I have a confession. I’ve had this thing I know I’ve needed to do for a long time, but I struggled to step out of my comfort zone to go and pursue it. I know how to do what I’m currently doing, and I’m amazing at it. But that other thing God is telling me to do… Well, I’m not experienced in.
The weird part is that I know it’s what God has called me to. I know it’s in the stars for me to do it, but I’m not doing it.
So I keep on doing what I know I’m really good at, and I stay inside my office walls, protected from uncertainty.
We all have something God has called us to, but we’re either too comfortable or too afraid to step outside our defense walls. We know God has called us for more. We know God has promised us so much, but we cower away, unwilling to show the smallest faith of taking one step towards His calling for us.
We’re not alone. This has been happening throughout the bible. Abraham always wanted a child, but as time went by, his faith in that hope dwindled, and I could imagine by the age of 80 he had lost that dream.
But in what is arguably the biggest promise God set in the Bible, Genesis 15 says:
Then he took him outside and said, “Look at the sky. Count the stars. Can you do it? Count your descendants! You’re going to have a big family, Abram!” (Genesis 15:5 MSG)
If you take a close look, you’ll see that Abraham had to step outside of his tent to see the promise. The tent represents your comfort zone. That’s the place where you feel safe and secure. It’s where you rest and find shelter. It’s your office, your cubicle, your corner, your desk.
God is asking you to step outside of that place of comfort because He wants to show you all the promises he has laid out for you, your family, and your future business!
It’s going to be dark when you leave, but that’s so that you can rely on God and see the promises more clearly. Stars don’t shine in the day, they shine brightly at night.
We Godpreneurs are living in our worldly bodies, and if we only operate from that place, we will always believe the lies of thinking this is all there is, and this is how life is going to end up being like forever.
But if we see our next move as a spiritual move – a move to draw closer to God while at the same time step into what we were truly born to do – then God will show you everything He has lined up for you in the rest of your time here.
Like the stars in the sky, the opportunities that God has for us to start businesses, rise to the next level and make an impact are innumerable. There’s a specific business calling for every one of us, and for generations to come too!
God’s calling us into a fuller relationship with Him, and He’ll use an entrepreneurial venture to accomplish that. The Bible says “Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life.
(Psalm 23:6 MSG)
Whatever is holding you back right now, whatever is frightening you from stepping outside of your tent, God wants to show you how to overcome that. But to begin that journey, you need to step out in faith, look up, and believe the promise.
My prayer for you on this journey:
Father, I pray that God would give the reader of this blog the courage to hear you clearly by stepping out of their comfortable tents and into the calling you created them for – into their Born To Do Identity!