Updated: Sep 27, 2021
We don’t live in a business culture today where people are willing to be patient and wait on God’s work, on his time frame.
God has a reason when He doesn’t move as quickly as you want Him to move on that big contract. There’s a reason why He doesn’t move as rapidly as you want him to move on that new hire. That waiting in the Lord is a good thing for us entrepreneurs accustomed to taking things into our own hands. The waiting keeps that hope and that expectation in God, the Chairman of your Board of Directors, looking for Him to work that contract, and staying abound and connected to Him.
See, the issue with us grinders and hustlers and go-getters is that we're prone to forgetting God is at the wheel guiding things. Instead, we take matters into our own hands because that's the leader in us.
However, there are two types of leaders:
- Those who patiently wait on the Lord
- Those who don't trust in God's timing and promises and take matters into their own hands.
From experience, taking action when you should have waited makes your situation even worse than what it already was.
As a God-First business owner, waiting patiently means that:
I'm going to have an attitude of hope and expectation along my entrepreneurial pilgrimage.
I’m determined to stay connected to the Lord.
I'm not going to backslide.
I’m not going to get tired of waiting for that client to pay me.
I’m not going to cuss God out when a launch doesn't go as planned.
I’m not going to walk away from the business partnership that God brought together in the first place.
I’m not going to quit on my calling.
I’m not going to grow weary when I don't see a change in my industry.
I’m not going to get frustrated when my partner isn't pulling his weight.
I’m just going to buckle down and sit right here because I’m expecting God to move.
I'm expecting God to do something.
I’m not going to quit.
I’m expecting him to work it out.
Proverbs 3:5 says,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your understanding.
Christian entrepreneurs, listen. We are like patients in a hospital, calling the doctor for advice. What do you do as a patient when you call the doctor? You’re not telling the doctor what to do. You’re waiting on the doctor to tell you what to do, right?