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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 of it.

Entrepreneurs must never think that they are the real miracle workers, never! God simply uses us to work miracles. What happens in the process is entirely supernatural. It is like this:

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how (Mark 4:26-27 NIV).

God does the actual miracle, in the acts of growing and the multiplication of the seed, but endows us with creative abilities to work them out. Those who hoard their business ideas can neither be agents of miracles nor experience one. You can recall the story of that man who hid his Master's money instead of investing it and having multiplication like the other servants (Luke 19:20).

Jesus once hosted a multitude of people who were in need of food, and he had only five loaves of bread and two fishes (little ideas). These were far from being enough to feed the multitude. He moved by faith, by praying upon the provision, believing they would take care of the multitude, and it happened that 5,000 people were fed and they had leftovers (Matthew 14:15-21). This should be the attitude of Christian entrepreneurs. Jesus has just taught us that a few can be enough and more when subjected to acts of faith.

Engaging all you have been endowed with, you can have as many miracle entrepreneurship experiences as you are willing to stake your faith in. But remember, faith that works is based on the knowledge of God and His Word. Through your faith, you can always step into your miraculous entrepreneurial future from your point of the dream. If you can see it, then you can have it.

When miracles happen, an entrepreneur becomes a blessing to his community and, indeed, to mankind for generations to come. This is the reason we are here.

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