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The Entrepreneur’s Cure for Being Overwhelmed

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Today is small business Saturday (the day after black Friday in case you didn’t know). And although there is a great positive message behind this day, I can’t help but think that this time of the year will leave many business owners feeling overwhelmed.

For me, I’m thinking about marketing plans, product releases, the new year, systems and processes, and so many things at once.

Being an entrepreneur is a gift and a curse. The gift is that the ideas come to us so easily and we we’re so excited to make them happen. The curse is that the ideas can sometimes lead us to be overwhelmed.

I’ve got pages of Google Docs and countless Evernotes and elaborate Trello boards just full of great ideas.

Where do I start? Which one do I do first? Then what’s next?

We, entrepreneurs, often feel overwhelmed.

But there’s a solution.

In the book of Psalms 61:2, King David provides insight for us. He says “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

How often do we cry out for more security (financially) and more strength to deal with the problems of being an entrepreneur.

This is when VISION is important.

There will be times we will have to be led to a rock higher than ourselves so we can get VISION beyond our present struggles to the future God has in store for us.

Sometimes we have to be lifted up to see life from God’s eternal perspective. In this passage, David recognizes the higher “rock” as a place of safety and power and he knows only God can lead him there.

Owning a business can sometimes make you feel faint-hearted, but God wants you to use those times to pray to Him for security and strength. James 1:5 says that those who ask will be given wisdom. Wisdom is one way God lifts us visionaries up to the higher rock.

Remember, you are never confined to your present situation. Trust God to lift you and your business to a higher place and give you His eternal perspective….your God breathed vision.

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