Updated: Dec 23, 2021
There is this great joy I felt when I paid off my credit cards both in my business and personal life. The joy wasn’t the act of paying it off, but instead came from looking back at all God had done to get me to this point. The joy came after covenants, thanksgiving, commitments, and dedications I made to the process of restoring my business. What a feeling!
I felt the same joy as I completed the rebuilding of my business, Creative Complex. I now have clear direction, I’m focused, the team is with me, and we’re all on the same page. Also, we’re profitable!! That’s a great feeling!
This is the joy we can all have and continue to carry on forever after Restarting our businesses. This isn’t the end of problems. Those are sure to continue. This is the beginning of joy in your business, regardless of the circumstances. If God did this once, he can do it always, and we need to remember that.
Nehemiah 12:43 says
"And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away."
God’s restoration of the ruined walls of the city and God’s restoration of the hearts of his people brought an indescribable joy. The people showed a renewed interest in the Word of God and his commands, and the desire to follow God’s Word. Their celebratory worship was truly a fellowship between God and man. It began with the prayer of one man, Nehemiah, and ended with the prayers of hundreds of families.
When you and your business have been restored to right standing with God and seek fellowship with him, everything changes and joy enters our personal lives and careers. Such expression of wholeness can permeate through your entire organization and reach far into the future of your entrepreneurial ventures.
Attempting to start great businesses for God often starts with a small step of faith and the knowledge that God is with us Godpreneurs always. The text says God made the people happy.
Feel the joy, you deserve it ????
P.S. I did a Business bible study called 40 Days to Restarting Your Business, God's Way. Check it out:
A business Bible study to help you rethink, reinvent, and restart your business, but this time, God's Way!
We parallel Nehemiah's rebuilding of the wall to your journey in rebuilding your business.
Also, coaches and Christian business leaders, you can use, edit, and repurpose the teachings for your own tribe! Check it out.