Today I want to talk to you about taking the limits off of God in your business. Christian entrepreneurs, quit tying God’s hands and take the limits off of what he can do along your entrepreneurial journey. Your current circumstances are not too big for God. The thing you're dealing with, God has seen it before. There’s no recession that God hasn't brought us out of. There’s not a business partnership that he can’t restore. There’s not a contract he can’t give favor to. However, you have to trust him and take the limits off of him. Limits are things that are bound or restrained or confined. A machine that can only produce 100 widgets in a day has reached its limit. A person that can only make 100 phone calls in a day has reached his limit. However, I want to tell you that there’s no limit to what God can do in your business. People and things have limits, but God doesn't. He’s able to do whatever you need him to do in your company. Whatever problems you face in sales, marketing, human resources, operations, or finance, he knows the solution to that problem.
The Bible says
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20 NLT)
There is no limit in God when it comes to any industry, any marketplace, or any facet of business management. Think about the biggest problem you're dealing with right now. Think about the biggest opportunity you have in front of you. You don't see a way, but God is able to do whatever you need him to do. There’s nothing too hard for God, but you have to take the limits off of him; that's when miracles can take place. If you made God first in your business, and you trust him, then take the limits off of him and expect great awesome things to happen in your entrepreneurial life.
Here are 5 Ways that business owners limit God on their entrepreneurial journeys.
WORRYING LIMITS OUR GOD
God doesn’t give what you want, he gives you what you believe. The "how-to" is none of your business. How God is going to fill up your event is not your business. You keep getting in the way of the blessing because you're worried about the "how-to" part of it.
Show me a Bible verse where God says to go figure it out. He doesn’t ask you to "how-to" anything. You just need to focus on reading the Word and applying it to all areas of your business. When you do this, the holy spirit can inspire marketing ideas.
When you take this approach, the Lord can bring opportunities that you weren't expecting. You know why? Because he promised to never leave or forsake us. God always comes through.
SMALL THINKING LIMITS OUR GOD
The Bible says
Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember his power— the day he redeemed them from the oppressor, (Psalms 78:41-42 NIV)
Do you see what's happening here? They limited the holy one of Israel. Now how is it possible that we can limit God? Isn’t God limitless? Isn’t God bigger than we ever could think or imagine? Doesn’t he want to do exceedingly and abundantly all above and beyond all that we can ask or think? Absolutely! God is bigger than your wildest business dreams, yet we limit him. All of us put limits on God. We might have an idea of what God is capable of. We may have a box that God fits into. We have a part of our business plan where Jesus fits nicely. However, we have to get rid of a small God in our business. We have to let go of a small Jesus on our entrepreneurial walk. We have to stop worshiping a small savior. He is the conquering King. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He is bigger for your business than you ever believed. He is more in your marketplace than you ever imagined.
OUR LIMITED ABILITIES LIMIT GOD
God is able to do so many things in our businesses but we limit him because our faith is a factor of what we are able to see and do, not what God is able to do. We limit him because of our natural human experience and abilities. We limit the holy one of Israel, however, God is unlimited. In Matthew, chapter 9, Jesus was being followed by two blind men. They came to him and Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I’m able to do this?” The blind men said "yes," and they could see again. Now, notice that Jesus said "do you believe I'm able to do this," and not "do you believe you can see again?" This is important because if we're going to take the limits off of God, we have to give 100% credit, authority, and ability to God who is able to do what we can't humanly do on our own. Do you believe Jesus is able to do that thing you're praying for in your business? I hope you say, "YES!" Our faith is not in our faith, our faith is in him. It’s not your faith, it's who you have your faith in.