Overcoming Obstacles to Launching Your Idea – Step 3: You’re Invited

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

There have been several “storms” in my business where I had to make a big decision of whether I was going to risk it all to follow what I knew God wanted me to do, or what was comfortable and secure for my mind.

In 2014, the choice was to keep all my current Nightlife clients and continue on my trajectory of building a multi-million dollar agency or let the Nightlife go to rebuild in a whole new industry.

In 2016, a potential lawsuit left me having to choose to shut down my ten-year-old company or start a new one with an entirely new process of how my agency was going to run.

In 2018, an opportunity to launch a membership platform for Christian Entrepreneurs left me choosing between that and another membership brand I was building.

In every case, a violent storm was raging on in and around me. I knew God was inviting me to new areas, but they were risky because they were new ideas.

We entrepreneurs, by definition, take risks. We see an opportunity, create a plan (sort of), and go after it. But when you’re forced to decide on one of life’s storms, taking that leap of faith isn’t so easy.

How can we hear Jesus’s invitation to TAKE A RISK, and respond to the invitation, even when we’d be lost and relying 100% on faith?

That’s a great question. That’s the question that breaks the chains and will help launch the business God created us to do.

In the Bible, Peter was in a similar situation on the Sea of Galilee. There was a storm raging, Jesus appears like a ghost, all the disciples are confused and scared for their life, and Jesus says one word that should give us confidence in our launches.

The bible says

Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. “A ghost!” they said, crying out in terror. But Jesus was quick to comfort them. “Courage, it’s me. Don’t be afraid.” Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.”