I was born to be an entrepreneur. I know beyond a reason of a doubt that God created me specifically to solve problems in the marketplace and has given me the wherewithal to gather people and resources to make it happen.
To me, quitting means hanging up my entrepreneurial hat to go back to a cushy 9-5 situation and go help someone else’s calling. There’s nothing wrong with that, or I wouldn’t have any employees helping my vision. I just don’t think that was my particular destiny.
What I’ve come to realize is that God isn’t finished with me yet, so he’s not finished with my business ventures yet, so I must continue down the path and be faithful that he will provide for me. I may switch industries, target markets, product offerings, formulas, and pricing structures…but none of this is a bad thing. “Bad” would be me quitting before God was finished with the work He wants to do through me.
We all begin our businesses with big hopes and dreams. We may even feel a promise from God of a complete victory, but a failure comes along and we get scared and go back to a comfortable situation, thus we find ourselves the recipient of much less.
And it all centers around one decision: we stopped. To put it in a not-so-nicer way, we quit.
The bible says
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
For Godpreneurs, our ability to fulfill on the calling of creating is connected to our ability to receive the full measure of God’s intention for us, and when we quit…the victory is lost.
It makes me wonder how many times in my own business ventures I thought I failed, but actually, the only thing that happened was that I quit.
I’ve launched new products, new events, new services…and at the first sign of it not working…I cut it.
When you come face-to-face with your creator at the end of your life, will you be able to say, “I gave everything I had in my entrepreneurial calling,” or will you have a hollow feeling inside of your soul that you quit too soon, that you expected too little, that you didn’t try again?
Imagine if we all made the commitment to not stop before we’re finished because we are truly stopping before God is finished.
Are there areas in your business life where you too easily give up? Can you identify patterns in your past product launches where you thought you failed when you actually quit? What makes you want to be a Godpreneur who lives their life fully alive and dies living your calling to the fullest?