It’s important to me that my team know that God is the real CEO. I’m more like a manager. This is a nice thought, and I’ve actually proven it to my team. I tell stories of how God has come through for us at this last minute. I’ve even blogged about my experiences here on DailyGodpreneur.com.
We need a CEO that will fight our battles for us. We need a place to go and ask for help, guidance, and vision for what to do next.
In the book of Nehemiah, we meet a leader who has taken on the task of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. As Nehemiah and his team are rebuilding, they've reached a climax in the conflict brewing up between the forces that want to REBUILD vs the forces that want to stop all construction.
As the leader in charge, with nobody else to go and ask for support from, how do we fight battles that seem insurmountable, especially when the odds are stacked against us?
In the Bible, we see that if we put God first, he’ll give us the confidence needed to continue the work in the face of our trials.
In Nehemiah 4:19-20
"Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!”
When you find your back up against the wall, you must do these 3 things:
First, you need to go to prayer
Then, you need to unite your team.
Finally, you need to reassure them that God fights for you.
If you've been a Christian for long enough, you've already seen God come through for you in some way. Share those stories with your team. Since you’ve proven in the past that God comes through, it will give your team the confidence to continue moving forward.
We entrepreneurs are often fighting these battles alone…or at least it feels like it. We need to call on God, our CEO, to reassure ourselves that we can go to him whenever we need.
If we can get our vendors, contractors, freelancers, and employees to know the vision and stand behind it, we will be in the best position to finish the job we’ve been inspired to start.
All my best,
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P.S. I did a Business bible study called 40 Days to Restarting Your Business, God's Way. Check it out:
A business Bible study to help you rethink, reinvent, and restart your business, but this time, God's Way!
We parallel Nehemiah's rebuilding of the wall to your journey in rebuilding your business.
Also, coaches and Christian business leaders, you can use, edit, and repurpose the teachings for your own tribe! Check it out.