My work experience is diverse. By trade, I am a retail shoe salesperson and did some shoe buying, as well. I am a "professional gift-wrapping" guru. I have served as the Hale County Literacy Council Director and was interim Director of the Plainview Chamber of Commerce. I was the children's director at First Baptist Church, and I owned my own custom stationery business, Arissa Designs for several years. I do the marketing for High Plains Concrete, and I volunteer.
In every situation, God called me to that place. In every situation, I was called to sell. In every situation, I was called to serve. I think so many people who go to their jobs each day are not in jobs that they are passionate about. If we are passionate about our job and we know it is our job to sell whatever it is, from fries to faith, then it will be our desire to serve the customer with gladness. If we want others to frequent our door, then how they are made to feel is of utmost importance. It doesn't matter if we are the boss or the box shucker, we need to remember that without the customer, we are neither.
One of the problems today is that we allow all of the personal drama to get in the way of our joy. It is hard to share joy if we don't have joy. So, how do we get joy?
Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, produced by God's work in us, and it is part of God's will for us. “The Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17 NLT)
To have joy allows us the opportunity to serve others with gladness. We can be subservient in our service and know peace.
When someone seeks help from us, we should ask ourselves three questions. One, do I have what is needed to help this person. Two, what might I do beyond helping them. Three, did I affirm their joy in their selection.
Fresh Find: Simple gold hair barrette, sweet!