Initially, my goal was to lose weight. Being an ambassador was the cheapest way to sign up for products. Then, as I was introduced and trained on the business side of things, I saw that this was a good way to supplement my income. I have been teaching music lessons after school for years. It amounts to a few hundred dollars a month. Nothing much. Just a little gas money. I always imagined I would be able to save it for a fun vacation or something, but it never made it that far. And if I missed a lesson or the student didn't show up, I would miss out on the income for that session. The cold and flu months have always been pretty dicey.
Doing those lessons after already working a full day takes a lot out of me. It's a couple extra hours a day away from my family, my home, any kind of hobby or fitness routine I might like to have. It's draining in every way possible. It's not worth the money, but we've always needed it, so I have never been able to quit.
With just a few minutes work on the computer or phone, which I can do after the kids are in bed or as I go through my day in conversation with people, I am able to share some information about products that I think are really great and making a big difference in my health. I enjoy the research I am doing, the people I am meeting, and the challenge of meeting goals which I set for myself. Is it a get-rich-quick thing? No. It's work. Just a different kind. But, if it gets me out of having to do those lessons and gets me back to spending time in the afternoons outdoors playing with my kids, it's worth it.
So, my "WHY" has changed over time.
When I was five years old, I told my dad I wanted "Jesus in my heart". I had a "WHY" back then. I didn't want to go to hell. The whole idea of that terrified me. I knew following Jesus was my ticket out of there. My "WHY" had to do with what would happen after I died.
But my "WHY" for following Jesus has changed over time as well. My grown up understanding of "WHY" I am following Jesus has to do with the way I live! It's not just about the afterlife. It's about this present life as well. I follow Jesus because:
- I am loved with an everlasting love, the kind that changes you. Jer. 31:3
- I am controlled by love. 2 Cor. 5:14
- I am new on the inside. 2 Cor. 5:17
- Even difficulty produces hope. Rom. 5:3-4
- My mind is characterized by life and peace. Rom. 8:6
My faith in Plexus might be a little naive, but I'm just getting started. We'll see where it takes me. So far, it has taken me down 8 inches and 6 pounds in 6 weeks. And it has put a few extra bucks back into my bank account. Win-win. I still hold my breath some times when I post about Plexus. I'm afraid someone is going to call it a pyramid scheme (which it isn't) or say I'm just taking a bunch of caffeine pills (which I'm not). So the best I can do is show them it works as I consistently follow the regimen, plus my own efforts to boost their effectiveness.
But my faith in Christ has NEVER been misplaced. "And that hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." Romans 5:6. I don't have to fear shame because of my relationship with Christ. All I have to do is lift Him up. "And when [He is] lifted up, [He] will draw all people to [Himself]." John 12:32.
If I can draw you to want to know more about Plexus, good.
If I can draw you to want to know more about Jesus, BETTER!