Updated: Nov 12, 2021
Sometimes I think about how easy it would be to have a 9-5 job. Just tell me what to do, and I do that one thing. Set me on my path, lay out my duties and responsibilities for me, and make sure that check is in my bank account on the 1st and the 15th.
But this is a big fat LIE, and I know it!
This lie is really just a sub-lie of one of the enemy’s other favorite lies that “easy is better than hard.”
Whenever I’m struggling in business, I sit down and look at the vision board I created for my future and realize that it could never happen with a 9-5 job. I picture myself standing in front of audiences teaching them about business. I imagine myself signing books, leading big paying consulting gigs, and in a cool office environment I co-created with God. And then I have a fake conversation with myself: “remember back in the day Alex, when you wanted to quit, when you were anxious about the business surviving, when you wanted to go back to working in an easy environment? Thank goodness you didn’t, bro!”
Honestly, easy is seldom better than hard. The truth is that entrepreneurship is one of God’s best ideas, and a good business is an inexpressible joy. Work? Yes. Pain? Yes. Blood, sweat, and tears? Yes, all of that too… but it’s worth it.
The bible says
"From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward." —Proverbs 12:14
At some point I made new business with the mindset that I promised to stick through it all. I reaffirmed my commitment to follow through it, and agreed to engage fully to restore and build the business that God had for me.
As He works in me today, I consciously look at how I’m changing into God’s image through my business. It’s a process and it will never be perfect (don’t expect that), but I know that I’m in God’s will, and that my business is worth every bit.
The lie is that entrepreneurship isn’t worth the bother. The truth is that your business is worth the effort.
God, renew my mind according to Your Truth. Take my worn-out heart and strengthen it. I can’t fix this on my own, so I ask You to be at work in my business life. Use it all, good and bad, to conform me to Your Son and give me the conviction that it is worth it. Amen!
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