I'm going to be really real... Sometimes being a mom is just not enough for me. I have a brain that needs to be used in ways other than speaking toddler. God blessed me with talents and skills that need another outlet. He placed in my heart a yearning for community, hard work, and love. He calls me to serve more people than just my family. Don't get me wrong, my priorities are straight. I serve God first and foremost. I serve my husband second and then my child(ren). After that, I've found that God really wants me to love on people. So much so, that he's taken my need to be the best mom I can be and turned it into a way for me to be healthy, to lead others to Him, and to encourage others to do the same. In trusting His plan for my life, He asked me to take a very uncomfortable leap 3 years ago. He brought me to a "job" that required me to find my purpose and it took a while; it really did.
I am a Beachbody coach because God has called me to serve here. Usually this is the point where people stop reading. I know I would have 7 years ago. I thought network marketing was a scam, for 4 years, so I get it, but please keep reading. I learned that BB is the real deal and cares more about people than it does money. But this isn't about BB; this is about how God has changed my heart and shown me my purpose.
My purpose is to lead others to Him and prepare them to be ready when He calls them to follow. If everything is ultimately for His glory, then I want to be willing and obedient to follow Him wherever He's called me.
Being called to serve in this arena means I focus on my health, because as my coach, Michelle Myers, so aptly asked, "Wouldn't it be tragic if God called us to do something, but we were not in the physical condition to accomplish it?" If you've heard my story before, I suffer from anxiety and depression. Through consistent physical activity, I've been able to remain off of medication for over a decade. Fitness is more than just the physical aspects; some days, it's my sanity. But let's not forget about how being strong and healthy benefits my life as a mom. Chasing a toddler is exhausting. Standing up off the floor with a screeching child is no easy feat. Being able to toss her in the air, swing her around until she's squealing with joy... those are some of my most precious moments, and I would NEVER trade those just so I didn't have to workout. You feel me? :)
It also has required me to set aside my own insecurities and fears and boldly seek fellowship, friendship, and community with others. As a mom, it's easy to get caught up in all of the needs of others and forget about my needs. It can also feel extremely lonely and isolating. I need to replenish, fill up my love tank so to speak. Stepping out of my comfort zone to make new friends, join a bible study, go on a play date, talk to that mom I always see at the park, those things have enriched my life immensely. God has blessed me with friendships and testimonies that I would not have had otherwise. Being a coach prompted me to do these things and that reason alone makes this journey worth it.
Each day, I spend time with God and commit to read/listen to something that makes me better. My life has changed. God draws me closer. I find fulfillment. I struggle less with loneliness. I am secure in the knowledge that what I'm doing matters for eternity, not today. I've learned leadership skills, forgiveness, how to say yes to the right things, gratitude, and so many more things over the years. We should never stop learning and if it wasn't for this vital behavior of coaching, I most likely would not be where I am today.
So, hear me out... God has called you to be free in Him. He calls you perfect and loved and chosen. He wants to use you to lead others to Him. Your area of influence may be small, but it doesn't change how valuable you are to it. You may feel like God is calling you to be a little bold. He may be calling you to serve others by helping them lead well-rounded, healthy lives. He may want you to be so passionate about Him that you can't help share His word. He may be asking you to take better care of this body he blessed you with. If any of what I've said resonates with you, I ask that you pray about it. Maybe joining my team could be a blessing to you and your family. Maybe God wants to use you in this community of like-minded women. Maybe you need this as much as I did and just don't realize it yet. Pray about it. Send me a message and ask me questions. Pray about it some more. But please, don't let your fears stop you from following Him like they did me for 4 years. Let's stop listening to that voice that tells us to be small and quiet. Let's be bold and live with and on purpose.
I would love to hear how God is calling you to be bold. Send me an email or message, firstname.lastname@example.org