At the time, I was looking for something. I wanted to stay home, but knew I couldn't sell a thing. Plus we were in credit card debt and living pay check to pay check. But on top of that, there were numerous reasons I thought I couldn't sell Scentsy.
The reasons why I should not have started selling Scentsy:
- I can't sell anything! Seriously, Brian is the salesperson in our family, not me. I hardly like to talk to people half the time, let alone attempt to sell things to them!
- I knew nothing about direct sales. I pretty much understood that I could sign-up for a small fee and begin selling the product for a profit, but that's about as much as I understood.
- I knew nothing about business. And if you plan on being successful in direct sales, you have to run a business more or less.
- I can't sell anything!
With all the reasons above that I shouldn't have started selling Scentsy up against the simple fact that I loved it, there really was no case for me to start in the first place. But I sat at my kitchen table and prayed for a clear answer (which I don't do a lot) and knew within seconds that I was absolutely supposed to sign up.
So with a million doubts and fears in my head, I payed my $99 and signed up to sell Scentsy. I never once imagined what would become of that one decision. I had no idea how the big picture looked. But oh how glad I am that I listened to an answered prayer that night and signed up despite my own fears and doubts.
In hindsight, of course, it obvious what He had planned for me that day. He wanted me to be scared and to offer up every reason that I shouldn't, and then to trust Him anyways.
Sometimes that's all it takes to do something you don't think you can do, a little faith and trust. Pray about the things that scare you, and watch God change you through your fear and get you a little closer to the kingdom changer He has planned for you to be.
Do the things you think you can't do, and watch your world change for the better.