Updated: Nov 12, 2021
Going back to when I first got into a partnership with my friends to start the marketing agency, we did everything on our own. I didn’t seek advice. After all, I had just paid $130,000 for an Ivy League education at Cornell.
It wasn’t until after the partnership displaced and I went on my own that I came across the notion of “mastermind” and forming communities of advisors to help bounce ideas with.
Even though my partnership was 3 of us, like marriage, I considered myself one in business with them. We couldn’t handle the struggles on our own.
The enemy’s strategy is to divide and conquer. He wants me to think that I’m the only ones going through financial issues and employee crisis. He wants me to feel more embarrassed about my failure than I feel motivated to get help. He wants me to avoid the people who speak truth and love into my life. He wants me to disobey one of the foundational principles in Scripture:
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching." —Hebrews 10:23-25
I need that. I need it even today as I’m writing this. It’s a lie to think otherwise. It’s called loving biblical community.
Ironically, the worst I’m doing in business, the more I retreat and put up a front that everything is all good and I don’t need to meet with my counselors. That’s the enemy winning. This is the moment I actually need to stop everything I’m doing to meet up with another entrepreneur for advice.
What’s going on in your key relationships? What’s up in your marriage? Are you trying to handle it on your own? If you want to go it alone, I suppose you can try, but why? Maybe it’s time to flush some pride and ego and get connected like God designed it?
The lie is that you can get through the tough times in your business alone. The truth is that a Godpreneur surrounded by a wise biblical community will do better than a business owner in isolation.
God, I accept that I am not an island. I need You in my business. I need what You provide through others when business is tough. I confess my prideful, independent flesh patterns. Make me willing to accept Your grace, wisdom, and support through other Godpreneurs. Show me whom You want me to connect with today. Amen.
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