The other day a friend of mine was calling for career advice. He has a cushy 9-5 position but wants more. He’s tried flipping homes and selling insurance on the side. Neither has worked.
So I began probing and asking deeper questions about purpose and passion. When I asked him what he did at his job, his voice and energy changed. Come to find out the guy is a genius at his job and they rely on him to troubleshoot major problems when computers and servers go down. I was on to something.
I recommended that he see his current job as an entrepreneurial venture, invest in himself, and continually seek out better contracts in his space.
He had an ‘ah-ha!’ moment and said the words that I love to hear: “Alex, how do you do what you do? You’re a freaking fortune teller or something like that.”
I told him I can’t take any of the credit, that God has blessed me with the calling to help others find their ‘born to do identity’ and that we are all called by God to help others for his greater purpose.
We Godpreneurs have the ability to be a light for others to see God in us. This guy thought I was a fortune teller, but I quickly corrected him and said that that was God within me.
We can either take the credit or give the credit to where it’s due. God hopes that you’ll give the credit to Him because it will ultimately bring more people to Him, which is His main purpose for us.
The Bible says:
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 NIV
God’s ultimate plan for your entrepreneurial life reaches beyond the visions he’s given you for your business. He has positioned you in your industry as a singular point of light. You’re an influencer in a world that desperately needs to see something divine, something that is clearly not of this world.
Above and beyond the achievements associated with your gifts and talents, he wants to draw people to himself. Our entrepreneurial visions are means to a greater end, namely the glory of God and the salvation of men and women. This is His ultimate objective, His ultimate desire.
Imagine if our biggest prayers were that God would continue to make our light shine brighter for all the people around us to know Him more. Instead of praying for financial blessings or problems to go away (you can still pray that too), what if we also included a prayer to be a stronger light? If we’re obedient to God’s ultimate calling (to be a light), don’t you think that it will produce more blessings and favor from God?
Godpreneur Rule #49: Our success is accomplished with the help of God and we are here to be a light to the world and give the credit to God.