Thursday when we boarded the ship, I was surprised to hear an African American’s voice over the loud speaker welcoming us as the Cruise Director. Surprised, simply because out of the many cruises I’ve been on, this was a first. Alriiiggghhtt, Carnival! Lol
Yesterday evening after one of the many shows on the ship, the cruise director, Tevin, opened a short Q and A with the audience to kill time before the next show.
Someone asked, “Where did you start?”
*Before I continue, let me give a little background about cruise directors for those who have not been on a cruise. Cruise directors are the face of the cruise. They are the only voice you hear. Their sole objective is to make sure the guests enjoy the cruise. They have to love people, have a welcoming personality, have to be extra funny, and their salary averages about $60,000 per year. *
After repeating the question back to the audience, “Where did I start? Hmmmmm”
He went on to say, “I started in housekeeping. After applying for this job several times and not getting it, I made the most of where I was…in HOUSEKEEPING (with Carnival.) While being a housekeeper, I behaved like a cruise director would. I made sure my guests were happy, I entertained my guests- making them laugh, making sure they were comfortable to the best of my ability…and then after receiving sooooo many 5 star reviews from guests, they CALLED me to apply for the cruise director position again and decided to give me a shot.”
Stay with me. I’m going somewhere with this and this is sure to bless you…
A lot of you have given up on your dreams because you have not gotten your big break yet. So you are bitter, working a job that you have settled for because you didn’t get the job you wanted. So you treat people mean, you half do it, you complain all the time, you come late, leave early…unlike Tevin.
Instead of Tevin being bitter, being mad at the world, treating guests nastily, half doing his job, or even quitting Carnival, he became the best housekeeper there was…and most importantly, Tevin did what Colossians 3:23- 3:24 states,
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Tevin became a Cruise Director before he actually became a Cruise Director. (Catch that…)
I don’t know who this is for, but if this is you…
Delayed does not mean denied. Just because you have gotten NO after NO after NO does not mean that, that YES is not coming. While you are WAITING, make the most of this season; go ahead and become what you aspire to be- BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED…and your Father in Heaven will make it where people cannot help but to notice you.❤️