8 Lies of Entrepreneurship – 8 Truths to Battle Those Lies

Updated: Jan 6

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."

LIES


Out of the eight entrepreneurial lies we’ve uncovered, identify the ones that are most pressing on your business right now:

  1. Entrepreneurship is irrelevant

  2. Owning a business is the only way to be happy

  3. Your business will complete you

  4. You can handle it on your own

  5. Getting a 9-5 is an option

  6. Working more is better for your children

  7. Your business is hopeless

  8. Godpreneurship isn’t worth it


TRUTHS


Read the truths that replace the lies that you find directly affecting you:

  1. Entrepreneurship is divine, timeless, and significant

  2. Solo-preneurship is a gift to cherish or a season to enjoy

  3. Christ is the only one who can complete you

  4. You need outside help to handle your business

  5. Getting a 9-5 is only an option in certain extreme cases

  6. Time with kids is far more important than time in the business

  7. God offers hope and restoration for your business