Today my company, The Creative Complex, turns 9 years old.
I have a confession: I’ve grown more int he last 9 months than I have in the last 8 years.
I wish I could have known what I know today, 9 years ago.
But the truth is this: The Lord wants to teach us endurance.
Like it or not, the ability to persist under difficult circumstances is an absolutely essential ingredient of the successful entrepreneur. Scripture tells us that “tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope” (Rom. 5:3-4).
Our business hardships are designed, not to crush us but to refine us into the image of the entrepreneur that God wants us to be…an entrepreneur that reflects Jesus.
When we abide under the pressures of vision, sales, marketing, operations, finances, human resources, and all of the other hats we wear with complete reliance on the Lord for His strength and perspective, we come out of the process looking more like our Savior!
If you’re struggling with vision in your life…if God hasn’t revealed the entrepreneurial vision clearly, maybe you need to stay exactly where you are, because God has some lessons he still needs you to discover.
Stay hungry and thirsty for tribulation in your business life…that’s when God can do amazing things in and through you.