Whenever there’s been a huge shift in the direction of my business life, there was always a short period of agony and pain. The frustration wasn’t so much about what had happened in the past, but more about not knowing what’s coming up. But the beautiful part about these periods has been the amount of time I get to spend with God and waiting for His directions for me.
In 2014 I had a time when I shifted my entire business our of serving the nightlife industry. It was one of the darkest times of my life. Now that I look back though, it was an amazing time because I drew closer to God than ever before!
In 2016 I had another major shift. Once again, a deep amount of uncertainty was met with frustration and pain, but it was a time where I drew closer to God and lining up my will with His calling.
In a rapidly changing world with so many opportunities and distractions, we entrepreneurs face a challenge: move on to the next thing and not wait for instructions. We think that we know what we’re doing. We’ve even convinced ourselves that we’re doing God’s will.
Entrepreneurs don’t wait, right? We attack. Action! Hunt and kill. We have to bring back food for the family. We think that nothing good will come from waiting.
But what I’ve learned is that the most valuable time in my life has been the short season between one calling and the next calling. This is the season of alignment to God’s purpose for me and you. This season is the tune up for the next 50,000 miles on our engine. It’s a very exciting time if we have the right attitude.
That sounds great for you Alex, but how do we embrace the challenges of this changing time and overcome the RESISTANCE that wants to convince us that we can move on our own?
The Bible says
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:8 NLT
The times that you’ll do your most personal development is the “in between” time. Why? Because once it’s go time, it’s GO TIME! A military doesn’t train during war. They train to be in the war!!
In the battlefield for our attention, it’s no wonder God has to change things up on us. There’s a big enemy that wants to take you from opportunity to opportunity and not give you a chance to have some water.
In entrepreneurship, you’re either in a time of expansion, waiting, or contraction. It’s a rollercoaster, and you’re either up, down, or steady and waiting for the next twisted turn.
Instead of being depressed (which is what the enemy wants), you have to draw closer to God and be thankful for this time of intimacy. This is a time where you drop bad habits and bad people so you can move up into new levels with God. It’s a time where God tunes the guitar to his melody.
More often than not though, we are trying to fit God into our busy lives. A waiting period has us realize that we’ve drifted and we need to come back to face north.
God’s greatest desire isn’t for you to do things for Him, His greatest desire is to draw close to us. When we allow God to take over all of us, He can then fulfill His calling over our lives.
Godpreneur Rule #37: In times of business uncertainty, Godpreneurs draw close to God.