Everything I Was Ever Taught Wasn’t For Me.

by | May 15, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

So let me just start by saying thank y’all for rocking out with me thus far! I greatly appreciate you all for coming back week after week and reading my posts. If this is your first time on the blog, 

WELCOME!! 

I’m so happy to have you join the platform for your reading pleasure. I hope you leave encouraged, motivated, or having learned sumthin!! Lol Okay so enough with the formalities let’s get to it!

Okay, so recently on my Instagram (@_laurieosborne) I made a post about crazy ideas not being crazy at all. I mean really how many of us have thought about great ideas, but haven’t moved to bring them to fruition because you second guess yourself into thinking it was nonsense? I’m sure we all have!

Anywho, so in the caption, I talked about the bread aisle at the store and how although there were many varieties of bread, it did not stop any of the other companies from making their version!

Hear me out. Before you go ahead and nix an idea, try it out first! Even if you find someone with a similar concept, THEY ARE NOT YOU!! They will not execute like you, they will not have your same vision, drive tenacity, kindness, quality, etc. Again, they are not YOU!!

Everything that you’ve ever gone through in your life someone has been there. The difference is your testimony. Though their situations, circumstances, temperaments are different from yours, how you overcame what you faced is unique. Not only that but hold on to this:

You are not and will not be everyone’s cup of tea!

Everyone isn’t your audience. You were uniquely placed here on earth to serve a specific set of people. Those people will benefit the most from what you offer. 

Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)

5 Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.

6 Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.

It is so easy to get caught up in the net of doubt and then be weighed down by the heaviness of fear that you never make not one single move toward anything. Don’t go through another year wondering what if that idea could work, or people would buy your product, or if the idea you thought of is something someone would pay for. 

In the spirit of being transparent let me tell on myself. Sooo I love to teach, encourage, and help people through whatever it is they’re facing especially if it something that the Lord has walked me through and I have the victory over. Unfortunately, when it comes to taking a risk I become very analytical. I begin to overthink an entire idea to the point where I won’t move my feet or hands to do a thing, thereby allowing it to become a fleeting thought. 

Guys, there is so much frustration in having ideas, but not executing them and then trying to stick yourself in a box you were never meant to be in. It feels uncomfortable! I never thought about entrepreneurship because that wasn’t the norm where I come from. I was always taught to go to school, get a good job, so you can make good money with good benefits. The Word of the Lord says in:

Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Everything I was ever taught wasn’t for me. 

How many of you have ever felt that way, but have been too afraid to go after what you are gifted or called to do?

I first began to feel uncomfortable on a job when I first gave my life to the Lord. Ultimately, I ended up walking off the job because at the time school was more important, and they weren’t willing to work with me. From that point on I wouldn’t get another job until 9 years later. To be honest the thought of getting a job after not working for so long terrified me. I didn’t think I had any skills and I didn’t think I was good enough. All I knew how to do was be a mom( I would later realize, that is one of my best assets). I stayed at that job for about 4 weeks. Within the first 2 weeks, I knew it wasn’t for me. 

Do you know I was sick almost the entire time I worked that job? 

I worked at a daycare, so GERMS. 

IT WAS TERRIBLE. 

The daycare itself was great, but the experience felt harsh considering everything I was already dealing with. I’m like God, what should I do? At this point, the childcare I had setup was about to change, so I had to secure means of care, which I did.

See the enemy is cunning. He will set up a seemingly great opportunity, but you have to be vigilant enough to know when it’s a trap. The school where my children would attend would have been fully paid for, closer to my house, and they offered me a full time lead teacher position(I was a high paid floater at the other job). Everything sounded great, but ultimately I declined the offer and resigned from my job. 

God revealed to me that I allowed the pressure of others to convince me I needed a job. This was the first time that God began to deal with me settling. 

Settle defined is to accept or agree to(something that one considers to be less than satisfactory).

Let me ask you, “ What have you settled for lately?” 

  • A dead-end job?
  • A good job with high pay but no room for growth?
  • A toxic relationship because you’re too afraid to be alone?
  • Of things being good enough? You know, so you’re sure you don’t rock the boat because you don’t know your self-worth.

Whatever it is that you’ve been settling for I guarantee it has not been worth your peace.

Everything that I had settled for up and until that point wasn’t worth my peace, so I decided to take a chance on myself. I dove headfirst into entrepreneurship. I would love to tell you everything worked out and I hit the ground running, but I didn’t.

I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know my purpose. I didn’t have clarity. I was broken. I was desperate, and I was overwhelmed. 

The business failed. 

From that point on the transition began…. But I’ll go into more detail in the next post…

Before you go let me just implore you to do this, evaluate your why. Why are you where you are? Is it bringing you peace or stealing it? Are you settling in your current situation? If so, why?

Why haven’t you put your hands to work? You don’t know what will come of it! 

Remember you are NOT them. 

You may not be everyone’s cup of tea but you are someone’s.

 The moment you decide that you are worthy and that your story will help someone, whether you share it through a brand, service, or product… 

you’ll realize that you are worth being heard and you are worth showing up for yourself.