Wednesday Wisdom: Holiness > Calling
One thing entrepreneurship has quickly taught us is that before you can hire people to do ‚Äúall the things‚Äù you personally have to do ‚Äúall the things‚Äù, including the stuff that you hate and the stuff you‚Äôre no good at. The reason? Because there is no one else to do it. Personally, I‚Äôve framed the store, hung shiplap, kept the books, input stock orders, and broken down MILLIONS (maybe an exaggeration) of boxes. I haven‚Äôt really done any of those things well, but they had to be done. Lance, Lauren, and Tiffany have also done things wildly out of their comfort zone and expertise, to ensure they got done. While sometimes menial tasks can get in the way of our vision for where we want to go, they still have to get done. The quote below from Jennie Allen describes this better than I can‚Ä¶
A lot of my job is outside of my gifting and outside of my happy place. I‚Äôm a creative who created and now I have to do a lot of uncreative work to keep everything healthy and growing. I can hire and delegate and hand off and I have and I do and I will. HOWEVER as a generation, we are desperate to find jobs we adore and are perfectly in our sweet spots. But it‚Äôs not a realistic view of work. So whether it‚Äôs mothering, medicine, CEO, sales, teaching, ministry, writing or so on... it is important to remember toil in work was a part of the curse and it is difficult and you do the things you don‚Äôt like because it‚Äôs RIGHT and OBEDIENT and HOLY. And on the days work is fun- smile and celebrate and on the days work isn‚Äôt fun- don‚Äôt rethink your whole life. Do the work. And through it we are becoming more humble and holy.Find Jennie's Instagram post here.