One fear that lingered over me while starting to write about God and business was being labeled by my friends and clients as “religious.”
Early on in my walk with God, a couple of my business partners had privately asked me to keep my faith to myself because I said the word “blessed” in an email.
Maybe I carried some of that resentment with me, and it stalled my openness for a bit.
Now, I’m completely unashamed, and I’m branded as a Godpreneur, but it wasn’t easy to choose to go down this rabbit hole and go “all in” for God, especially in a business world that likes to separate church and financial success.
We Christian business bloggers face the fact that we write in a world that would classify us as a religious writer. We choose to give credit to where credit is due – God, the CEO.
It’s not easy. Sometimes it’s a bit controversial to stand up for what we feel is the right way to do business. I know some of my professors at Cornell would be like, “HUH?”
But God sees what we do in a different light, and that’s all we need to focus on.
The bible says:
The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
(Psalm 34:22 NIV)
God sees everything you’re writing about, and his promise to us is that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
If you’re struggling to get traction for your blog, friends aren’t sharing your posts, people aren’t commenting, or few people are opening your emails, PRESS ON.
We don’t know the time or the place, but at a special time, God will raise everything we’re doing to a level we never imagined. The opportunity will abound, doors will open, the floodgates will overflow, and all the work we put in will be worth every doubt and heartache.
God is watching every word we write. He knows our heart and will never leave us or forsake us. We are called to do this, and God is pleased with our obedience. We write for an audience of one: The One.