I’m convinced that I stay “on purpose” because I read the Bible every morning, first thing before anything.
There’s a strong foundation being built in my life. Additionally, there’s a framework I’m staying within. Both the foundation and framework help me grow within my calling to stay focused on my purpose.
If we Godpreneurs don’t have this strong foundation, we might be able to build a small business, but it could never grow because the foundation is bad.
If we entrepreneurs don’t have the right framework around our calling, we’ll also fall for anything coming our way. That framework is:
- Connect regularly with your CEO (God)
- Involve other Christian entrepreneurs in your growth (community)
- Control your business thoughts (get on my daily email devotional)
- Control your media consumption (get off social media, news, and email)
- Say “NO” to opportunities that don’t make your spirit dance.
We Godpreneurs want to build a strong business on a firm foundation like Matthew wrote about in Jesus’ words:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25 NIV)
If you’re constantly going from idea to idea, and not finding meaning and purpose in your unique calling, either the foundation is bad, or the framework is bad…or both.
Purpose-focused Godpreneurs have:
- A God-First view of God in their business
- A clear understanding of their identity in Christ
- A commitment to the seriousness of being out of line from our calling
- A sober realization of our weaknesses
- Vigilance to the ideas and thoughts that most tempt us off our path
- A strong understanding of what they are born to do
- Great relationships and accountability with other Godpreneurs who can encourage and challenge them
- An opportunistic mindset
- A positive attitude towards business, the marketplace
- A growing spiritual walk
- Constant vigilance on our thoughts, and being able to change them quickly
- A way to weed out people who won’t contribute to your calling
- The understanding that our calling is more important than any other seemingly great money-making idea out there
If everything above checks off and you do have a great foundation and a strong framework, but you’re not living in your purpose, then your calling is sitting right in front of you…you just haven’t pulled the trigger.
So, are you ready to finally say YES to your calling… And ONLY your calling?
Imagine if we Godpreneurs all trusted that God would provide in our calling and that we wouldn’t need the other distractions?!
If you need more help discovering your calling, I wrote a book called Discover Your Calling as an Entrepreneur. It’s available on Amazon.
Also, I invite you to be a member of the Godpreneur Academy where I have daily devotional plans on all business subject matters.