Sometimes I’m so busy running full speed that I forget the enormity of it all. Only in the midnight hour, do I wind down and rest my mind enough to receive certain revelations. I've learned to replace my "Why me?" with "Lord thank you".
The Key to EVERYTHING you ever wanted is in what you Least Desire
I remember how I hated being teased as a child for being the good little church girl, goodie two shoes and Bible thumper. Even in adulthood, my co-workers called me Reverend Brown, lol. I NEVER wanted to be a minister, church leader or preacher although I had my share of trying to tell people what the Bible said. I even did street witnessing because that is how my parents raised us.
I remember how, despite the numerous undergraduate and graduate business/ entrepreneurship classes I took, I NEVER wanted to be an entrepreneur. I can still see the disappointed look on what of my professor's face when I told him I wasn't opening the business that I presented to him. I guess it was so vivid, so well thought out, a niche product and there were investors that would have signed on the dotted line. (I have no regrets because it wasn't for me at that time nor is it today.)
All I could think was, What type of nut risk the security of a paycheck to pursue their own business and not know if, when and for how long he/she would get paid? Sounded way too risky for “play it safe” Alesha.
FAST FORWARD: On the 1st of this month, I officiated my first wedding. On the 21st of this month, just a few days away, I will officiate my first funeral. In the meantime, my business has scaled and I now have to re-calibrate my operations structure. All of it centered around being entrusted with the most personal, private parts of someone's life and providing peace, guidance and fulfilling their vision/dreams. And all of that comes through my roles of 100% self-employment, being a Sunday School teacher, church music director and “minister-in-training” (among other things).
Everything that I NEVER wanted is suddenly the key to my peace, happiness, wealth, joy, purpose and how I make a difference in the lives of others internationally. Yes, if you asked me to design my life, I would have included NONE of the above roles. But if you took any part of it away, I would cease to live. The essence of who I am and what I was created to do would be destroyed.
Are you struggling to pursue your dreams? Are you frustrated because it doesn’t appear as if anything is going right? Are the ends not meeting or do you feel like throwing in the towel and trying to be “normal”?
Remember, David was anointed three times as king but had to wait seven years before sitting on the throne. In one moment, Esau sold his birthright-his rightful position of inheritance-for a bowl of stew.
-Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Authors Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC
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