I’m a competitive kinda guy that played sports my whole life. That’s why when I found CrossFit, I was immediately drawn into the sport.
CrossFit is a crosstraining workout mixed with weightlifting and gymnastics. I often leave the workouts sore for days, muscles in pain, hands full of calluses, and exhausted.
And even though I curse at the brutal workouts sometimes, I go back for more…and more…since 2010!
I look at CrossFit as the adversary inside of my mind that I have to defeat. Every time I add weight to my lifts, I see it as a new challenge I must overcome. I see CrossFit as the place where I work on breaking physical barriers and challenges so I can rise to new levels.
Our businesses and marriages are like CrossFit. There are challenges we’ll need to overcome. New, often difficult circumstances will be presented to us, and we either step up to fight, or we walk away and do nothing.
Sadly, too often, we’re so exhausted from running the business that we don’t have the energy to fight in the marriage or vice versa. Fear then begins to set in our hearts and paralyzes us. We don’t know what to do so we react in our natural defensive mechanisms.
How should Godpreneurs react when difficulties in our marriage and business come our way? Will we start to fear or will we look at the challenge dead in the eye and attack it knowing we have God’s Word?
As Godpreneurs, we have to trust God no matter how challenging our business and marriage gets. We have to fear nothing or nobody.
The bible says
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?(Psalm 56:3-4 NIV)
When business and marriage present a challenge, you need to REJOICE! Yes, sounds crazy, I know! But it works!
God wants you to rejoice in your challenges because God’s in control and He promises to finish what He started in your business and marriage.
James 1:2-4 NIV says
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
You need to count your business and marriage challenges as joy because God is up to something!
There’s a certain CrossFit workout that I absolutely HATE! It’s a terrible workout, and every time they announced it, I cringed and sometimes wouldn’t show up that day (I would call it my off day…).
But once I learned what I’m teaching you now, I changed my mind set on that and many of the other challenging workouts. I now REJOICE when I see that workout on the board. I say fake it till you make it 😉 Now I’m getting better at that workout! I’m serious.
We Godprenuers can REJOICE that God is working on our behalf in our businesses and marriages, and He’ll do it as fast as our mindsets can change!
God says your challenges are done! Read Ezekiel 12:28 KJV. It reminds us, married entrepreneurs, “There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God.”
There is no reason to be concerned or worried about our business and marriage because God is in control.
Imagine a world of Godpreneurs that walked up to our business workouts stood up to those challenging weights in marriage and greeted the obstacles with a smile and positive attitude knowing God promises to fight those battles on our behalf.
Godpreneur Rule: God fights my business and marriage battles on your behalf.