God’s field is limitless, and it cuts across all industries and sectors of society. He is the Creator of all things, and all things are held together in Him. Therefore, as entrepreneurs, our businesses are God’s creation, and they are being held together by Him.
For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16, AMP)
With that said, how do we live through the quiet seasons of our businesses? How do we wait patiently for the Creator of all things to fulfill His promises?
Quiet seasons are difficult to embrace. The quietness can unfold in different ways: The rhythm of the business slows down, or the growth of the business becomes stagnant. Circumstances that lead to the quiet seasons may be out of our control.
However, the way we respond to the quietness is within our control. It is easy to strive and get things moving in the business, for example, make follow-up calls with your customers or pitch new products to potential investors, but your efforts fall short, and you are back to the drawing board. At this point, you begin to realize that you are helping God.
The quiet seasons are not punishment, even though they may feel like that. God uses these seasons to grab your attention and show you things you may have overlooked during the busy seasons. He reveals different aspects of your business that are outdated; for example, your team needs to learn more about digital marketing and the importance of using social media to reach your customers. Additionally, He provides you with new strategies to adapt to the current market trends, or He shines a light on the hidden areas of your life that are holding you back.
Moreover, God uses quiet seasons to remind us that He is God and we are not.
Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10, AMP)
The busyness of our lives can make us forget that He is the Creator of all things, Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. Therefore, God in His infinite wisdom slows down the rhythm of our businesses and gently whispers: Be still.
Will you be still?
The stillness is uncomfortable but knows that God is with you in the stillness. His still small voice doesn’t have to compete with other voices. His voice becomes the leading voice as you navigate the quiet season. After that, you become more aware of His voice, and you can tune into His frequency when the rhythm of your business picks up again.
All in all, God wants to be number one in every aspect of your life. Will you be still?