Written by Samantha Royer: Founder of She Is Bold, Marketing Strategist, mentor, mama X3.
Ladies, can you imagine what life would be like if you were truly confident knowing that anything you do for Him is not a waste of time or effort??
Whether it’s the busyness of the mundane house chores, the never-ending tasks you don’t like doing in your biz, or even if it’s just resting– NONE of it is a waste of time or effort when you do it for The Lord.
Let me tell how you this lie impacted my 2018 for a second. As I reflected on things that went well for my business in 2018, I made extra sure to spend even more time on the things that did NOT go well so I could be intentional about not repeating those same things in 2019. I spent even more time this year asking myself :
This is what I came up with:
Because I want to cultivate just as much intention for avoiding things that didn’t work just as much as I cultivate intention for repeating those things that did!
From that list, I use what my favorite goal planner, Powersheets, calls a “thread” which are basically common themes and words that appear while you’re reflecting. Throughout almost every “bad” thing I wrote down for 2018 I came up with this prominent theme:
Ugh, can you relate???
Have you ever thought that if your design wasn’t pretty enough it would be a waste of time to put out into the world? Or wanted to try a new strategy but you just couldn’t because you were fearful of wasting your time and it not being fruitful??
Friends, nothing we do for Him is a waste of time. Taking time off to rest for Him isn’t a waste of time. Trying something new for Him isn’t a waste of time.
I can’t imagine if I didn’t surrender a new service launch for starting She Is Bold.
I can’t imagine if I didn’t invest the energy into trying something new even if I didn’t know what the outcome was going to actually be.
If I never pressed through my fear that the She Is Bold “passion project” would be a waste of time, She Is Bold would never exist!
So what’s my plan moving forward?? Here’s some things I’m doing more routinely.
These things have already helped me to have God at the center of my business decisions for the day and even throughout when I find myself stuck or worried!
These steps won’t ensure perfection nor will they eliminate all fear moving forward, but you can rest assured when your to-do list and goals are for God that you can “Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for Him is a waste of time or effort.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
Imagine the possibilities. Imagine what passion project you would pursue. Imagine what creativity you would express or what new “bold” movement could be born.
Is there anything you didn’t do in 2018 because you were fearful of it being a waste of time, not making money, or no one caring? List them out.
Do you get resentful of doing any of your current work because you’re NOT doing one of those things you listed? Circle it. Could this be something that you’re called to? Something you’ve been wanting to do for God but fear it would be a waste?
Write it all down and seek His direction for prioritizing your revamped to-do list or new goals.
Lord, this is your business, not mine. The gifts and talents you have given me are to be stewarded for your Glory, not my own. Help me to remember that when I’m fearful that “no one will care”, that my new business idea won’t make money, or that I “can’t” create for pure creativity sake- that I’m not wasting any of my time if it is for You. Give me the peace and strength to pursue all that you have laid on my heart according to your will.
In Jesus’ name,