I love physically training at a CrossFit gym. It’s a high-intensity fitness program incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise. It also has a mental component: commitment.
See, once the clock starts, you can’t stop. It’s 20-30 minutes of non-stop action. Once the class begins, there’s no turning back!
I’ve learned that developing my skill of “COMMITMENT” is paramount to my growth as a person and as an entrepreneur.
The bible has a lot of references for us as Christians when it comes to commitment to various aspects of our lives. We see a commitment to our health, our church, our employees, our neighbors, our families, and in all things we say and do (Ephesians 6:5; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 31).
And of course, we know that the chief commissioner in our lives is to God Himself (Matthew 22:37-38).
The same commitment I learn in CrossFit, and we learn by committing to God Himself is the same commitment we need to attain wealth, affluence, and becoming rich.
Yet, some of us entrepreneurs are limiting our commitment. We define the amount we’re willing to work, or the things we’re eager to do, to be committed to success.
We need to improve our commitment to our financial success before seeing any economic change in our bank accounts.
The bible says:
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
As a Godpreneur, you have committed to putting God first in your businesses. That commitment then gives us the discipline we need to invest in other areas of our lives, and God will establish those plans!
Wealthy business owners have one mindset – – affluence. They have a “burn the ship” commitment to prosperity. There is no going in the other direction. There is no stopping. There’s only one way – – FORWARD!
There’s a big difference between wanting to follow God, and committing to following God, right? Committed Christians do whatever it takes to follow the Lord, even to the point of letting go of friends and family that aren’t equally yoked. (Luke 14:25-27)
Similarly, you must be committed to wealth by doing whatever it takes. You must be willing to bet your life on becoming prosperous. You have to be committed to working 18 hour days for the foreseeable future and accepting that you’ll be giving up some freedoms in the meantime.
And similarly to how we must continue to work on our personal spiritual growth by going to Church, we must work on our own financial growth by attending seminars and reading books about investing and managing money. If you haven’t attended a Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University” seminar, you need to do so! Every Christian business owner needs to visit one. You need to familiarize yourself with money and wealth building strategies, and Dave Ramsey shows you how to do it, biblically.
The better you know the world of money, and especially what God has to say about it, the more money you will be able to earn.
Of course, we Godpreneurs know about commitment. We’ve established businesses and are entering into lucrative industries, I’d hope. Remember that God’s favor is over you (the world calls it luck), and this will always be the “X factor” on your side!
And if you haven’t launched your business yet, make a plan that will begin to generate profits, and go after it! I’ve created three Steps to Launching a God-Centered Business so you can do it quickly…like NOW!
If you’re not sure what industry will work best for you, start by working at any trade you’re interested in. Want to open a restaurant? Commit to working for a catering company or a franchise restaurant so you can learn from entrepreneurs who have already built something.
Imagine if all of us Godpreneurs (and future business owners) all agree with ourselves to become a millionaire (or more) and fully commit ourselves to pursue the business visions God has given us. Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
Godpreneur Rule: Give it all to the Lord. A Godpreneur’s commitment and diligence are richly supplied.