Updated: Aug 31, 2021
When I read in the Bible about the "uncertain" times the people of God went through - every famine, every economic downtown, every plague, every disease - God sustained what they went through because they put their trust in him.
When your trust is in the Lord, you and your business are secure.
It's easy to trust God when everything is good, the client list is growing, employees are happy, and all is going according to plan in our business. Friends at church ask us, "how's business," and we jubilantly reply, "God is good, I’m just trusting the Lord, everything is amazing!"
However, it's a whole different ballgame to trust God when things are not so good in our businesses.
You see, to trust God along your entrepreneurial journey means you have to allow Him to do what He wants to do, even if He fails. But wait, God fails? That's the point - He’s God, and he doesn't fail.
We must trust God enough to let Him succeed - on HIS terms and way. HIS time, not in my terms, way, or timing.
To trust God in entrepreneurship is to say, “I´m going to let you do what you want to do through my business, Lord. I’m not going to argue with you, I’m not going to complain, I’m not going to resist your calling, I’m going to let you do what you know is best, and I’m not going to fear the outcome."
We've heard Psalm 23 a hundred times, but we mostly associate it with a funeral. I want you to think about it now, as I read it, from your business struggles perspective.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want."
In other words, God will take care of all my needs if I'll just trust Him.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." It continues later in the passage, "and even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me."
How many times have you felt like quitting your business? "God, you called me to this, I know, but this is hard! I'm almost out of funds, my entire 401K I've put into this venture! Why Lord do you have me in this toxic business partnership, Father? You called me to be a guide and light in my partner's life, but I'm feeling used and abused!"
The Bible says it like this in 1st Peter 4, verse 12, it says
"Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you."
"In the world, you will have tribulation," that's John 16:33.
However, 2nd Corinthians, chapter 4, verses 17 and 18, says this trouble in our business is temporary. The verse reads, "For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long."
Listen, Godpreneurs, the struggle is not going to last. Our temporary and momentary financial fumble will not last. And if we switch our mindset to this kind of trust in God, this act of faith will achieve for us an eternal glory that far outweighs all the troubles combined.
So, we focus NOT on what is seen (which are the problems in our business ventures), but on what is UNSEEN, for what is seen is temporary! What we see isn't going to last, so God is asking us to take the focus off our problems to focus on what is unseen, which is trusting in the calling He has for our entrepreneurial path, which is eternal.