Staying the Course in Business: Part 7 – Humility While Waiting

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

My pride and selfishness get me in a lot of trouble, especially when it comes to waiting on God in my business. As time passes by, still not having achieved the successes I desire, my pride creeps in to whisper lies in my ear like “you deserve so much more than this, you should have more fame and fortune by now, what are you waiting for?”

And I know I’m not alone. In fact, because of my line of work, I’ve spoken with so many Christian entrepreneurs who share similar and sometimes deeper strongholds than I’ve personally ever felt.

We entrepreneurs suffer from:

  • The desire of being praised

  • The desire of being honored

  • The desire of being preferred

  • The desire of being consulted

  • The desire of being approved

  • The desire for comfort and ease

  • The fear of being humiliated

  • The fear of being criticized

  • The fear of being passed over

  • The fear of being forgotten

  • The fear of being lonely

  • The fear of being hurt

  • The fear of suffering

It’s our pride, coupled with one or more of these thoughts that hold us Godpreneurs back from doing the very things that God wants us to do WHILE we wait, so that later on, we can be lifted higher.

The Bible says

In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5‭-‬7 NIV