I use to be a very active AVON representative for over 5 years. I grew as a person because of the company and earned a little bit of money too. I don't regret joining AVON at all. But as I drew closer in my walk with God and more devoted to my AVON business, I realized that there was a major conflict of interest between the two. I often compared the things I did with AVON with the things I did (and didn't do) for God. AVON completely won by a landslide. There was something seriously wrong with that picture. That is why I had to slow down my business. In Exodus 20, God commands us to have "no other god" before him. In my case, AVON had became my god and I didn't even know it. I am not trying to bash AVON (I still buy it for myself and I made alot of friends), however this is an idol that I had to cast down.
THIS IS A LIST OF THE COMPARISON'S I MADE BETWEEN
THE "CHURCH OF AVON" & THE "CHURCH OF GOD".
CHURCH OF AVON: $10 TO START
CHURCH OF GOD: SALVATION IS FREE
CHURCH OF AVON: MANY BUSINESS MEETINGS
CHURCH OF GOD: SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
CHURCH OF AVON: GOING DOOR TO DOOR TO PASS BOOKS
CHURCH OF GOD: I SHOULD BE DOING THAT FOR GOD
CHURCH OF AVON: BROCHURE IS REFERRED TO AS "THE BIBLE"
CHURCH OF GOD: THE BIBLE IS "THE BIBLE"
CHURCH OF AVON: AVON PUSHES YOU TO EARN TITLES
CHURCH OF GOD: GOD WANTS ME TO BE A SERVANT
CHURCH OF AVON: I WORKED HARD TO EARN TROPHY'S
CHURCH OF GOD: HEAVEN IS THE ULTIMATE PRIZE
CHURCH OF AVON: I SACRIFICED TIME WITH MY FAMILY
CHURC OF GOD: GOD SACRIFICED HIS SON FOR ME
CHURCH OF AVON: I WORE AVON PINS & BUTTONS
CHURCH OF GOD: BUT I DIDN'T WEAR A CROSS NECLACE
CHURCH OF AVON: I HAD AVON MAGNETS ON MY CAR
CHURCH OF GOD: BUT NOTHING ABOUT MY FAITH IN GOD
CHURCH OF AVON: I CALLED CUSTOMERS CONSTANTLY
CHURCH OF GOD: I NEVER CALLED THE SICK OR BEREAVED
CHURCH OF AVON: I LEAD MEETINGS FOR AVON
CHURCH OF GOD: I NEVER TESTIFIED AT CHURCH
CHURCH OF AVON: I TOOK ALL THE AVON TRAINING
CHURCH OF GOD: BUT I NEVER READ MY BIBLE
CHURCH OF AVON: RELENTLESS SELF-PROMOTION
CHURCH OF GOD: GOD WANTS US TO BE UN-SELFISH
CHUCH OF AVON: FIERCE COMPETITION & JEALOUSLY
CHURCH OF GOD: THOU SHALL NOT COVET
CHURCH OF AVON: EARN AS MUCH MONEY AS I CAN
CHURCH OF GOD: GIVE IT AWAY
CHURCH OF AVON: EVERY WOMAN FOR HERSELF (No Territories)
CHURCH OF GOD: THE BODY OF CHRIST IS A TEAM
CHURCH OF AVON: MANAGER CARED ABOUT NUMBERS
CHURCH OF GOD: GOD KNOW'S THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON OUR HEAD
CHURCH OF AVON: DID AN EVENT IN THE RAIN
CHURCH OF GOD: PRAISE GOD IN THE STORM
CHURCH OF AVON: INCREASING MY SALES
CHURCH OF GOD: CONTINUE TO GROW IN GOD
CHURCH OF AVON: RECRUIT! RECRUIT!
CHURCH OF GOD: SEEK THE LOST! SEEK THE LOST!
CHURCH OF AVON: OUTER BEATUY
CHURCH OF GOD: INNER BEAUTY
CHURCH OF AVON: MENTOR AND TRAIN NEW RECRUITS
CHURCH OF GOD: GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL THE NATIONS
CHURCH OF AVON: ALWAYS PUT ON THAT 'SMILE'
CHURCH OF GOD: I CAN TRULY BE MYSELF
CHURCH OF AVON: PAST DUE ARE CALLED DELINQUENT
CHURCH OF GOD: JESUS PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE
CHURCH OF AVON: MY VOICE MAIL WAS ABOUT AVON
CHURCH OF GOD: WHY WASN'T IT ABOUT JESUS?
CHURCH OF AVON: "THE RICH & FAMOUS" VIDEO'S
CHURCH OF GOD: NOT EASY FOR RICH TO GET INTO HEAVEN.
CHURCH OF AVON: HOSTING AVON PARTIES
CHURCH OF GOD: HOSTING BIBLE STUDIES
CHURCH OF AVON: SUCCESS IS BY OUR DESIGN
CHURCH OF GOD: THERE IS NOT PLAN THAT CAN SUCCEED AGAINST THE LORD
CHURCH OF AVON: DREAM BIG
CHURCH OF GOD: MANY ARE MY PLANS, BUT THE LORDS PURPOSE PREVAILS
CHURCH OF AVON: PRESIDENTS RECOGNITION
CHURCH OF GOD: GOD IS WORTHY OF ALL THE PRAISE
CHURCH OF AVON: "HELLO TOMOROW" LOGO
CHURCH OF GOD: TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION
CHURCH OF AVON: ANEW SKINCARE
CHURCH OF GOD: GOD CAN GIVE YOU "A NEW" HEART
CHURCH OF AVON: FUTURE IS IN THE FOLLOW-UP
CHRUCH OF GOD: WHAT IF I FOLLOWED UP FOR GOD?
CHURCH OF AVON: LEADERSHIP
CHURCH OF GOD: SERVANT
CHURCH OF AVON: 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
CHURCH OF GOD: BE CONTENT
MY TURNING POINT: (2005) I CALLED UP "SAFE HARBOR" DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER WITH THE INITIAL INTENTION OF SELLING AVON PRODUCTS TO THEIR CLIENTS. I OFFERED "FREE MAKEOVER'S" SO THAT I COULD PASS OUT MY BOOKS WHILE I WAS THERE. BUT ONCE I WAS THERE, I JUST COULD NOT PASS OUT MY BOOKS TO THEM. DOING THE "FREE MAKEOVER'S" WAS FAR GREATER OF A BLESSING TO ME THAN ANY DOLLAR THAT I WOULD HAVE EVER GAINED BY SELLING MY PRODUCT TO THEM.