Updated: Nov 12, 2021
Some years back, I realized that I didn’t like entrepreneurship anymore. I knew I couldn’t just stop and close up my shop . I wasn’t just going there and getting a job. But I knew I couldn’t stay where I was. So, I looked at my business model and said to myself, “Do I really want to live like this for another 10 years?”
When I get pounced and tossed by these thought of quitting, I picture Paul from the bible.
Paul learned the lesson of contentment in extenuating circumstances. As he wrote Philippians, he was in jail, had no money, and was near execution; but he still found joy in Christ. Paul’s joy didn’t come from improved circumstances. It came from living according the truth rather than buying into the lies of the world, the flesh, and Satan. It’s the same for you and your business. Remember, the secret of Godpreneurship is you walking the marketplace like Christ – in the Spirit, worshiping God by doing what you were born to do. Let’s do something about that, following the pattern Paul laid out in Romans 12:1-2:
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Out of the eight entrepreneurial lies we’ve uncovered, identify the ones that are most pressing on your business right now:
Entrepreneurship is irrelevant
Owning a business is the only way to be happy
Your business will complete you
You can handle it on your own
Getting a 9-5 is an option
Working more is better for your children
Your business is hopeless
Godpreneurship isn’t worth it
Read the truths that replace the lies that you find directly affecting you: