I led a bible study at my warehouse for entrepreneurs in my church. The book we read helped us all recognize our gifts and talents, and how we could use the findings to help guide the decision of what business we should be in.
I’ve always been one to help others try to figure out their way. As a branding guy, it’s part of my job to help entrepreneurs figure out how to position themselves in the market, then bring that vision to life through logos and websites.
When the church asked me to lead a group, I figured I would lead one in the area of purpose, identity and calling so that I could help church members find their entrepreneurial way.
Little did I know that God was really showing me my calling through this bible study. Here I was trying to help others find their way, and I was the one finding my own way!
I found out that all of my gifts and talents were leading me towards helping others find and discover the calling they have over their life.
You would think that I did something immediate about it, right? Wrong. For the next couple of years I wrestled with this. I sorta implemented it, but not really. I kept asking God what he wants, how he wants me to do it, when he wants me to do it.
For most of us entrepreneurs, the discovery of our calling will be a deep psychological process of discovery. We’ll search up and down. We’ll go to many places in search of our purpose.
But I think the problem is that we’re asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking God “what do you want”, we’re asking ourselves “what do I want”.
And if God came down and asked “what do you want” we wouldn’t know the answer. Instead, we’d be face to face with our Creator, asking Him “what do you want me to do?”
We don’t know the answer to this all important question.
We’re not sure what we’re seeking.
We don’t know where we’re going.
But God promises that if we seek to do his will in this world, that we will find what we’re truly looking for…which is to be sought after, to be used for something great.
The Bible says
Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Galatians 1:10 NLT
Your journey to finding your calling doesn’t have to be so hard if we really do what God wants us to do.
The problem comes when RESISTANCE comes and meets you at the point where you’re either going to do God’s plan or your own. Your calling is easy to do once you’ve found it, but finding it is the hardest part because there’s a force that doesn’t want you to find it.
We only need to do one thing in order to find and stay within our calling: find and stay with God.
The best part is that we go in seeking God and our calling, and we come out discovering that God was the one all along seeking us and he’s called us to amazing things.
We enter this process seeking—but we’ll leave being sought.
We need to give up our searches and take up our new calling and identity…not because you have all the answers, but because your caller is the one that does.
This isn’t a religious process or program, this is a CEO above you that wants to guide and mentor you along your entrepreneurial journey. Just knowing that God is interested in you specifically should change your life.
Godpreneur Rule #23: Godpreneurs Find Their Way and Stay on the Path By Finding and Staying with God.