The scariest part of Restarting my business was doing it alone with my assistant. We were the first ‘wall builders’.
Then, I had to strategically convince others to join this amazing team of two that promises to change the world. I did all of this with debt piling up and no guaranteed clients. I was relying on my faith that God would provide and that it was His will that I start the business.
Serving God in entrepreneurship takes much courage. Yet, we do so because, as Christians, we know the cause is just and that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek to serve him.
People generally fall into two groups: people who volunteer to attempt the difficult tasks for God, and people who applaud those who do.
To which group do you belong?
I thank God every day for blessing me with team members that pioneer new ventures with me.
How do I find and recruit other God-first people to come work with me? I let God bring them into my life. I primarily start recruiting through my network of friends at church.
God shows us in Nehemiah 11 how the leaders rebuilding the city re-populated Jerusalem the same way.
Nehemiah 11:1-3 says
"Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten of them to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns. The people commended all who volunteered to live in Jerusalem. These are the provincial leaders who settled in Jerusalem (now some Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants lived in the towns of Judah, each on their own property in the various towns,"
Nehemiah and the people restored the city wall. Now they needed people who would live in that city and defend it, if necessary.
Jerusalem, despite its new fortification, was still a dangerous place to live. the city was still prone to attack from neighboring factions. Nehemiah decided the nation’s leaders and their families would live there, and to give the remaining spaces to people who volunteered or those who drew lots.
You have a network of people around you, too. Most won’t fit into your business. But if you pray for God to reveal each person, they will begin to surround your business. As long as your antennas are up, you’ll seize the opportunity when it comes.
We are loved by God. We are to prosper and succeed. God will reward us for the risks we took as pioneers to restart and rebuild. If we stay in the spirit and always come to God for our next steps, he will be faithful to bring us the right people to continue to build our businesses.
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.
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