Becoming a business owner has always been a goal of mine, but has always seemed so far away from my grasp, until now. Though nothing is wrong with the traditional 9 to 5 working situation, being my own boss (not excluding God, my true CEO) just works better for the purpose that I know the Lord has called me to. Of course being a young adult, black, female doesn’t really help in the transition from being corporate employed to self-employed, but being an active Christian seems to work out perfectly. For me, faith isn’t just tightly closed eyes and the crossing of one’s fingers wishing upon a shooting star; faith for me is an active lifestyle mode. Having no faith yields complacency, anxiety, and no results, but even a little faith can move a mountain of an obstacle in your situation. One of the elders from my church (WOG!!! woop woop!!! a-hem :-)) loves to say “You can never serve or seek the Lord and get nothing.” I love that saying because it basically means that as long as you stay with God and grope after him, you will most assuredly be rewarded in some way. Of course rewards aren’t always materialistic in nature (change your thinking), but who cares since God gives THE BEST gifts ever anyway, be it materialistic provision or intangible peace.
People are funny. One day they’re supporting your efforts and the next they’re supporting your worst fear: failure. Always, always, always position your faith in the Lord and never let people decide your purpose nor the path towards it. As young adults, learning our purpose is like a daily adventure. I feel like the Lord reveals something new to me everyday that can be applied to one or more aspects of my life. It’s tough having to become one with the idea that your parents will not always be able to rescue you from that broken place, or that your favorite aunt for laughs and smiles, who you thought would always be there with you, exists no longer, or that the financial responsibility that simply comes with living is now all on you. These are just a few of the doses of reality that kick in with adulthood. But thanks be to the Lord that all we have to do is acknowledge Him in all of our ways, plans, decisions, etc. and He will direct our path. Learn to use your spiritual GPS, and walk the path to your purpose.
So, with all of that being said, my faith is going to be BIG! I want all of my business efforts to be blessed and most pleasing to God. It’s hard maintaining faith in the face of adversity, but I will defy odds! Learn to trample fear and worry, and replace it with BIG faith! But remember, faith without works is dead. So put in ample work, maintain BIG faith, and watch God awaken and raise the entrepreneurial spirit in you.
Do you feel the nudge towards a purpose in entrepreneurship? If so, what steps have you taken towards it? Do you wrestle with the idea of possible failure? How do you maintain your BIG faith against all odds? Let’s chat! Post your replies, comments, and/or questions below. Love always! XOXO
“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” -Jude 1: 24-25