I often get asked the question, do you miss practicing law. Do I miss being unhappy? Absolutely not.
Not that the profession itself is bad…it’s great! I remember what prompted me to become a lawyer like it was yesterday. I was overwhelmed by a number of injustices I witnessed in my community, and yet I knew that violence wouldn’t be the answer for me…I lost every physical fight I had ever been in, I think? I saw being able to study and master the law as a tool for forcing people to correct wrongs and helping people get justice. And master it I did. Come to think of it, I was pretty dog-gone good too! lol
I remember an opposing attorney telling me once that when he saw my name on the complaint he almost died because he really didn’t want to see me in the court. I was a fierce competitor and I never lost a case in 10 years, mostly because I was a person of principle and I wouldn’t take frivolous matters on (or to court at least). In the end, I was super zealous about defending people’s rights. I remember another opposing attorney asking me if my client was my cousin or something. lol She wasn’t! I just took it very, very serious that I had the ability to help someone get something they desperately needed, and I went all in…until I received the call.
Not a phone call, silly! A call to ministry. 🙂 After that, I knew that I was needed for a greater purpose and I closed my practice and never, I do mean never, looked back. I realized that while I was good at it, I wasn’t happy. Stop the presses. Happiness is important. You may make a lot of money at something, but if you’re unhappy you have to decide whether you value quality of life or money more. For me it is the former. So I was unmoved by the money I would forgo. But, then something miraculous happened. After I followed God’s leading, not only did I find happiness, but I found purpose! If you’ve only had just money, you have no idea how valuable purpose really is.
Watch this…then the money began to replenish itself in ways I never could have expected. I found that when you seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, all the other things you desire are unexpectedly added to you. I am full with happiness now reflecting on the journey of trusting God and walking away from “the prize” to achieve “the true goal”. I share this to encourage someone else today to follow the Lord wherever He may be leading you, even when it seems bonkers! There is a method to the madness.
One of the things I am most proud of is the marketplace ministry I have with a direct selling business that allows me to help women develop an extra stream of income. When you know a career move is imminent, or there is a sudden loss of income in your household (because a spouse is ill or maybe you left a toxic relationship), one of the first fears you have is, how will I support myself? Knowing that you can make an extra $100 an hour on the weekends is a huge safety net for most people planning for a transition. If you find yourself in this place today, in need of such an opportunity for whatever the reason, it would be my utmost privilege to help you as a sister in Christ and business mentor.
P.S. If you would like more information about following your dreams and starting your own business, please free to contact me through the website or comment here
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