5 Advantages That Christian Entrepreneurs Don't Use
Hey Boss Lady (there may be even be some men who are reading this so if you are a man HEY King),
Over the few weeks, I have been going through a little emotion turmoil. I have also been talking to a few of my sisters in success (other entrepreneurs) and each of them have experienced some sort of warfare in the last 30 days. We've been encouraging one another, pressing forward and honestly just taking a spiritual beating. I have been walking with God long enough to know that it was not a coincidence that He allowed me to see that everyone was being attacked at the same time and (in some cases) in the same areas.
As I prayed for a breakthrough for myself and my sisters, God led me to a few promises that are available to all of us that we don't tap into or seem to forget. If we would just remember these in ALL SEASONS we could really WIN, but instead we try to make things happen in our own strength. We don't trust the process or the blessing is right around the corner and we just want to give up.
One of the first promises that God reminded me of is that we have guaranteed success. - Deuteronomy 28:8 says that whatever you touch will prosper. That means that as you do your work on the earth, as you expand your business and as you launch this new business with God's blessing you are GUARANTEED SUCCESS. There is a catch though! This guaranteed success requires total surrender. Your business needs to be submitted to God and you need to seek and accept His guidance as you build. In other words, everything you touch will prosper, but you have to consultwith Godabout what you should touch.
The second advantage is discernment. In John 14:26, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would teach you all things and remind you of everything that Jeus said. The Holy Spirit, which is the comforter/helper after Jesus returned to heaven is our inner compass. If we follow Him, He can help us to determine which partnerships to take, clients to pursue, and even help us to come up with gameschanging ideas that set our business apart from others.
Thirdly, we are promised wealth. Deuteronomy 8:18 says that because of the covenant that our ancestors established with God, that in Him there is power to produce wealth. If you desire produce wealth you better be standing on this promise. Don't forget what a covenant is. Contrary to a contract, a covenant stands no matter if the other party keeps their end of the bargain or not. You don't have to be perfect! You just have to walk with God and receive His power to produce wealth.
The fourth advantage is victory. In John 16:33, Jesus reminds us that we will have trouble, but that we should remember that He has overcome this world. This means that no matter what the enemy throws at you, you win in the end. In seasons of struggle, uncertainty and turmoil, remember that your victory is guaranteed.
The fifth and final advantage that entrepreneurs rarely use are enemies. Yes, I said enemies! In Psalm 110:1, we are reminded that we are to sit at the right hand of the Father (as Jesus did) until He makes our enemies our footstools. The NLT translation of this same verse tells us to "Sit in honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies." Your enemies and other adversities are can dim your light or make you shine brighter. If you stick close to God, he will humble them and lift you above them. This is a promise!
I invite you to study these promises for yourself and remember them in times of difficulty. God didn't bring you this far to let you fail! His name is on you, so you'll do great things! He promised!