I’ve had the pleasure of going through pain in business.
I had a client include me in a multi-million dollar lawsuit, which propelled me in a new direction for my business.
I had a client fire me and request money back, which led me to fundamentally change the way I do business and opened my eyes to a brand new opportunity.
When faced with adversity, I know I choose one of two roads: either I internalize it and let it make me bitter, or I give the pain to God (my defender) and let the spirit process the emotions and feed my mind new positive thoughts that lead me to finding opportunities.
Based on my own account, God uses pain I experience in my business to do one of 4 things for me:
mold my character
teach me something important
grow me in some way
make a difference in the lives of others
How can I look at the list of benefits above and not thank God that I go though pains in business?
Business is about solving problem after problem. Nothing happens when you’re jumping from happiness to happiness. Happiness comes from problems being solved.
The bible says
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV
The key for me is choosing to give the problem to God and not keeping it to myself. God will never waste pain in your business that is offered to Him.
When I offer my struggles in business to God, it removes it from contaminating my mind and opens me up to receive the solution. In the torment of pain, I choose to spend my emotional energy and mental capacity on thinking logically. I need to pass this off in order of move on.