I’ve had some insane business ideas! Exciting ideas which are the epitome of innovation and forward thinking. These ideas didn’t work out not because they weren’t great, but because the team I had wasn’t. I tried to share my blessing with people who didn’t deserve it.
Growing up, I had heard people say, “a gift is never passed,” and I didn’t understand it until now. I’d be blessed with great opportunities and I’d pass on them and pass them down to people around me and they would fail. I honestly thought they were incompetent but no I was the one in the wrong. I was trying to pass on my gift to someone else and because it wasn’t for them, things flopped. It’s like giving me a skirt and I give it to one of the Zulugirls, obviously it won’t fit. We don’t wear the same sizes.
It’s like the story of Abraham and how God promised him the world. He was told to leave his father’s house to a land that would be shown to him and he decided to take Lot with him. When the blessing started to manifest, Lot got a slice of the pie and started being a pain in the ass. And Abraham had to let him go and Lot chose his lot and that was Sodom and Gommorrha. I bet he was salty AF!
I’ve been approached for jobs and opportunities that I couldn’t take on for one reason or another. I’d try and pass them on to people I highly recommend and more than once they’d say to me that the post isn’t for just anyone. Like Nicki Minaj sang in ‘Come on a cone,’ “… Do a show for Versace, they request me by name. And if they don’t get Nicki, it just won’t be the same.”
Because the blessing is only for you, when you try and share it, things go awry. I have blogged about working with people that aren’t in their purpose in Jonah: Sink or Swim and that blog post is still relevant today. Be very picky over who gets to join your team or people you surround yourself with. And before you pass on that blessing, remember, it’s not a one-size-fits-all.
Have you ever tried to share your blessing with someone undeserving? What happened?