I know my calling is to help others discover what they were born to do. I feel it deep down in my soul. I’ve got dreams of writing books, speaking on stages, and inspiring millions.
But that doesn’t mean I’m always doing it. There are times I feel stuck, busy bringing in business and doing client work but not out there doing what I feel called to do.
I think it’s because I’m partly trying to figure out the plan so much in advance that I get stuck. My nature is to want to know, so I draw up roadmaps and plot my course, but then I scrap that plan because another possibility comes to mind. Maybe it’s because all of the chess I played throughout high school where it’s required to know your next 20 moves.
Sometimes we entrepreneurs know what our calling is, but we’re stuck on taking the next steps to bringing it all to life. The busyness of owning and running the business prevents us from taking the first steps.
Some of us have our 9-5 jobs, but our dreams keep calling us to the freedom of pursuing what we feel we were really born to do.
Here’s what we do know:
- God has a purpose for us as an entrepreneur.
- We know exactly what He’s called us to do! (if you don’t know, then you first need to pick up my book Discovering Your Calling as an Entrepreneur).
We also know there’s a plan because God says so in His word:
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
Unfortunately, we aren’t privy to the exact plan, and not knowing it step by step can leave us stuck, continually writing and rewriting the plan.
How do we move forward? How do we just put down the pen and pick up our pants and boldly step into the unknown?
The Bible says:
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength". (Philippians 4:13 NIV)
Only through Him can I do all things and be strengthened.
Spending time with God is key and the first step to becoming enlightened with the exact plan He’s already created.
The word says:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV)
The creator is the one that knows, so knowing the creator more and more is the only way we can be guided through the plan for the next steps in our entrepreneurship.
I decided in 2014 to get to know God more intimately by reading His word every morning and journaling my thoughts. It’s what led me to Daily Godpreneur. Had I not decided to walk more closely with God, you would not be reading this post today. I had ZERO clues about Daily Godpreneur before making the decision. I had first to draw closer to God, and He drew closer to me to reveal this plan.
The closer you get to God, then you will begin to see the business plans unfold in your entrepreneurial career and you will be on your way to living and operating in the marketplace within your calling. God wants to be next to you every step of the way.
You’re here to accomplish God’s goals and assignments for you. When you were in school, you had to go to class to be with the teacher so you could get your goals and assignments. It’s the same here. You need to be in class as much as possible so you can know what the next lesson is. Sometimes you might feel like you’re three grades ahead of yourself and surrounded by others much smarter. You might even feel like there must be a mistake and the wrong person was called to this class you’re in. But as you stay in class and learn more and more, those feelings of inadequacy will go away, and your Godfidence will grow. You’ll begin to see yourself as God sees you: a Godpreneur willing and able to attack the marketplace for His greater purpose.
We Godpreneurs draw strength from His word, prayer time, and continued fellowship with other Godpreneurs. That’s the formula I’ve used; it’s the only formula I’m qualified to teach. It’s helped me, and I know it can help us all. It’s so important that we stick together as a community because God will use other Godpreneurs to speak to us.
Imagine if we pursued God together, as we all brought our business visions to life.
To join the community of Godpreneurs online, visit https://godpreneur.teachable.com/.