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 a new business. Starting a brand is your chartered territory. I’ve launched many businesses, and I’m still a little nervous when I launch a new one.
God wants to fill in what you don’t understand with the supernatural, unexplainable power only He can provide.
Reading the Bible daily has helped me see and understand God’s word for me and my business in all new ways. I’m always amazed at its beauty and also the power it has to explain things happening in my business.
In the Bible, you’ll see many supernatural, unexplainable things happening and you’ll wonder if this is ever going to happen in your life. Listen, Godpreneur – if God did it once, He’ll do it again.
Lean not on your understanding when launching your business because it will block you from allowing God into the process — allowing God to build faith, a necessity for someone taking the risk of starting a new venture.
If we Godpreneurs can rationalize that faith is necessary for launching a brand, then it makes it easier for the next thing we launch because we’ll allow God into the process a lot sooner and wonder why we didn’t have this level of faith all along.
Godpreneur, launching our businesses doesn't have to be that hard! Being rational and always analyzing things is a gift from God, but we can’t allow the enemy to use it against us and prevent us from launching the thing we were born to do.
God’s grace wants to intervene in the process of launching our business; let’s allow God to do what only He can do. We can’t decide to launch this idea only by what we can see or understand. Yes, we are invited to seek, understand, analyze, and make plans, but if there isn’t room for a leap of faith, we’re not allowing for the supernatural to happen in our businesses.
If God is at the center of our business life, then we need to EXPECT the supernatural. Make it part of the business plan!
The bible says:
It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:5-6 MSG)
We Godpreneurs have to understand that God does not just want us to launch a business, but that He wants to do miraculous, unexplainable things through the launch experience, and the experience of our future clients.
Godpreneur Rule – Godpreneurs expect to see what we can’t explain when launching our new businesses.
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