It is Christ who can give us the serenity to be kind in the face of adversity with Business partners
Consider lawsuits, bad contracts, terrible hiring decisions, and mistakes in planning a test...a shaping of your wisdom so you can be a better entrepreneur tomorrow.
There are times when God gets you out of debt and flourishes your business and times when He allows suffering for His glory.
Contracts will never fulfill us. Clients shouldn't be were we get out contentment, but can serve as the fertile ground for God to make himself known through us. And if we each played our part, from web developers to restaurant owners, we would get to heaven and know that in our little business, we were a part of something too big to ever conceive of while we were here.
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.
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?”
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.