Updated: Dec 28, 2020
I love a good business partnership. When I can partner with someone really good in an area I’m weak at, amazing things happen. Each of us stays in our zone of genius, complementing each other so we can move the business forward.
There have been some businesses that I refuse to go into without first securing a business partner. Strategically, I know I could move an idea along better if I had someone to joint venture with because they have a strategic advantage in an area I may not.
This is also how I feel about my partnership with God on my entrepreneurial journey. Knowing what I know today about God’s power in every area of my business, there’s no way I would ever start a business without partnering with God.
The biggest reason I partner with God is that I have so many areas of weaknesses, both personally and professionally, that having a relationship with God helps me to balance it out.
Without God as my partner; I probably would have quit entrepreneurship a long time ago.
We all have shortcomings in our personal and business lives. Our weakness can show up in the area of finance, sales, relationships etc. We’re not 100% perfect in every area.
The danger that happens is that if we focus on our shortcomings, we can convince ourselves not to launch a certain venture or campaign simply because we don’t feel qualified to do it.
Our shortcomings can kill our calling.
However, God wants to partner with us and has called each of us and set us apart to bring something to life. The fact that we have shortcomings is ON PURPOSE! Why? By design, God set it up so that we rely on Him for the areas in business we are weak in.
What defects, deficiencies, or drawbacks are preventing you from moving forward in your calling?
God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.
Most of us are familiar with the famous Bible verse “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
But it’s what Jeremiah responds to God that is often forgotten.
Jeremiah says, “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” (1:6)
What we see here is Jeremiah receiving the calling from God, yet focusing on his shortcomings and giving excuses and convincing himself that he’s not qualified.