Updated: Jan 10
God wants to come into the Godpreneur’s business finances and powerfully and sometimes unexpectedly show up
My company does branding. We come up with excellent stories, logos, and websites for our clients. The price of what I charge is subjective. I don’t really have a “set price,” but I have a ballpark figure that I usually throw out.
One time I was going to pitch a client a $10,000 branding job and my partner convinced me to change it to $20,000. He didn’t want me to change anything in the proposal except the price. Same offer…double the amount. He told me to not put a limit on what God can provide, and I trusted him. By the time I arrived at the meeting, I had said: “The heck with it, I’ll double the $20,000 to $40,000.” After all, what did I have to lose?
I settled at $30,000 with the client! Wow! I went from $10,000 to $30,000 because my partner had shared some fantastic wisdom with me.
We do this as Godpreneurs sometimes. We expect too little. Well, guess what? We receive little. Most of us would have to give an honest answer that we put a limit on God. We don’t expect God to be present in our business all the time. We don’t expect God to have a plan for our life. We don’t always expect God to care about us. We don’t ever expect God to show up in our prayers.
This limitation is why many of us remain broke, financially in debt, and living paycheck-to-paycheck. This limitation is why we’re not millionaires.
See, rich people expect to have a lot of money, while the rest of us just wish we have enough for a secure a sufficient income. We just need to get through this pay period to pay the landlord and our vendors. We just need enough to make sure we make payroll. Sound familiar?
Christian entrepreneur, you are chosen as a holy and royal child of the Highest God! You have the right to proclaim the excellencies of He who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9). This is our RIGHT as Christians!
Listen, if we ask for just enough, God will give us just enough. God gives us what we ask for.
But if we think big, like my business partner, asked me to, then you’re presenting a bigger jar for God to fill.
Jesus said in Mark 11:23:
Honestly, I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
What Jesus is saying is that there is no limit to what God can do in your life. If you limit God, you define how He can work in your finances. If God is God, then you should broaden your expectation of Him to show up in your life financially.