Updated: Feb 11, 2021
I confess that I’ve got some insecurities that hold me back from time to time.
I’ve seen God’s vision for me and my business, I even have it written down in smart goal format.
But the vision is so big, I start to doubt I’m big enough yet, I’ll be short on money, there are so many steps to get there, and what if I fail…again!
All of us entrepreneurs face this giant several times in our careers. God calls us beyond our comfort zones, and as exciting as it might be to think about it when it comes to execution, we freeze, tense up, and retreat back to the place we feel in control.
How can we rise up to what we were born to do if we’re crippled with these insecurities?
Maybe your corner office and a steady paycheck is your safe zone. Perhaps the products and services you’re most familiar with are the ones you stick to. Maybe the business is coasting and the mindset of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” makes you feel confident in your business.
Listen, it will always be overwhelming when you are pursuing God’s plan for your business. We’re in the business of saving souls in the marketplace, how can you expect it to be easy? If it were easy, everyone would be saved, and we’d be in heaven.
The key thing I’ve learned several times is this: Trust God in what He can do and not your own feelings and emotions.
The Bible says
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)
When God reveals His plan for you in the marketplace, it’s going to be beyond your current skill set or ability. If it’s not, then you need to question if it’s really from God. It will surely be beyond your knowledge level and likely be outside of your budget. That’s by design. Why? To stretch you and challenge you to come out of your comfort zone and start becoming the Godpreneur He desires for you to be.
The Bible says
"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 1:6 NIV)
You will feel insecure. You will feel fear. You will feel small. You will feel overwhelmed. You will feel broke. But be confident that God’s looking to level you up in each of these areas because every time you do face this giant of insecurity, you’ll be stronger than the time before, which means you’ll be able to do a more significant thing the next time around.
The only way we can overcome those insecurities that haunt every entrepreneur is by trusting God’s ability to lead our businesses. That’s the difference between a Godpreneur and an entrepreneur. We put God first. In this Godfidence, we conquer our fears.
You might be trying to come up with every excuse as to why you couldn’t possibly be the one to do this. You’ve convinced yourself that you don’t have the skills, that it wasn’t meant for you.
Trust me, I’ve been there, and I’ll be there again. God won’t leave us. As we learn to trust in the Bible and apply it to our businesses, our confidence rises above feelings of insecurity.
We Godpreneurs do great things in the marketplace when we go beyond our comfort zone. Let God comfort you today. Let these words encourage you to break out of any mindset that makes you feel insecure so you can start seeing you as God sees you.
Imagine if we all ran our businesses confidently knowing that God already gave us victory! We’ll all overcome and be mighty marketplace ministers ready to accomplish great things for the kingdom. Amen!