I have a confession: I’m not the best at recognizing when I need to pray.
My prayer life is something I work on. I know its not my strength. Usually, I try to solve things on my own.
When the sales pipeline dries up, I frantically look for business. When I have a new idea, I implement without seeking counsel. It’s just my nature.
For entrepreneurs, there's nothing wrong with feeling the pressure and acting accordingly. However, sometimes we’re missing one key element in the pressure cooker: going to God in prayer FIRST.
If we go to God and ask for strength, THEN we can move to doing what we were going to do. This is efficient because we've got the mindset we need to continue: God is backing me up.
In the Bible, Nehemiah was being attacked while rebuilding the wall at Jerusalem. Instead of caving in to the pressure by trying to take on the enemies through his own strength, he asked God for His strength.
Nehemiah 6:9 says,
"They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.”
God wants us to come to him for strength as we build our God-first businesses.
Are you implementing prayer into business decisions?
We can start today!
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.