Updated: Jan 7
As I reflect on terrible times in my business and marriage, I smile.
I smile because I’ve been through business debt, near marital divorce, terrible clients, and losing all hope in my business and marriage…yet I’m standing here today having overcome all of this because of God’s grace and never giving up.
Here’s the deal: I saw God rescue me from being a nightclub promoter into a church promoter. I saw God take me out of the muck of strip club marketing, to building church websites. I’ve seen God turn things around in my life, so that pushes me never to give up.
If God did it once, He would do it again! I’ve seen it in my own life!
But we entrepreneurs forget. We get so down on the terrible situations that we can’t remember who we were and who we’ve grown to become.
We forget that the reason we’re entrepreneurs is that we left the corporate world to take on the risk and that giving up isn’t an option.
We forget that we got married because we left our sexual sin behind and discovered that two is better than one, and that it sucks to be alone, and that we have a family, and giving up isn’t an option.
We need to understand that our current situation is temporary and that it’s not always going to be this way.
The bible says:
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 ESV)
Your business and marriage will not always be in the state; it’s in right now. As terrible as they may seem, if you only believe, I’m proof that it will not always be this way. The more you believe this, the less “sting” you feel when the punches come your way. The more faith you have in God, the faster you get up from the fall.
And do you want even better news?
It’s not that you need to attend five marriage seminars…
It’s not that you need to keep releasing new products and services…
It’s not more “work” that you have to