Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Choosing to be an entrepreneur means choosing to do one of the most difficult yet rewarding jobs in all possible career fields.
When I left the corporate world in 2004 to start my own business, it was exciting. A young 22-year-old, naive and ambitious, Alex took it to the streets to hustle a buck.
I would never have imagined all of the STRESS I would have to endure.
But something amazing happened along the way. I became ‘born again’ and started going back to church. The implications this had on my business would almost immediately be evident.
The biggest, and most glorious change, was that I now had the best business partner in the world, God!
God came along for the rollercoaster ride, held my hand, and said to me, “Hold on, it's going to be rough, but I’m here to guide you along the way.”
This was a huge turning point in my business because I now had a business partner. I could throw my stresses and worries onto…which is one of His main roles.
Psalms 20 says:
“May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.”
God has saved my business countless times. He answers my prayers as long as I continue to put my trust in Him.
When I’m overstressed, that’s indicative of my lack of trust in God…while He's seeking His next move for me.
Some put their trust in their bank accounts, but that fluctuates too much, so then your stress does too. If we want to live more stress-free on the rollercoaster, it’s important to trust in God’s role as your business partner.
Others will be brought to their knees and fall, but we will rise and stand firm in our partnership with God.