Here are 5 freeing truths you’ve gotta realise if you want to create a profitable business.
Absolutely not! I’m a big believer that God has given us passions as gifts for a reason. Why bury something that God has given you? While you can use them as a hobby, this doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. Just imagine what our world would be like if every business owner, scientist, teacher, painter, construction worker (and so on!) didn’t use their passion because they dismissed it as “just a hobby” — the world would be a completely different place. So use your passion and gifts, girl — someone out there needs it! Sow into the Kingdom.
People will not only like you, they will probably hate you too. Too harsh? We weren't called to be liked and loved by the world, Jesus said that.
The old case of #impostersyndrome. It’s a sneaky little thing that creeps in when we’re about to do something that actually matters. Not just that, that's the fear of man- you choose to please people and care about what they think rather than the fear of the Lord- caring to obey what He's called you to do. #perspective. Plus, if God’s called you to it, does it really matter what anyone else says anyway?
I hear you girl, because I’ve been there too. I used to think that I could DIY my way to a profitable business. That's pride, believing I can do it on my own. But doing that just left me feeling SO lost and anxious, especially as a Christian advancing God's Kingdom? We were not meant to do this alone! Investing in a coach helped me get to where I'm supposed to go with such ease. #acceleration God designed community and relationships. Don't choose to do it by yourself, find a mentor! — and I want that for you too.
A business doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money to get off the ground. But the way I see it is that every investment you make in your business is an investment in your dreams and calling, and yes, investing in God's Kingdom. If you are willing to invest in the right places and are committed to following through, then you’ll make it work! But if you just want to stay stuck, worrying about the outcome and not actually taking action, then your money will only go down the drain… How will you choose to sow the gifts you've received? You get to choose.
Passions are only meant to be hobbies
People won’t like me if I put myself out there
I’ll waste money if I start a business
I don’t need a coach/mentor
there will always be next time
Ugh, do you believe this lie? I used to! I kept telling myself, "it's okay, God's gracious and patient..."
It's true! God is so patient and kind, but the reality of accepting my own excuses is disobedience and delay. Sometimes delay can be brought by the enemy, but other times, it's us! We delay God's breakthrough and move in our lives.
Sometimes, it's not God's timing yet.
Where are you in your situation?