Updated: Jul 25
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:
Entrepreneurship is divine, timeless, and significant
Solo-preneurship is a gift to cherish or a season to enjoy
Christ is the only one who can complete you
You need outside help to handle your business
Getting a 9-5 is only an option in certain extreme cases
Time with kids is far more important than time in the business
God offers hope and restoration for your business
A godly entrepreneur will bring Him glory and bless the business immensely
Now, take both the lies and the truths to the Holy Spirit and ask that He would do the work that only He can do.
Spirit, show me, right now, the lies that are oppressing my business. In the name of Jesus, I rebuke Satan who is the father of those lies. I reject the lies as destructive and wrong. Renew my mind. Replace the lies with life-giving Truth. Reveal to me now specific changes that You want to make in my attitude and my actions. I surrender to You now. Live through me, moment by moment today, according to Your truth. Amen!!!
What lies about business and entrepreneurship have I believed?
What is God specifically saying to me about these lies?
What will I do about it?
What does God want me to share with someone who’s struggling in their business?
8 Lies of Entrepreneurship
In this course, I show you 8 lies that keep Godpreneurs bogged down in feelings of inadequacy, insecurities of owning a business, and 8 truths to combat lies.
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