“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant? as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” Matthew 20:26-28
Have you ever seen a person at work and think “this is their calling”? That person that loves their job so much that they would probably do it even if they didn’t get paid. I know for some that is a crazy thought. I mean, we all want to get paid for what we do, right?
Over the last week, I have been thinking a lot about this. Why? At first, I thought it was because I was struggling in my business. Then I thought “maybe I need to do something else”? The truth was, I can’t imagine a day without Thirty One in it – the connections with fellow consultants, customers, and hosts plus the amazing product. I know I could have the amazing product without the business but I would miss out on blessing others.
I think back to my early days in Social Work. I fell into the job (God’s plan for overcoming a bad situation) and fell in love. Yes, I worked with difficult people. Yes, I put myself in what some may call danger very day. Yes, I worked for peanuts in a non-profit when I had a college degree in pre-law. The truth was “I loved it”. I loved helping people and putting a smile on their face. Did I get a thank you? On rare occasions but it didn’t matter. I was making a difference in their life even for a moment.
I have retired from Social Work and have been searching for my calling. God has a plan for me and I know that. I guess I just need to figure out what it is and go for it. Or maybe stop searching and just LISTEN.
There are times that I wonder if direct sales is for me. I wonder if this is my calling. I don’t just want to sell product. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to help women plan their first party in their home after a messy divorce. I want to make people smile when they are down with my silly happy mail. I want to help raise funds for that family that just can’t afford to pay for their child’s extra activities.
I have been part of an online program this past week that got me to thinking – scary, right? The truth is that they have helped me visualize what I want to do. Being a part of Britt’s Authentically Audacious Retreat: Stop Spinning Your Wheels With Mis-Aligned Clients helped me think about my ideal client/customer. They are women in need. In need of a smile. In need of FREE product. In need of friendship. WOW! That was huge for me. My calling is to help people through my Thirty One business and my blog.
My parties may not be organized. They may not be like everyone else’s. They may not be what I visioned them to be before I went. The truth is they are what God planned for them to be. See I pray for my hostess, the guests and me before each party. I ask for the right words, the right people and to be able to make someone smile. God always comes through. Funny thing is that it took this moment for me to realize that.
So, are you working a job for a paycheck or are you living out your calling doing something you enjoy (or LOVE)?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!