I started writing my blog daily in 2014. For years, I felt that these writings weren’t meant to be a ‘business’ but instead a time for me to draw closer to God, stay connected to Him, and grow as a Godpreneur.
I’ve had visions from Day 1 of turning this into an amazing brand for devotionals, workshops, books, DVDs, speaking tour, advertisements on my website, and all that cool stuff that ‘authorities’ in their field do. But I didn’t feel the timing was right. Again, I felt God saying that this is a time of connecting.
We entrepreneurs get these visions and our natural instinct is to bring that vision to life right away. I know, I’ve done it myself! We skip over that business planning side of things. We shoot first and ask questions later. We release products without surveying if our clients even want it. We go off our…vision.
I’ve been in the logo and website making world since 2001. I’ve had hundreds of entrepreneurs come to me wanting to start businesses TOMORROW without a plan, without really thinking about it all the way through.
Yes, there are times that we do too much thinking and it’s time to act. I also believe that as you connect more with God, things begin to happen faster.
The Bible says
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 NIV
God knows how to start businesses and make them grow. He just needs somebody to step up to the plate and wait for the right pitch.
A vision from God isn’t dependent on us making something happen. Seeds get planted, but God makes those seeds grow. Growth of a vision is dependent on God making something happen.
Your temptation is to do something, to act NOW, to get in the driver’s seat and make this bad boy run! But you’re on your own, and you’re likely to foul things up.
We need to keep in mind that God’s work, done in God’s way, in God’s time, is always successful. And it comes off in such a way as to point back toward the source: God.
Godpreneur Rule #20: Godpreneurs stay connected to God so we carry out His vision according to His plan.