About four months ago I made the decision to fully pursue the business side of Young Living Essential Oils. I know, I know, who isn’t these days right?

But after using the product, loving the product, and having our lives changed by the product I couldn’t help but want to share.

I am a stay at home mama. A homeschooling stay at home mama. And so to me, this opportunity seemed perfect. Something I could do during naptime, or in the evenings when they were asleep, and schedule a couple classes a month, all the while still being at home and being present, win/win, right? Once I began focusing on how to do this business I knew I wanted to create a team, a unified community that would allow people to feel welcomed and informed and educated in how to better their families lives naturally. So with the help of two beautiful friends, we did just that. When I say friends, I feel like that doesn’t even cut it. These girls are girls I dream with, girls who dream with me, and encourage and love on me. It’s a pretty fantastic partnership and friendship, that’s for sure. So the three of us worked our tails off, and through much prayer, love, and work, launched Joy Drop Culture.

Joy drop culture is a community of people who are on a mission to better their health and wellness naturally, through essential oils. But not only that friends, its a place to feel encouraged in all aspects of life. Its a wonderful community of friends and like minded people. I couldn’t have made everything work out better if I tried. Our vision and our dream is playing out right in front of my eyes, its beautiful and amazing.

But like anything, when things begin to unfold in front of you, you can lose sight on the thing that matters most, and that is something I never want to allow myself to do. I never want to lose sight of the one person who makes all things possible. Jesus must be at the forefront of everything we do, or it will all fall apart, and I know that.

I am a visionary, I see the bigger picture, I envision what I want and I go for it, and friends that is what I want in this business, I will go to the top, but it wont be easy. And being a person who has the patience of a squirrel I tend to forget that.

But He doesn’t.

During my quiet time this morning, that unfortunately hasn’t been happening as much as it should be, I flipped right to 1 Corinthians 4:11-13

But each should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.

That was exactly what I needed to hear, at the exact moment I needed to hear it. I cannot build the foundation of this business, or my family, or my life, on anything else but Jesus Christ. His foundation is the only foundation that is solid and that will stand the test of time. No matter what I try and do on my own it will crumble. And when it crumbles I will only be saved through the flames. I must allow His hands to be at the center of what I am doing. I must be on my knees asking and seeking guidance and looking at my organization as a blessing from Him. These people were brought into my life for a reason. How can I serve them? What can I do to help them better themselves and their families? How can I shepherd and lead and guide them if Jesus isn’t at the center of this business?

Every single step I take needs to be behind Him. I can’t sprint to the finish line, no matter how badly I want to, if He hasn’t led me there yet. I need to allow that foundation to be built and allow Him to make it firm and steady and secure, and then, then this business will be bigger than I could ever ask or imagine. And then I will be able to look and exclaim, His ways are always better than my own. Because aren’t they?

If you are on my team, know that you are constantly being prayed over. You are loved and I feel so blessed to be on this journey with you. There is a reason you are where you are, and I will prayerfully be helping you lead a life of wellness, purpose, and abundance, because Lord willing, that is the best kind of life!!

If you aren’t on my team, I would love to have you, this whole journey has been such an amazing and fun ride, and it’s nowhere close to being finished:)

6 thoughts on “A Firm Foundation.

  1. DeeDee

    I absolutely love this and knowing that you are in constant prayer for your entire team brings such comfort! I am so glad that I joined and the three of you are awesome…the ride we are on is only going to get better.


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