Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Growing up I had leadership, strengths in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship. My grandmother sold flowers in the local plaza in Puerto Rico and I would see her wheeling and dealing.
I remember being 8 years old at her house one summer and finding a litter of puppies in an abandoned house down the street. My cousin and I took action and spray painted a board “PUPPIES FOR SALE $5”. We setup on the busy street, brought the puppies out on display, and opened up our first business.
This trend continued for me throughout elementary, middle, high school and college. I was always selling something, leading something, and or starting something.
But when I started going back to church in 2008 and gave my life to Christ, the spirit came in me and stirred up an entirely new gift. A SPECIFIC gift. You’re reading this, so you’re probably an entrepreneur and can relate to my story above.
We entrepreneur tend to be good at several things, but not great at any ONE THING. We run all aspects of our business. We do the sales, marketing AND leadership.
But if we could admit it… We’re really not great at any of them. Good, yes. Masters, no. Why? Because God is looking to work one main gifting in you.
See, the reason it’s hard for Entrepreneurs to identify their ONE GIFT to stick to is that we think we need to be a little of everything for the business to succeed. Sure, we need to KNOW a little of everything, but it doesn’t mean we do a little of everything.
The Bible says this:
"Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be." 1 Corinthians 12:14-18 NIV