The Ugly Truth to Pretty EntrePreneurship
I am rich. I am wealthy. Not just in the monetary form but all areas of my life are pretty golden. I’ve worked hard to maintain prosperity in all facets of my life; in relationships, health, and within my career. Life is pretty good over all. My thought life calls it forth. I pray scripture daily and I know good things are meant to happen to me every day.(1 Peter3:10) Yet, beyond all of this that I know to be true there are just some days my life simply falls short of these beliefs. The world is imperfect sometimes its imperfection tries to tamper with your life-fight through it. Money chases me I don’t have to chase it. I know I was born to be an entrepreneur. Even with this understanding there are times on the journey the obstacles you face make you second guess your purpose.
As an entrepreneur there are periods my bank account is full. I have enough to save, store away, invest, give away and shop away. Then, there are times where a miracle day to day keeps me alive and well. Some would say during these periods “girl ya broke find a regular job lol!” They think too small. I never claim broke, because it’s an unfamiliar state of mind to me. If you think broke you’ll always be broke. Reality is sometimes I have dry spells in business. All startups and even big business go through this. There are season where my vision of the future is the only thing I have to hold on to because there are tons of days entrepreneurship just sucks. The setbacks, loss of friends, and sacrifice can be tough. It’s looks appealing and pretty on the gram but sometimes there is temptation to give up, give in and call it quits.
I remember one particular day, three bills were due and I only had enough to pay half of one. Sales were slow and due to me losing my 9-5 which supported outside of my business I was really in a bind. God said, “ask for help.” I didn’t want to. I am independent, a hustler I hated asking for help. After I exhausted myself thinking of ways to make the money on my own I asked for help and all was well but this is the reality of taking a leap of faith. Sometimes you don’t see your works outcome immediately. Great things take time to build. The fruit of the seeds you plant will take time to grow but you just can’t stop watering or fertilizing. The very thing you’re planting could be used to feed many so trust God. Trust the way he’s building your character through waiting, and trust the process.
Sometimes I’ll have the hardest week ever and God will send a random word, a random opportunity, random check, random buyer or just a sense of his peace to calm my storm. This walk with him in entrepreneurship gets rough but it’s worth it when you know your destiny. That’s why it’s so important to stay in your lane and do what God tells you because when it gets rough you’ll need to know you’re still in his perfect will, and he’s got you. It will all work out for your good!(Rom 8:28)
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...
Proverbs 22:29 Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.