There have been several “storms” in my business where I had to make a big decision of whether I was going to risk it all to follow what I knew God wanted me to do, or what was comfortable and secure for my mind.
In 2014, the choice was to keep all my current Nightlife clients and continue on my trajectory of building a multi-million dollar agency or let the Nightlife go to rebuild in a whole new industry.
In 2016, a potential lawsuit left me having to choose to shut down my ten-year-old company or start a new one with an entirely new process of how my agency was going to run.
In 2018, an opportunity to launch a membership platform for Christian Entrepreneurs left me choosing between that and another membership brand I was building.
In every case, a violent storm was raging on in and around me. I knew God was inviting me to new areas, but they were risky because they were new ideas.
We entrepreneurs, by definition, take risks. We see an opportunity, create a plan (sort of), and go after it. But when you’re forced to decide on one of life’s storms, taking that leap of faith isn’t so easy.
How can we hear Jesus’s invitation to TAKE A RISK, and respond to the invitation, even when we’d be lost and relying 100% on faith?
That’s a great question. That’s the question that breaks the chains and will help launch the business God created us to do.
In the Bible, Peter was in a similar situation on the Sea of Galilee. There was a storm raging, Jesus appears like a ghost, all the disciples are confused and scared for their life, and Jesus says one word that should give us confidence in our launches.
The bible says
Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. “A ghost!” they said, crying out in terror. But Jesus was quick to comfort them. “Courage, it’s me. Don’t be afraid.” Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come ahead.” Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. (Matthew 14:24-30 MSG)
Jesus says, “Come.” You’re invited to step out into the unknown of business and walk on water, too! Launching a business is a miracle! One day it’s a vision, the next day it’s alive. It didn’t happen by accident. You’re responding to a calling to “Come” and bring God’s vision for you to life.
The vision God gives you for your business is an invitation to step into the impossible. And if you don’t think it’s impossible, then the vision isn’t big enough, or it might be the wrong calling altogether.
Peter was invited to step into the water and walk on it and experience supernatural living in Christ, and I believe we Godpreneurs all have the same invitation.
As for me, I chose the risky roads, relying on the grace of God to carry me, and it made all the difference. Each time I was called to step out into the unknown, I was rewarded with a new profitable business that propelled my visions forward.
What if we don’t step out and launch that business? I believe this would prevent us from following Jesus fully and experiencing the miracles that are owning a business can show us.
Two things will prevent us from launching.
- Our minds – we need to understand everything before making a decision, delaying us from taking risks
- Our hearts – we were hurt from past experiences and fear is holding us back from taking more risks
We entrepreneurs want to remain in control, but being a Godpreneur means we step out in faith into the seemingly impossible.
Imagine if all of us were running businesses fueled by faith so strong, we purpose to boldly go into new places to continuing experiencing the supernatural MORE God has for us!
Godpreneur Rule – Godpreneurs hear Jesus’ invitation to launch and learn how to overcome whatever storms we have in your own business lives.