I started writing Daily Godpreneur blogs in November of 2014. At the time, my business was doing terrible. I had to shut it down to restart all over again. I had lost major clients and couldn’t afford to pay my team. It’s the lowest point I’ve ever been as an entrepreneur.
Still, I recognized a need in the marketplace to have a blog focused on Christian Entrepreneurs. I knew there could be a worldwide community, but that it would take time to grow.
I also recognized the business opportunity that would be afforded to me. If I grew readership, I could come out with books, courses, a membership platform, and even merchandise. I saw speaking engagements, coaching and private consulting as possible avenues as well.
But I didn’t want to rush the process. Something inside of me said that this was going to be a long road, and to wait patiently for God’s timing because a lot of work still needed to be done INSIDE of me.
See, when I first started writing, I was at the beginning of my understanding of God, ministry, and marketplace, and what it meant for me and my business.
But most of us entrepreneurs are not this calculated in our approach in new ventures. We’ve rushed into many businesses, products, services and even partnerships that weren’t the right timing. In hindsight, we would have done something different; we would have waited.
It’s not in our DNA to wait. From the Garden of Eden, we’ve been programmed to be impatient and seek instant gratification from creation and our surrounding.
What I’ve learned from God through my blog, Daily Godpreneur, and my experience building a tribe from scratch, is that I’ve been extremely blessed by waiting three years to take the first steps at building a business around my teachings.
God wants to do the same for each of our businesses. He wants us all to wait on Him so he can show us patience, build our character, increase our faith in prayer, and become wiser Godpreneurs. We have to be willing to wait.
The Bible says
I waited patiently for the Lord ; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord , who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
(Psalm 40:1-4 NIV)
Waiting in our businesses isn’t a curse. It’s a blessing. Patience for a Godpreneur is a gift from God to your ventures.
When you wait patiently in God:
- You gain access to His ear and He hears the prayers for our businesses
- He will come to your rescue and deliver us to safety
- You will worship God at all new levels
- People will see what He has done for you and your business
Our time of waiting for the big break, the right employee, or the insight we need to move forward will turn into a testimony to other Godpreneurs. Our clients, employees, vendors, and contractors who witness our deliverance will come to fear and trust in God. Yes, waiting on God is a form of evangelism in the marketplace!
When Godpreneurs wait patiently for Him, our businesses will be blessed and our hearts will be strengthened. Our patient waiting shows God that we trust Him with our whole business, and He rewards faith like that in amazing ways. Trust me, I’m experiencing the blessings of three years of the patiently writing blog.
I wrote 365 blog posts before putting out my first book. Chew on THAT kind of patience.
It’s my job to challenge Godpreneurs worldwide. As we dive deeper into the blessings for our businesses that come from waiting patiently on God, I want you to prepare your heart to begin to wait, knowing that God is going to take care of your ventures. Get ready to understand what it means for a Godpreneur to truly trust God with our business life.
Godpreneur rule: Godpreneurs wait patiently on God for our next business move.
Questions to consider
- Has there been a time where you waited, and won?
- What’s the last thing you rushed in your business that, in hindsight, you would have done differently?
- On a scale of 1-10, and 10 being excellent, how good are you at waiting on God’s timing?
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