An ordinary people… that’s what I am.
*WARNING: transparent post ahead*
Todd and I were talking this morning, about many things … well, about everything, really. It is one of my most favorite things to do… to just sit in the stillness of the morning and spend time with one another discussing life.
One of the things that has been on my mind lately is my little side hustle with Young Living. To be honest, I truly don’t like referring to it as ‘my side hustle’ because it has become a lifestyle for me. Actually, it’s not even a lifestyle but rather a large part of my life. I have incorporated this wellness lifestyle into my life journey so much so that it is just the ‘norm’ for me and my hubby.
Having said that, one of the thoughts that has plagued me recently is that there are so many ‘oilers’ I’m connect to or follow that are doing so well building their businesses, and it just seems effortless for them. (‘Seems’ being the key word.) Many are already well-known bloggers or influencers who already have such a large following that it appears to be so easy for them to reach so many people and be able to touch and educate a vast group about the benefits of these natural, 100% pure products. That is truly wonderful, seriously, because I feel that as many people as possible SHOULD be informed about these God-given remedies.
However, this is an area of discouragement for me because I can’t reach that many people. I feel like I am stuck in my own little IG community with an open door that leads to nowhere.
I am one person.
I don’t have a vast following.
I am not an influencer, per say.
I am a blogger (part-time) but I am not successful, per say.
Do you know what ‘per say’ means?
It means ‘by itself.’
I am not these things I mentioned above, per say, but with God, I am. Todd reminded me of that this morning.
When I mentioned my discouragement, he immediately responded without hesitation, “God used ordinary people to be His disciples and do great things.”
*drop the mic 🎤
Let’s face it… these successful bloggers and influencers that I speak of are most likely those ordinary people whom Todd spoke of that God is using for His glory!!
How quickly I have forgotten why I wear my mustard seed bracelet 24/7… I never take it off! (Purchased from Marianne at Gracefully Wrapped.) My ‘faith as a mustard seed’ should not be compartmentalized and practiced only in certain areas but it should consume every area of concern in my life.
No… I am not all these things, but with God, I am.
I am what HE calls me to be for such a time as this.
I absolutely CANNOT take my eyes off of Him for one minute, because when I do, I make it all about me.
It’s not about me but rather about the God I serve.
I am not… but I know ‘I Am.’
Thank you, Todd, for that reminder.
Go out today and be ordinary, but allow yourself to be open to God and do great things for His glory.
“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33