Many times in business, when we feel like God isn't doing anything, He's really in the boardroom crafting page after page of your business plan. He's fully engaged and invested in every detail of our daily operations. He is never on break; there’s no vacation time for God.
Since giving my business over to God, I've come to realize that we never grow spiritually when everything in our business life is just the way we want it to be. I mean, look, you can learn things at church or in Bible reading, but that's just head knowledge.
The only way you know what you really believe is to have it put to the test. We can sing about trusting God. We can talk about trusting God. However, you don't know whether or not you trust God with your entire business until something happens in your company that makes no sense. You feel like it’s very unjust and not right, and you can't get any answers from God, and you don’t feel like He’s anywhere in the building, and you’re waiting, and you’re waiting, waiting, and waiting. That’s when you find out if you trust God.
When you get to this point of trust on your Godpreneurial journey, you're ready for your Jericho moment. Walls will come down. You'll take your rightful place in your marketplace. Get ready for your land of milk and honey!
The Bible says
Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (James 2:5 ESV)
In Godpreneurship, the Lord wants us to believe Him, to trust Him, to wait on Him with the right attitude - a believing attitude like what the apostle James was teaching to the early Christians.
When I'm in a waiting situation in my business, I always tell myself, "God is grinding." You need a catchy phrase to say to yourself when you're in this situation. I started doing this, and it’s really helpful. When I’m waiting on a big proposal, and I begin to think about how long it’s been, and my mind starts to go negative, I say out loud: “GOD IS GRINDING,” and it helps me because I truly believe He is.
You realize that when you get a breakthrough in business, God didn’t start just working on that a second before you got it. God’s working on your business right now. He’s heard your prayers. He’s working in your situation.
For entrepreneurs, faith is when you don’t see anything happening in your business, when the journey doesn’t feel right, and when you have questions that you’re not getting answers to. Faith is a matter of the entrepreneur's heart. Faith-filled Godpreneurs believe that God is working and that something good will happen, even when everything around them looks the exact opposite.
I'm always in situations that don't make any "business sense," but I believe in God. I think God is grinding. I have faith that something good is going to happen to me. I wholeheartedly believe the situation is going to change.