Contrary to the title of this post, I don’t love waiting. I have a brand called Launch in 2 Days where we launch companies brands…yes…in 2 days. It’s actually 24 hours!
Ask me if I like waiting if my entire business is all about getting your business up and running over the weekend?!
Although this service is amazing, I also tend to go fast in areas of my business and marriage that I probably shouldn’t be trying to rush through. For example, I want my wife to grow spiritually as fast as I do. Similarly, I want my employees to grow professionally as quickly as I do.
Why do I want them to go as fast as me? Probably because I get sick and tired of waiting because there’s so much more work to do…
But I know I’m wrong in this area.
We married entrepreneurs have all been in a place where we’re fed up with the waiting game.
A lot of times, the battles we face in business and marriage is because we move at our own speed, often on our own (see my previous post). Our “to-do” lists keep on growing because we’re not giving time for our team to catch up to learn it so we can delegate it.
This then causes us to begin to miss church, spending morning time in prayer, and going to breakfast with our spouses or spending weekends with our family because we’ve overloaded ourselves.
Instead of charging us up, the nights and weekends are draining us. Instead of encouraging us forward, we perceive our spouse and employees to be holding us back.
But the bible says we need to commit to waiting on God. I’ve written extensively on the need for Godpreneurs to learn the art of waiting on God in our businesses.
My favorite scripture to remind me to wait on God is Psalm 27:14.
Wait for the Lord ; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord .(Psalm 27:14 NIV)
This scripture is a great reminder that if you wait on God in your business and marriage, you will have a sense of peace and renewed strength both personally and professionally. God is good to those who wait on Him!
What do you do during the waiting seasons in business and marriage?
Simple – take more time drawing closer to God. Reading this blog post is a perfect example of “doing something while you’re doing nothing.”
The bible says
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord .(Lamentations 3:25-26 NIV)
Marriage is the toughest relationship to be in. Owning a business is the toughest job on the planet. Combine them both, and we have a potential atomic bomb waiting to explode…or it already has!
This is why scripture insists that the Lord is good to those who wait on Him and to the soul that continues to seek Him. It advises us to continue to quietly wait, grow closer to and hope in the Lord.
As we wait in business and marriage, God will direct our paths. The exercise of waiting is for God to show up, for us to do what He says and experience success, and for us to realize that the road of marriage and entrepreneurship didn’t have to be this hard after all.
With God in control, our marriages and businesses will grow so much that we won’t be able to contain it all and the overflow will pour into others. If we wait on God, He will not only be good for us, but we will prosper for others!
Imagine the day that it becomes your turn to be giving marriage and business counseling to others?! Sounds laughable right now, trust me, I was there too. Look at me now 😂
You need to change your strategy. The same old person that got married and started a business can’t keep trying the same old things. You’ve been on the hamster wheel long enough and it ain’t goin’ anywhere. Get off, take a break, and wait on God to move in your business and marriage.
We Godpreneurs need to declare that we’re going to stop and let the God of everlasting time declare victory for us.
Godpreneur Rule: Godpreneurs wait on God to carry us through our business and marriage.
Are you battling the same issues for some time? What can you do differently today? Just wait and see what God’s going to do!