Do you have thoughts like:
- I need my business to fill the empty places in my life.
- If I find that business, my loneliness will be gone and I will be whole.
- The right business will make me happy.
- Etc., etc., etc…
You can go on believing that fantasy if you want, but the truth is this: Your business will NOT complete you; your business will complicate you. If you aren’t an entrepreneur yet, trust me on this one. If you are currently in business, you can stop nodding your head right now. One of God’s purposes in entrepreneurship is to use our business to reveal our flesh patterns, selfishness, and sin. If you are looking for true purpose and passion, only Christ will complete you.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. —Ephesians 3:14-19
As we come to grips with the love of Christ, we find fulfillment in Him, and then we get to delight in the business we have been given.
All I can say is that it works for me in my business. When I walk in the Spirit, rather than the flesh, I really see Jesus as my answer, Jesus as my power, Jesus as my strength, and Jesus as my love. When I see myself as completed in Christ, all the pressure is lifted off my business, and I actually start delighting in my entrepreneurial venture.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. —Colossians 2: 9-10
The lie is that your business will complete you. The truth is that only Christ will complete you.
Father, show me where I am depending on my business to complete me, rather than receiving my completeness in Christ. Refocus the expectations I place on my products, services, ambitions, accomplishments, vendors, employees, contractors or partners to complete me. I know I was designed to be filled by You! Amen.