Are you letting God lead and instruct you as a coach and as a business owner?
Trusting in Business or Trusting in God
As we get ready to move into fourth quarter and evaluate where your business is at, think about what you are trusting in for the success of your business. If you find yourself in a place where your business is not exactly where you want it to be, the tendency may be to start to scramble and look towards anything that may propel our business to where we want it to be. In these moments, it can be easy to trust in ourselves or in things around us. Let’s look at the Old Testament and make two connections to this.
Psalm 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” This Psalm was written in seeking the Lord for his refuge and rescue. We then can compare this to a passage in Deuteronomy where God commands the Israelites not to build stalls for their chariots. Deuteronomy 17:16 says, “The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the Lord has told you, ‘You are not to go back that way again.'” God was challenging the people to depend on Him rather than depending on their own power or the power of the resources that they had available to them. Where are you putting your trust in your business? Is it in your finances, the number of clients you have, the marketing tools available to you? Or are you trusting in the Lord for your life, business and practice?
Keep Your Ear Inclined
How do we start putting our trust in the Lord with our businesses? I believe it starts by listening to the still, small voice of the Lord. Without this, we start to question if we’re failing or doing the right things for our businesses and again scrambling for something to close the gaps for us. We end up bouncing from one idea to the next and never seeing the fruit of that labor because we are trusting in an idea or strategy to help us rather than the wisdom of the Lord.
As you are continuing to move your business forward, don’t forget to keep the Lord in the center of the process. Keep your ear inclined to His voice for strength, guidance and wisdom. Keep your ear inclined to His continual voice. Don’t forget to continue to listen and not just listen to the guidance once and go off on our own way. Continue to seek the Lord in His wisdom and trust in Him for the growth and guidance of your business. I hope you feel encouraged today!
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