My gut said to write this. My human brain said “oh no, you don’t want to do that.”
I’ve written about God, Jesus and my faith before. I know there is some unsolicited judgment that will come from it, and you might even unsubscribe. Oh well. And I don’t say that nonchalantly. I say oh well because if I really offend you that much by sharing my belief and my faith, then perhaps this isn’t the right place for you.
I don’t hide my faith. I’m a Christian. I won’t shove it down your throat, but I also won’t shy away from giving God the glory when it’s due.
Have you ever had a big goal? Not a little itty bitty one, but a BHAG – a big hairy audacious goal.
I had a goal to reach a certain level in my company, and I technically had until midnight last night to do it, but I wanted to reach it by 6:00pm. Why 6:00pm you ask? Because at 6:00pm we had our team call and I wanted to be on that call having made it. I wanted to celebrate, and I wanted to be recognized (I am human, and one of the things I know about me is my desire for recognition and acknowledgement).
It was month end and I told myself I wasn’t going to scramble. I know some of you can relate to the “month end sramble” right? But… I was close, so close to reaching this next level. I could see it. I could feel it. I knew I could do it.
This is the first time I’ve had a team under me. A team that is just as excited and passionate and hard-working as I am. This feels good… really, really good.
It would have been easy for me to just take things into my hands and purchase a few extra kits to get my volume up and reach my rank advancement. I know I would sell them, as I help one person at a time take care of their health; self-care from the inside out.
In case you’re wondering, I’m referring to the DNA Nutrition company I am a part of, and yes, we are a direct sales company – form your own opinion of that, and again I’ll say oh well – see the message about that above – and if you want more info on getting your own customized DNA based nutrition, well then, click here and let’s chat.
Anyway, it would have been soooo easy to just purchase kits, but God said no.
Okay God, don’t buy extra kits… even just one? No.
You have a team. You’ve shared that goal with your team. Let them help you.
But God… oh, there’s no buts with God!
Don’t buy a kit.
All day long I wanted to just hit that button on my computer to say “buy now” and just be done with it. Confirmed rank advancement. Done deal, nothing more to worry about.
And God kept saying no.
It was shortly after 5:00pm and I was on the phone with a new customer getting her signed up. She had purchased her kit from me months ago, just never started or registered. Finally she was ready.
Our team call was fast approaching. Less than an hour away. I wanted it so bad. I can do this I told myself – just go buy a couple of kits online and be done. But no, God kept saying no.
I checked my back-office and saw that I was only 1 more away from reaching my goal. My gosh! How is that possible? My team… someone on my team had registered someone. Wow! Is this really going to happen? God, is this really happening?
Patience. Trust. Faith.
5:58pm and I got a text message from my team – she was signing up someone else, right now! Seriously??? I refresh the website and see the most beautiful word: Shaker.
Shaker. What does that mean to you? Well, probably nothing to be honest. To me, however, it means that I reached my goal – by 5:58pm. God is never late! I wanted this goal by 6:00pm and God made it happen with 2 minutes to spare.
As I mentioned above, all day long I wanted to be in control and just do it my way – the easy way (and kind of the cheating, cop out way to be honest – even though I knew I would sell them). I didn’t want to trust God. I didn’t want to wait. I didn’t want to believe it would happen without me.
Don’t get me wrong, I played my part. I did my work. I wasn’t just sitting twirling my thumbs with my feet up watching Netflix. I was making calls, I was sharing, I was following up. Could I have done more? Absolutely. But the lesson I learned was that I didn’t HAVE to do it all myself. The lesson was about trust and faith and belief. Trusting God and believing that it would happen. Trusting my team to help me, relying on them, and believing THEY could do it.
God came through in the 2 minute warning. I give all the glory to Him, because that’s where it’s due.
Maybe you have been rolling your eyes reading this – scrolling down to the unsubscribe button because you could care less about my direct selling business and my little rank advancement. Maybe you think this is just a sales email. I’m sorry if you think that. Believe me, it’s not.
This is my story of believing and trusting God – remember, He said no to me all day… and I obeyed. This story just happens to be wrapped up in a company with levels and qualifications and rank advancements – and there is nothing wrong with that!