to use the gifts and talents He gave us to shine for Him, and the way Tim lives his life is exactly what God wants us to do.
Tim is not only helping his customers feel better, but he also pours into the lives of his team/consultants. He’s taught them what God taught Him all those years ago, “Souls before Sales.”
The Glory in Surrendering to God
Eleven years after opening the doors on their first store, Tim and Becki now own four brick-and-mortar stores, as well as an online store.
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mentioned in today’s EPISODE
- The Healthy Place
- Lively Vitamin Co
- Wild Theory CBD Co
- Driven by Eternity
- The Purpose-Driven Life
- JumpStart Bible Study
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SURRENDERING YOUR DREAMS TO GOD’S WILL
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