Your business is "not in vain." Why not? Because everything your business does in the present somehow will be part of God’s eventual Kingdom.
If God leads us to be married and to be a small business owner, for example, then we will have to balance the time and responsibilities of both callings. Work should not crowd out leisure, rest and relationships.
While you should be thankful for all the people God has called to full time Christian work, you should also be thankful God has put you in your industry doing the business you're in right now and has a reason.
Whatever my business, God’s gifts enable me to work for the common good, to find more contentment in my work, and/or to overcome or endure the negative aspects of my business situation.
Paying too much attention to the gifts you already have can keep you from receiving the gifts God wants to give you. This is one reason why people get stuck and don't launch their business: feeling unfit to be an entrepreneur.
Our calling is primarily about our identity. And that is not usually the answer people are looking for when they ask, “What is my calling?” Usually, people want to know, “What business should I do? What product or service should I offer? What skill, what capacity, what gift might be distinctly mine?”
All of us Entrepreneurs have a passion for something that breaks our heart. And if we look closely, that passion is always related to the passion and vocation in our business life.
My secret to finally making the decision to stop doing business my way and start doing the business I was born to do was discovering what I really LOVED about my business, and focusing in on that.
When I offer my struggles in business to God, it removes it from contaminating my mind and opens me up to receive the solution. In the torment of pain, I choose to spend my emotional energy and mental capacity on thinking logically. I need to pass this off in order of move on.
I used to see logos and websites as a transaction I made with my clients. Now it takes on a whole different meaning and beauty because of my purpose.