Updated: Feb 12
I was sitting in my office with one of my partners when my phone rang with an opportunity of a lifetime. A successful company had relocated to Miami, and they were looking to hire consultants to help them with out-of-the-box marketing ideas and strategic thinking.
My kind of client! It happens to be that I noticed they didn’t really have a strong brand story. They were ready for what we had to offer.
But the timing of the call was what piqued my curiosity.
See, my partner wasn’t supposed to be at my office at that time. Also, we hadn’t done a project together in a while. We were meeting for something related to Daily Godpreneur, and this excellent branding opportunity popped up out of nowhere.
No business partnership reaches its destiny in a single leap. Instead, we fulfill God’s purpose for our partnership by putting one foot in front of the other, moving in the marketplace as God directs us, and by continually evaluating, “What has God called us to in the business world? What has He promised us Godpreneurs? And where is He leading our business?”
Easier said than done, of course. As entrepreneurs, we’re always running so fast that we never stop to think about these things. And if we do ask, we doubt our ability to recognize the answer.
Amazingly enough, we serve a God that is NOT in the business of deception or trickery. Our God reinforces His directions for our businesses clearly, confidently, and concisely.
I’ve learned 3 truths about how God operates that keeps me believing and growing in my partnerships:
He will reveal His purpose for your business partnership through His Word.
He will confirm His plan for your partnership with your business circumstances.
He will affirm ongoing direction through people – employees, vendors, contractors, prospects, clients, and yes, your business partner.
The Bible says:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV)
If you get in a great habit of reading the Bible every morning, you’ll begin to notice that God’s Word provides directions. It gives directions for your business, the purpose for your entrepreneurial life, and the measuring stick to discern whether what we’re thinking about our business is His idea, our idea, or something for someone else to do in the marketplace.