Here we are in the 21st century, generations X, Y and Z. What a beautiful time to be alive! All these generations are probably most familiar with the words FOMO and Side Hustles, if you don’t know and you belong to the above mentioned generations, child of God you are safe, so read on and find out what they are.
FOMO – Fear. Of. Missing. Out. We say this quite often but personally, I kicked this one out in June 2019 when I got revelation of how it ushers in some negativity and affects my feelings to be based on fear.
Side Hustles – Businesses started on the side to gain extra income if in formal employment or entirely a small start up business by someone who is going to do it full time. Recently in July 2020, I came to the eye opening realization that I did not like the word side hustles. Why?
Just to drive my two cents home, here is why. Most times we do take things lightly but for these two terms/words…….personally I’m done dealing lightly with them! Allow me explain.
If you have FOMO then that means you do not trust your choices or where God has led you in that particular moment. First and foremost it is characterised by fear! Fear is of the devil and Faith is of God….if you claim to have faith, then believe that there is nothing you are missing or have missed out because God will bring it to you in due season or it just wasn’t meant for you. When you fear missing out, this essentially means that you will be scattered all over the place with no priority to what really matters to you in the moment or season you have been planted in. I decided that fear can not be the drive of my life….. Child of God – you ought to disassociate with entertaining FOMO in your life, the peace thereafter will do you good.
Now, of Side Hustles, this is what I have to say – When I started disassociating with this term, I would feel my heart twitch each time I read or heard it, even worse if it was coming from a child of God. Just like FOMO, why should there be a hustle to what God has called you to do? If you truly believe that you are doing something you are passionate about, walking in purpose or simply living your everyday life for God’s glory, then I think hustling should not be part of your daily consumption routine.
Hustling in nature, the way I understand it, it involves the struggle of trying things out in your own effort all in vain. But on the other hand, some may argue that it is slang for hard work, but again, hustle is a word in the dictionary and it can not be termed as slang.
I do understand hardwork but not hustling. Hard work is good because we are encouraged to always work hard through diligence, perseverance and trusting that the works of our hands are not in vain because God blesses the works of our hands. By all means, believe that hustling is not for you, instead work hard in all you do and be smart about it too believing that He who began the good work in you is able to bring it to accomplishment.
Would love to hear your thoughts on FOMO and Side Hustles. Let’s not fear nor hustle!