Involving more employees in my business was never easy. After my past runs at growing my business, then subsequently having to let people go when things didn’t go right, hiring people brought up painful and panicky emotions.
I’ve never shared this because I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it anyway. I wasn’t sure that I was truly important enough to deal with, so I just hid in my office, on my own, and made sure I only hired contractors and virtual assistants. I kept telling myself (and the world) that I wasn’t prepared to be a boss, and that I’m supposed to fly solo in business (you can read it in my past blog posts for yourself).
But these false beliefs are an effect of guilt and shame.
Entrepreneurs living as prisoners of guilt have many effects on us and our businesses: some spiritual, some emotional, some mental, and some physical. The circumstances won’t be the same for everyone, but there will be similarities.
Because of these symptoms, though, we Godpreneurs fail to do the one thing that God always asks of us in our businesses. We fail to obey in launching that new business, product, service, or event when He calls us to. We fail to write the book when the spirit nudges us.
We’d rather hide than accept responsibility of launching into the unknown – back into the area where we could get hurt again.
And that’s a big problem for those of us struggling to launch our next big idea.
But the bible says:
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord , and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord ; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
(Psalm 37:3-6 NIV)
The anxiety caused by not launching the thing God’s calling you to will set your body on edge, and it will react in ways that are not healthy: headaches, over or underweight, acid in the stomach, and tension in the muscles leading to neck pain, and in my case, lower back pain.
The only cure I’ve found to help is meditating on scripture that repeatedly reminds me not to worry, that God has my back, and that He keeps in perfect peace those of us who trust in Him.
The enemy doesn’t want us to launch the vision God has for us, and he’ll show himself physically and mentally within our body unless we battle him with the truths from God – His word and promises.
If we Godpreneurs are in a complete place of trust and security in God within our businesses, we won’t be experiencing anxiety, worry, and stress, and our body will be at peace with itself.
God has had to teach me that he does not hold me personally accountable for all the ups and downs in my business that has led to employees coming and going, and quite frankly it’s arrogant of me to think I’m the one that calls the shots on people coming and going in the first place!
God will only hold me accountable for the things he has asked me to do in business. He does not expect me to fix everything or fix myself. He’s taking care of that.