When building a home, you have to pass inspections. You take the plans to the city and they either approve or send you back for revisions. This pattern could repeat itself dozens of times before you finally get their “blessing” to build.
So, are your business plans “blessed” by God? Does the vision you have for your entrepreneurial career go against any of God’s baseline beliefs and behaviors? Things like honesty, purity, and integrity should be embraced regardless of the nature of our business.
We need the blessing of our Father in our businesses. It doesn’t mean he’s going to rain down money and clients immediately, but it does mean that God could hold back opportunities. There’s also a ‘peace’ that comes from knowing we’re doing God’s will and a ‘guilt’ that comes from knowing we’re not in obedience.
The Bible says
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV
God doesn’t want us at war with ourselves. He wants us living the blessed life.
Me, for example. People come to me for logos and websites. I end up helping them discover their identity, what they were ‘born to do’. The reason I know I’m being blessed by God is because I know that knowing your identity is important to God! I feel like I’m doing God’s work here on earth. And because of that, opportunities come to me and clients are magnetically attracted to me. God is bringing me clients whom He wants me to work with.
As a Godpreneur with visions, it’s important that we remain blessable. We have to lead our teams the way God would. It doesn’t have to be bible verses all over the office, but whatever your mission statement is, it can’t contradict scripture.
Godpreneur Rule #27: Godpreneurs make themselves blessable.