Our Plan, God’s Plan, My Plan

Andy Horner Co-Founder & CSO


To God be the glory! What He has done for me, He can do for you.

While we focus on our strengths, God uses our weakness. Think about Moses and Aaron. God provides! Think about the story of Samson. Our strength takes us away from God and towards Delilah who deceives and destroys. Have you ever failed? I certainly have. I’m convinced God knew my heart. God could see me, my life.

When I was kid, I was told, “Kids are to be seen and not heard…You talk too much…you have a short attention span.” I was very creative and could not sit still for very long. I don’t know of anyone who thought I would have a future in anything. It’s been a long journey.

I started with so little. I can’t remember my father. I had an uneducated mom, an Irish scrub lady, who in her late twenties became a Christian. I struggled with wishes and dreams. I misbehaved. I ran around with some dangerous friends. I had been saved at age 11, but at 17, I rebelled against my mother and the Lord. I joined the Navy and saw the world and much of what it was made of. Oh, I had fun at times, but always, always there was something missing.

I rededicated my life to Christ in Dallas in 1950. With my rededication and Joan accepting Christ as her personal Savior, our lives changed. We became active in the church. Learned to pray and study the Bible. How we thank the Lord!

God has a plan and I’m thankful at age 60, after much resistance, I was able to understand and follow Him. I can tell you that since then I have enjoyed my life and thank God for His love, patience and wisdom. To God be the glory! What He has done for me, He can do for you.

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with two close friends who are Jewish Christians. We talked about how we believe we are in the last days. Their discussion was very impacting to me. I know many pastors believe the same thing. For those of us who believe in Christ – what a peace we have knowing God is in control. That for Him, a day is as a thousand years – He holds the future in His hands. We can rejoice knowing that every promise the Bible tells us will come to pass.

Thank you for all you do! I’m so grateful to have you as a part of the Premier Family! We will remember where we came from and who we are! We will remember our Purpose and Philosophy and how God has blessed us. We will remember my honey, Joan, and her personal touch and the major role she played in building Premier into a personal business. We will remember to God be all the glory, great things He has done!

Romans 11:36 “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.”

We care a lot,

3 thoughts on “Our Plan, God’s Plan, My Plan

  1. Impressive testimony! Thank you for sharing it.

    I too was brought up to be seen and not heard! My dad told me I was worthless; would never amount to anything, often. Yet, he was the one who spent 3 years in 8th grade and was turned out when he turned 15 to go work in his father’s fields and care for his father’s horses.
    My Mother always said, “What goes around, comes around! Obey the Golden Rule, and you’ll go far in life!”
    I’m in Premier; not doing well, and have not had any shows. I’m so tempted to sell-out and quit! Still, I am trying to get that show. I’ve had several Catalog Shows but that’s all.
    What I’ve learned from Premier: Putting others first! That’s very, very hard for me to do based on the way my dad raised me while my Mother worked. She was the one with the Master Degree in Education.
    I read everything that’s posted on the Premier Website. I listen to what other Jewelers say and read their posts, knowing IF it’s GOD’s Will for me to “make it” in Premier, HE’ll have to help me!
    Thank you, again, for your inspiring post!


  2. Dear Andy,
    Thank you for your words. Today in my “other than Premier” job, we have had a difficult day. Your words have given me a new lease on the day. Some days are a struggle, lost my dad and my step-father in June 2012 within 3 weeks of each other, some days, my grief overwhelms me. I need to be reminded of God’s plan in my life. I am one jeweler away from Builder, looking toward a goal of Designer, but each OP we have done has not produced anything. I get frustrated somedays, but after reading your words, I am so NOT giving up. I am so looking forward to our team coming to Haven of Hope on Sunday. We are all so very excited for this opportunity that Premier has offered Team Lisa Self. (Who, by the way, is the BEST Premier Momma anyone could ask for)
    Thank you for your inspiration this day, means more than I can express. Looking forward to perhaps seeing you next week.

    Becky Hershey Becker


  3. We love you so much Andy! You will one day discover how many lives you have impacted!! Blessings to you, your family, and Premier Designs.


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