I have to be honest – I like it when my business is coasting, there’s a good flow of clients, and I’m NOT launching a new campaign or doing some big change in my company. I like the comfortable times.
Sometimes I think, “Why can’t my business always stay in this same place? No changes, no employees leaving, no product or service changes – just let the good times roll with no interruptions.”
The only problem with my thought is that I also have the burning desire inside of me to do more and be more. I know God’s called me to new levels. I’ve seen the vision. I’ve felt the calling. But this pursuit would mean change…lots of uncomfortable change.
As humans, we seek safety and comfort. We don’t want what we want. We want what we’ve known. Unless we’ve known or experienced something already in our business, we can’t predict the outcome. So rather than trying something “better,” we operate in “the best of what we’ve known.”
This is why comfort is a calling killer. So many Christian entrepreneurs are stuck in “ruts,” or do not want to change even though they know it’s what would be best for them.
God doesn’t operate in the familiar comfort; He’s in the business of faithful discomfort.
The bible says,
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
(Galatians 2:20 NIV)
The enemy wants us to seek comfort, believing that it makes us safe, but we live in a world where God’s shown us that there is no such thing as real security, unless it’s under the security of our faith. God designed us to evolve into a new way of thinking where our physical items are temporary and can be lost and broken, but our calling from God is forever.
Are you seeking comfort, rather than accepting the transitory nature of the Christian way of running a business?
The only way you and your business grow is by stepping into the unknown. God wants to lead you to better possibilities than you ever thought possible. The UN-comfortable-ness that you feel is good because it’s the Holy Spirit speaking to you. God wants to use your “breaking-down” feeling to produce a BREAKTHROUGH!
You’ve probably gone through a long time of increasing discomfort, and now “not changing” is not an option. It’s time to PRESS PLAY on the calling you’ve known all along. God is whispering, or He’s already started screaming because you’ve gone too long! The best Godpreneurs listen even while the call is still quiet.
God designed the business world to evolve, grow, expand, and change. People that stay in their comfort zone are going AGAINST God’s design. It’s no wonder things aren’t working out in their lives.
Successful Godpreneurs, on the other hand, enjoy what they have, and experience it fully, because they are inherently unattached from comfort.
Remember, the enemy doesn’t want you to do what God created you to do. He uses “comfort” to kill our calling. But God, through faith, is trying to show us there’s no such thing as “comfort,” which is why comfortable things don’t last, and why the faithful Godpreneurs are most “comfortable” in “discomfort.” Comfortable is just a tool the enemy uses. God is hoping we will choose discomfort.
The Godpreneurial life isn’t about being “certain,” it’s about trying anyway. Comfort in business is, essentially, certainty. We can either choose to be certain about what you’ve known or certain that we’ll make the best of whatever happens because we are certain that God has our back when we’re pursuing the very thing He created us to accomplish.
Christian entrepreneurs who run businesses they love live out of faith (uncomfortable), not by sight (comfort).
We will always have everything we need in our businesses to do everything He calls us to do in the marketplace. It won’t be easy and comfortable, but it will be with our God who provides.
Let’s us be faithful Godpreneurs. We are called to be faithful no matter what—even if we don’t feel like it at the moment.
When you are compelled to launch a certain marketing campaign or rebrand to a new thing, move in faith. God will supply all your needs.
Remember: Easy won’t transform your business, and comfort won’t challenge the status quo and bring to life what God wants to do in you and through you and your business.
It’s time for you to step into the uncomfortable.
I pray your business life always reflects the faithfulness of Christ Jesus, our savior.