The scariest part of Restarting my business was doing it alone with my assistant. We were the first ‘wall builders’. Then I had to strategically convince others to join this amazing team of two that promises to change the world. I did all of this with debt piling up, no guaranteed clients, and off of the faith that God would provide and that it was His will that I start the business.
Serving God takes much courage. Yet, we do so because as Christians we know the cause is just and that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek to serve him.
People generally fall in two groups: entrepreneurs who volunteer to attempt the difficult tasks for God and employees who applaud those who do. To which group do you belong?
Today we are 16 people (maybe more by the time you read this blog). I thank God every day for blessing me with the team that pioneered this new company with me.
How did I come up with the 16 people? I let God bring them into my life. I primarily recruited from my Christian friends and church and other churches.
God shows us in Nehimiah 11 how they populated the city of Jerusalem in the same way.
Nehemiah 11:1-3 says
Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten of them to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns. The people commended all who volunteered to live in Jerusalem. These are the provincial leaders who settled in Jerusalem (now some Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants lived in the towns of Judah, each on their own property in the various towns,
Nehemiah and the people had restored the city wall. Now, what was needed was people who would live in that city and defend it, if necessary. Jerusalem, despite its new fortification, was still a dangerous place to live, one that was still prone to attack from neighboring factions. Nehemiah had decided the nation’s leaders and their families would live there, and the remaining spaces were to be given to people who volunteered or those who drew lots.
You have a network of people around you. Most won’t fit into your business. But if you pray for God to reveal each person, they will begin to surround your business. As long as your antennas are up, you’ll seize the opportunity when it comes.
We are loved by God. We are to prosper and succeed. God will reward us for the risks we took as pioneers to restart and rebuild. If we stay in the spirit and always come to God for our next steps, he will be faithful to bring us the right people to continue to build our businesses.