Updated: Dec 28, 2020
I feel I was born to own an agency. I love the process of helping people start and grow their businesses. I have this desire, or this supernatural calling, to come alongside entrepreneurs to uncover and bring to life the business God created them to start. I want to help them tell the whole world about it.
But I didn’t always feel this way. When I first started my agency, I had no idea of what the concept of “calling” was. I didn’t know I had a calling and I certainly didn’t know I was supposed to help my clients bring their calling to life.
See, when I started my agency in 2005, I was deep into the nightlife world in Miami. I locked in all the major clubs on South Beach as clients. We did their websites, logos, flyer designs, and social media marketing. And business was GOOD!
Then in 2008, a friend invited me to church. I started attending regularly. That’s when I felt the nudge to leave the nightlife niche. It felt wrong to help nightclubs grow their business (attract more people to them) while I thought that God wanted me out of all the alcohol, drugs, and women that came with it.
Mostly, I was being called (and rescued) from “nightlife darkness” and invited to join “God’s light.” And I knew that if I was going to follow Christ, I needed to run a business worthy of this holy invitation.
All of us Godpreneurs have the same invitation to be God’s light in our industry. A calling from God to help people with our products and services isn’t just for some of us; it’s for all of us business owners who believe.
Every Christian business owner has God’s calling on their life.
The Greek define “calling” as a divine invitation. We have the opportunity to make God our new CEO and show us an entirely new way of owning and running a business.
So what if we haven’t felt this calling yet?
What if we can’t see a way to be a light in our industry?
How can we get to a place where we feel worthy of being called to the high responsibility of running a brand that reflects God’s light in our industries?
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NIV)
It’s God’s nature to want to be in a healthy relationship with us. By design, He sent us Jesus so that we would ha