It’s important to me that my team know that God is the real CEO. I’m more like a manager. This is a nice thought, and I’ve actually proven it to my team. I tell stories of how God has come through for us in this last minute. I’ve even blogged about my experiences here!
We need a CEO that will fight our battles for us. We need a place to go and ask for help, guidance and vision for what to do next.
As we continue in the book of Nehimiah, we’ve reached a climax to the conflict brewing up between the forces that want to REBUILD vs the forces that want to stop it. We see that if we put God first, he’ll give the confidence needed to continue the work in the face of our trials.
In Nehemiah 4:19-20
Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!”
When you find your back up against the wall, first you need to go to prayer. Then you need to unite your team. Finally, you need to reassure them that God fights for you. Since you’ve proven in the past that God comes through, it will give people the confidence to continue moving forward.
We entrepreneurs are often fighting these battles alone…or at least it feels like it. We need to call on God, our CEO, to reassure ourselves that we can go to him whenever we need. And if we can get our vendors, contractors, freelancers, and employees to know the vision and stand behind it, we will be in the best position to finish the job we’ve been inspired to start.