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Feeling Unproductive? Start Every Day with This Powerful Secret!

I've been feeling “off my game” recently.  I'm a bit overwhelmed, feeling unproductive, and just flat out drained.


And then the Spirit spoke and told me.


I haven't been in the word every morning like I used to.


I want to write to you today about the importance of prioritizing the word, daily, especially for God-first entrepreneurs.


The Problem: Burnout


Like many of you, I’ve often caught myself muttering, "I’m overloaded." My to-do list seem endless, my Trello cards keep piling up, my BNI commitments seem overwhelming. I strive to juggle my responsibilities, yet I often end up feeling drained and unproductive.


Isn’t it true for all of us?  We’re constantly racing against the clock, trying to squeeze productivity out of every minute. 


In our entrepreneurial journey, this constant hustle can lead to burnout instead of breakthroughs.


God Has a Plan


But what if I showed you there’s a different way to run your business? A way that doesn’t just manage time but redeems it for God-first purposes?


Consider the disciples in a boat, swamped by a sudden squall on the Sea of Galilee, as told in Luke 8:23-24.

[22] One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. [23] As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. [24] The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. [25] “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

The disciples were overwhelmed, in great danger, and then Jesus calmed the storm with just a few words. 


This story isn’t just a display of divine power; it’s a vivid illustration of peace amidst chaos. Jesus didn’t start His day with the storm; He started with prayer. Mark 1:35 shows us Jesus rising early, retreating to a solitary place to pray.


His priority was time with the Father, setting the tone for His day ahead, grounded in spiritual focus.


The Road to Redemption for Godpreneurs


Now, let’s bring this onboard our entrepreneurial ship. Starting our day with the Word is like setting the coordinates on our ship’s compass—to navigate through the day’s storms and not just survive, but thrive. 


By embedding scripture and prayer into the beginning of our day, we anchor ourselves in God’s presence. This isn’t just about reading the Bible; it’s about making it a base for all decisions and interactions. Think of it as “grace-based productivity” where our activities stem from peace, not towards it.


Imagine a community of Godpreneurs who start their days in God’s Word, aligning their purposes with His. This isn’t just good time management; it’s transformed time management. Here, our businesses become ministries, our interactions become opportunities for grace, and our schedules become a reflection of our faith.


This principle isn’t just about avoiding being swamped by busyness but about being purposefully productive. When we prioritize the Word, we operate out of rest, not rush. We make decisions that are proactive, not reactive. And collectively, we exemplify the peace of Christ in the marketplace, drawing others not just to our businesses, but to our Savior.


Principle: Becoming a Daily Godpreneur


By reframing our approach from simply managing time to redeeming time through Christ, we set a foundation that alters every aspect along our entrepreneurial journey. It’s about making the first things first, both in business and in faith. 


As we progress through this series, keep this principle close: Daily Godpreneur. Let it guide you from the first moment of your morning, and watch as it reshapes your day, your business, and your ministry.

 

Tips for Daily Bible Habit for Entrepreneurs


I have several blog posts and a devotional on YouVersion about my daily Bible habit.  I pray it's the catalyst to you finally becoming a daily student of the Bible.



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