Updated: Jan 20, 2021
Today I want to talk to you about clients confirming your plans.
All entrepreneurs have these grand visions of seeing our products and services succeed. We would buy our own services, and we’re 100% sure everyone in the market will buy it too!
If you were in corporate America, you’d have to go through months, sometimes years of product development and testing to come out with a new service offering.
But if we just do a little listening to our clients and some basic planning, God will use our clients to confirm our plans.
In 2015 I made some major shifts in the direction of my business. Towards the end of that year, I started to let God control more and more of my business. I was so focused on doing everything myself, I wasn’t letting God into the entire process, even service development and prospecting.
One day I woke up and said, God, I want to serve the people you want me to serve. I want to bring identity to those entrepreneurs that YOU’RE trying to save, that you’re trying to be a part of their business more.
You see, God evangelizes wherever we’ll let him. He’ll use you, the entrepreneur, to get to other entrepreneurs who he wants to be involved with.
That very same day, after declaring that morning that I wanted to be used by God, 3 POTENTIAL clients called me back-to-back-to-back. I spoke with each one, and each one was in the same place: they each wanted a higher meaning and purpose for their entrepreneurial lives.
I hung up the phone so happy after the 3rd person, I just thanked God for using me to reach entrepreneurs.
What am I saying?
If you align yourself with the plans that God has for you, God will use your clients to confirm the service offering that you should be focusing in on fully.
When the children of Isreal were at the point before crossing the River Jordan into the promised land, they sent out two spies to check out the city of Jericho. While they were there, they came across an inn keeper by the name of Rahab. She was an entrepreneur, a hotel owner. She wasn’t Israeli, she was actually the enemy. But she was different than the rest of the people of that city, and God was going to use her in a major way.
Rahab spilled the beans to the two Israeli spies. She said to them in Joshua 2:8-14
“I know that the LORD has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you.”
Imagine you’re on the phone with a client and they tell you “I just know that you were placed here to help me, I felt it.” This surprising outburst of faith shows how God had a plan in bringing Rahab and the spies together.
And see, it is the same kind of thing we see when God supernaturally brings us to clients who are open to our products and services. God will use seemingly unimportant clients at the right time to confirm your business growth plans, your products and your services.
But how do we know that the next 3 phone calls are going to be the ones? How can we tell if it’s from God?
That day I spoke with the 3 clients that confirmed my direction, all 3 of them dropped clues of their faith in a higher power. This is when I knew God was at work.
Rahab continues in Joshua 2 to confess to the spies
“And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.”
Rahab’s declaration “He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath” is proof of her faith. It is not strong faith and it is not perfect faith, but her faith is there. In the same way, we’re not looking for clients to know their bible cover to cover, but just for a glimmer of faith. We may not like the business that client is currently in, or we may have an impression of them as too small or even too big of a client, but the fact is that God doesn’t see clients (and everyone for that matter) for their works, he sees them for their faith.
Like Rahab, my clients knew who God was, knew who they were in themselves, and trusted God.
You may be an accountant or a physical therapist. You may feel strongly about a certain philosophy in your business style or your practice. The clients that are for you are clients that will also show signs that they agree with your train of thought.
For me, it’s important that my clients understand and know God, because, I do identity branding for their businesses from God’s perspective.