I used to think that all I did was help businesses get logos and websites so they could be up and running. But this became borning to me and I was always adding different marketing services to satisfy my need for variety.
I used to think success would come when I hit certain number of sales or employees, but hitting my goals just left me craving more of both.
Nothing really quenched me thirst. What I really wanted was to feel significant, to feel like my work mattered, to feel like I had a purpose.
We entrepreneurs can sometimes fall into the trap of wanting and desiring things that, in the end, won’t make us happy. We chase material possessions, we go after new shiny objects, and we idolize what others have accomplished.
But what do we do when we’re in a vicious cycle of unsatisfaction and we’re seeking more?
I believe I found the answer when I took a totally different perspective on my vocation and the work that I do in light of the God that I worship.
You see, when we put God first in our lives and when we give all of our worship to Him, he’ll reveal our TRUE CALLING.
First, he reveals that our calling is really to worship Him by following Jesus.
The Bible says
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Rev 22:17 NIV
Happiness comes from quenching our thirst with the only one that can truely do that, and that’s Jesus. Following in his footsteps in my entrepreneurial life is what gave my entire life meaning and purpose.
Second, he reveals that THROUGH that calling, our vocational calling is worshiping through the work we do.
Colossians 3:23 says
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Heartily means “with all our heart, all our strength, all that is within us.”
As Christians we are exhorted to work as unto the Lord in any and everything we do.
When I really committed my life to following Jesus, I started to see logo and website work from a whole new perspective…God’s perspective.
You see, God cares about identity. He cares that your entrepreneurial calling be represented in the world in the best way possible so that people will know exactly who you are and you can do your duty to develop a relationship with that prospect, turn them into a client, and be a light in their life. For that, you will receive a financial reward, which in turn you tithe 10%. Now your church can grow and more people can learn about Jesus.
So I USED to think that I was in the web and graphic design world, but really, im in the business of being God’s ambassador of identity so that his kingdom can continue to grow.
See how this works? You must find the bigger reason in your vocation. This is the last and critical step to discovering your born to do identity, your calling.
We can worship God 100% of our day if we realize that, in the beginning, God….
Then we no longer look at success from material possessions and we no longer see our operations as work. Instead, we look at it as a craft being finely tuned so we can be the best worshipers of God every day. That’s when we’re the happiest.
Godpreneur Rule #23: Godpreneurs realize that work is worship when we’re doing what we’re called to do.