I have some weak spots in my business life. Let me name a couple. I’m easily taken into new entrepreneurial ventures and ideas. This can be bad if you’re already focused on building another. Also, I’m great at starting things but often not great at finishing and closing them out to completion.
Instead of ignoring or giving into my weak spots, I’ve recognized them and put some things in place to combat them. First, I have a productivity planner I look at every morning to keep me on track with my main priorities. I meet with my executive assistant each morning and she holds me accountable to staying on track, not letting me venture too far into the serial entrepreneur mode.
Second, I hired a project manager to close out projects. She’s diligent and detail oriented.
The enemy will come and try to attack us in our weak spots. He knows them, sometimes better than we do. If we don’t recognize our weaknesses, or worst, recognize them but not do anything about them, we’ll find ourselves and our team fighting an enemy that is well equipped to take us down.
Nehemiah was going through attacks. But like a military strategist, he moved to fortify the areas. And as the leader, he gave a pep rally and tells everyone not to be afraid.
Nehemiah 4:14 says
After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
God is your commander in chief. God leads you and your team. Hold a mental picture of God when you see the attacks coming. If God is for you, who can be against you?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, (Colossians 3:23)
The enemy won’t stop attacking, but neither will God stop being for your success.
Imagine if all entrepreneurs visualized God leading our businesses. Wow, what an incentive to help us keep going and growing through the good times and bad. That should be our only incentive to keep us going.