When new entrepreneurs come to launch their businesses with me, they are frightened, nervous, and overwhelmed with the amount of work and resources it takes actually to pull it off.
Of course, there’s excitement in the air too! They come because they have a dream and they’re finally pressing play on a vision of a better future.
I’ve found the biggest difference between the dreamers and the doers come down to one word – faith. The people that don’t pursue internal passions are those that lacked the little faith needed to put them over the edge to walk into the unknown world of the new business opportunity they could take.
All of us humans weigh our decisions between risk and reward. We factor in the costs versus the benefits, and we guide our lives accordingly. Some of us are riskier than others. Again, I believe it’s a matter of the amount of faith we bring to the starting line.
If God had designed this world for us to be able to make it on our own, there wouldn’t be failure or defeat. But because God’s sole desire is a relationship with us, he inserted an X factor into every business decision so that we would develop our faith in Him.
Jesus says in the Bible:
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20 NIV)
Faith isn’t about you developing magic tricks. It’s not a wand you wave for secret doors to open.
Faith is acknowledging that whatever business venture you’re about to head into, God is at your side, and with Him, you will not be shaken (Psalm 16:8)
Faith is all you need to take you from talking about the idea, to actually making it happen. It’s the fuel you need to not only start the venture but to sustain it for the rest of your life.
How much faith?
Like Jesus pointed out, a small seed planted next to a driveway will eventually grow into a big tree that can literally Crack cement driveways, sidewalks and move entire foundations of homes. A small little seed caused the earth to move out of its way!
With just a small amount of faith, we can take ONE step into our destiny. If we do this, I believe God will bless that kind of obedience and continue to guide you from faithful decision to faithful decision.
Entrepreneurship might as well be called “Faith Walking.” We can’t afford to be faithless when it comes to pursuing our calling. We must always cling tightly to Jesus because He will use the little faith you have to do great and amazing things through your business.
My prayer for you today is
Father, I ask you to give the reader of this blog the confidence to be bold in their faith that is rightly placed in Jesus to pursue what they were born to do.