The Miracle of Entrepreneurship



Miracles are an act of faith, and faith has proof in advance for the things that are not yet in existence. It is about believing you have it when in the real sense, you don't. Christian entrepreneurship is faith-based. To be in business, an entrepreneur requires a thousand daily acts of seeing the unseen future. A miracle worker, or rather an agent of miracle, must have faith.


The miracle of entrepreneurship is in value creation. It is in bringing into manifestation those things that never were. It starts this way: A man wakes up with an idea (divinely inspired solution) and he is not sure that it would work out. Anyways, he engages his mental or creative energy with few resources available to vivify that idea. Time breathes on the product of that mental engagement, and a few years down the line, that idea becomes a multi-million dollar company. Miracle? This entrepreneurial man just created things (products, services, infrastructures, solutions, etc.) that never existed. This event can only be ascribed to as a miracle, and it's only the ability to create value that can give birth to this kind of miracle.


Entrepreneurs are idea inventors. The invention is a miracle of creation. The prerequisite for creating value is converting ideas and opportunities into problem-solving products to meet market needs. The ability to create is the force behind the miracles.


We are called into entrepreneurship because we have been blessed with unique ideas and creative abilities to produce the values needed to help people. In the same way, we are not bereft of the faith to engage in the journey. I believe our challenge is exercising our faith to produce the miracle.


Jesus shared one secret idea with us, and He said,


Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John 12:24 NIV).

No matter how potent, any idea remains what it is (a seed, unproductive, dormant) unless it is cultivated. Just like the seed of wheat cited here, every business idea will have to be subjected to the process of planting, nurturing, and waiting before it can produce lots of other fruits. Planting, nurturing, waiting, and harvesting are acts of entrepreneurship. In the process of time, the miracle is in one idea giving rise to other ideas and giving birth to other investments. When the miracle happens, the entire humanity becomes sharers o