Updated: 6 days ago
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.
You can trust this: God will never instruct you to do something in your business contrary to the Bible. His Word leads you, instructs you, and serves to affirm our daily walk as Godpreneurs so we can press on.
And as you’re developing a daily habit of reading the Bible, you’ll notice that God used circumstances and people to continue to guide us in His purpose for us.
Mary was comforted when John the Baptist leaped in Elizabeth’s womb
Joseph was reassured through his dreams
Moses saw a burning bush and his staff turn into a rod, confirming that God was with Him in the ultimate purpose He had for him.
We entrepreneurs are details people. Seeing is believing for us. We plan, and we like to see the numbers add up. Things need to make sense, so walking a journey of faith is a tough ask.
But if we stick to our business partnerships in faith, and faithfully follow Him, He will confirm the purpose of our partnerships through His Word, and He’ll affirm His purpose for our coming together through our circumstances.
Godpreneur Rule: Godpreneurs in partnerships know that God is speaking to us through His Word, confirming our purpose through our circumstances in business and affirming our partnership through others.
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