From 2014 to 2016 I was on a “hiring freeze”. For 2 years I ran my business with a skeleton crew of 2-3 people.
It’s tough to do business with only a couple of people. It gets lonely and it’s a lot of work. Plus, I was just barely getting by financially, meeting my own needs primarily.
Early in 2016 I began to feel God stirring me to “unfreeze” my hiring and start bringing a team together.
As the team came together, I began to realize something profound: God wanted to use me to bless others on my team financially.
We entrepreneurs can sometimes get caught up in the “me mentality”. What’s in it for me? How will this benefit me? How will this hurt me? How will my bank account grow from this?
That’s where God wants us to shift our mentality.
We serve a God of abundance! He doesn’t want you to have just barely enough to meet your own needs; He wants you to be so blessed that you have more than enough to meet the needs of the employees, contractors and vendors around you in your business. He wants your company to be so blessed financially that not only can you pay your bills and accomplish your own dreams, but you can be a blessing to others.
The bible says
“…Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” (Psalm 35:27, NKJV)
God wants you to excel in every area of your business. He actually takes pleasure in it! And I believe He wants you to be blessed because, through you, He wants to bless people, your church (with increased tithes), and charities around you that you’ll support.
So, how do you live this “blessed” life?
Unfortunately, you can’t just “think” your way to abundance. The book “the secret” is really missing a major component in this law of attraction.
Yes, first, you have to make room for it in your thinking. You have to expect that He wants to bless your business. If your thinkin’ is stinkin’, so will your life. If your mentality is of overflow and abundance, you’re now thinking like God.
But where this “law of abundance” drops the ball is that, second, you must walk in obedience. I don’t care how much you think about getting rich or having millions, if you’re steeling money, cheating on your spouse, and living in clear opposition of God’s very best for you, you’re not going to experience the blessings of God.
We’re Godpreneurs. Our CEO is God. He sees every part of our life. He knows what we’re thinking and doing. If we can align our thinking and obedience, we can experience the blessings of God. Not because of our own financial gain, but because of the financial gain of others. Change your mindset to want to make money to bless others. He delights in our prosperity!