Updated: Jan 19, 2021
I have an incredible gift and talent to sort through complex issues in business by using my logic and reason. Abstract ideas are a piece of cake for me to understand.
But…I don’t like just memorizing things without completely understanding the underlying concepts.
This is probably why it was hard for me to grasp the miraculous, supernatural, unexplainable things about God at the start of my walk. Since I couldn’t explain it, I didn’t fully embrace it.
This “rational” way of thinking is often where I find new entrepreneurs thinking about launching a business. When we set out to do something risky like start a business, logic starts to kick in, we start crunching numbers, doing the math, calculating times, and one year later, we’re still computing.
For those of us that think rationally about moves we’re going to make, we have an especially hard time launching businesses and believing God can fill in the gaps we don’t fully understand.
But I believe us rational thinkers have the most to gain from launching into the unknown. All we need is for God to show up on a miraculous way once, and we’ll be believers for life.
The bible says:
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! (Proverbs 3:5-8 MSG)
God is telling the rational-minded folks here to trust Him and lean not on your understanding.
God knows you. He knows that you have an instinct to want to know and understand.
But this can backfire on you, especially if you’re trying to launch