Updated: Mar 26, 2021
I’ve suffered in my entrepreneurial career from the frustration of unrealized dreams. There’s so much more I want to do and be, and at times I let my mind get stuck in a pattern of anger, disappointment and failure because of where I’m at now and where I want to be.
I am naturally an ambitious visionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s actually my gifting.
What’s wrong is when I allow my mind to live and exist in that space in the future. It’s fine to go there in your mind in terms of vision planning; it’s not fine to stay stuck there.
Because it’s fake. It’s not reality. It’s not today. It’s tomorrow, and today has its beauty. God never guaranteed us tomorrow, only what we have now.
When we live in ambition, we rob ourselves of what’s most important: serving the people that He’s put around us today, TODAY.
The Bible says:
"A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished." (proverbs 28:20)
Again, there is nothing wrong with healthy discontent of where we’re at financially or in rankings, but we cannot always live in the world of our aspirations; sometimes we must live in the world of our present circumstances.
Has your ambition gotten you down? Are you angry with God for the realities you face from day to day? Do you need a way out of your failure and disappointment?
What is your greatest ambition? Are you willing to let it go to serve God fully and wholly today in and through your business?
You are masterful and wonderful today. You are doing better than you think you are. The only reason you don’t feel good today is because you’re trying to live in a non existent future version of your business, and that’s not God’s design. Today, there are clients and employees that believe in you most. Gaining their approval and satisfaction is more important than your aspirations.
Godpreneurs always do their best TODAY, knowing that God will lift us up and never let us fail.