Updated: Dec 27, 2020
I have this crazy desire for entrepreneurs to find their calling. I’ve written a book, held live events, done private coaching, come up with personality tests, and studied and researched countless hours to gain more knowledge and skills in the area of calling.
Not everything for me has been an instant hit or success. I’ve had to adjust, change, cancel, add, and keep on trying. I could have quit many times. I’ve been at the end of my last dollar after investing it all to further my calling.
Feeling DEFEATED is probably the biggest of all calling killers we entrepreneurs can go through. We start with so much enthusiasm in our business, then somewhere down the line, it’s like someone popped the balloon, and we’re no longer able to keep going.
When we feel called from God to do something, and after doing it for a long time with nobody responding or there’s very little progress, it discourage us, and we want to rest.
How do we keep going when it seems like nobody is listening and responding to our message?
The bible says:
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 NIV)
The reason you’ll feel defeated when you’re in or close to your calling is that your calling from God in business is your version of missionary evangelism.
The same way someone on a mission to Guatemala was called to go from village to village spreading the gospel, God has chosen you to go out and preach your message of how your products and services are a solution to a problem. But this is exhausting work and full of much defeat and disappointment.
You are feeling DEFEATED be