Updated: Aug 30, 2021
Waiting in business is like the weight room in a gym. You hit the weights to grow muscles to be stronger in the future. Leg days are painful, even for a few days after. But after some time, you are more physically fit.
Similarly, we Christian entrepreneurs need to stay in our wait room: the W-A-I-T wait room. In the waiting season, we need to keep a good attitude. Keep growing spiritually and dig deeper into our business gifts and talents; learn something new. And after some time, you are more spiritually fit. You need to keep passing the "wait test" of what God has for you.
It could be taking longer because the vision is much bigger, and the outcome is much more rewarding than you thought. You'll look back and see what God did in and around you, and you'll say it was worth the wait. When you see the right business partner come into your life or a better client than you could have dreamed about, you’ll say it was worth the wait.
Psalm 37:3 says,
"Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Verse 7 continues,
"Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act."
The Lord will give you the land when you’re faithful in the waiting room. As you don’t get impatient over past-due accounts receivable, and you don’t get frustrated by investors closing their doors. When you don’t live jealous of other entrepreneurs because you’re traveling steady and honoring God, it means that you don’t have to make things happen with your strength.
We don’t have to manipulate vendors or try to force the doors to open a potentially lucrative client. God will give us the contract. God will bring us the employees.
I pray this message encourages you to keep on waiting for God to move that mountain; he’ll do it again for you. God is working.