In any given year, I’ll have thousands of great ideas in my business, but most of them die in my mind. A good amount of them make it through to pen and paper, I actually keep a Google doc of ideas. From there, a smaller group actually get acted upon. Finally, one or two a year actually survive.
All of us entrepreneurs have great ideas. We’re visionary. But there are a couple of things we need to be aware of.
- The more aligned you are with your purpose and with what God has for you, the more resistance you’re going to meet.
- If you don’t believe in your product, you won’t have the strength to fight through this resistance.
We want to believe that we can control everything. So if someone says no to our idea, product or service, we want to think logically and say “well, maybe it’s a bad idea or product.”
But what if the resistance is there to teach you to wait, refine your approach, and develop the faith and courage that the early church had to endure to spread the gospel.
In Acts 13, we see Saul and Barnabas going around to various cities, talking with Jewish leaders and letting them know about Jesus. Although some received them warmly, and most have them plenty of time to explain themselves, there is a “FORCE” that exists that does not want this message to spread. This force will do anything to stop them, but Saul was so bold and so driven with purpose that he would dust his sandals off and move on.
Godpreneurs, when your product or service is going to change the world, when you feel like you are doing God’s work, be ready for the resistance that will come. Sure as the sun will rise, you will have no resistance. And if you don’t have resistance, be vigilant to that too, maybe you’re so off course that this force doesn’t even see you as a threat.
If you truly believe that what you are doing is God’s plan for you, then that’s the only thought that needs to drive your every encounter with opposition.
Godpreneur Rule #68: opposition in selling our God-given calling means that we’re on the right track.