I love Paul. It never mattered what situation he was in because he knew what God had called him to do. He stayed the course. I love the fact that he could write most of the New Testament while he was in prison.
As entrepreneurs, sometimes we may feel like we are in this prison of sorts because we don’t see the success we desire. Paul could have grown depressed, thinking, “I’m not able to be out there preaching, like God has called me to do.” Instead Paul allowed God to work through the situation, and breathe words of hope, inspiration, and life into him.
Sometimes I think we just wait for things to be perfect—that we want things to always go smoothly. And that’s just not how it is. If you wait for things to be perfect you will never experience the satisfaction of God working in and through every situation. Life isn’t meant to be put on hold…life is meant to be lived!
I love empowering women with the truth. I speak, write, coach, and lead worship, often out of my own personal struggles and victories. I’ve struggled with depression, low self-esteem, anger, lack of purpose. But today God blesses me by allowing me to work in the lives of others. I believe God allowed me to struggle so that I can help other people—that understanding gives me purpose and meaning.
Just like you, I’m on a journey. My desire is to learn, grow, and develop into the woman God wants me to be and do the work He has designed for me. I want that not just for myself, but for other women.
For much of my life, I battled against God about who I was. I’ve learned to embrace my life. God created us—the gifts He gave us, the life experiences, our stories, they are all for a purpose. We need to embrace that God truly orchestrates our lives. We need to live embracing where we’ve come from, who we are, and where we are today with a hope and anticipation for God’s goodness and faithfulness through every circumstance and moment in life.
On Being an Entrepreneur
I love being an entrepreneur because I’m in charge! I get to work according to my mission and vision. I love the freedom to make my own schedule, take long lunch breaks with other entrepreneur women, and work late at night when I want. I also enjoy the connection with other women across the world and developing new friendships.
The neat thing, I have an entrepreneurial family. We spend a lot of time encouraging one another to fulfill their God-given purpose. We are a major support to each other. My husband wants nothing more than for me to do what I love and am called to do. My kids are incredible; I am so blessed by the way they love God and love me.
For me, the dark side of being an entrepreneur is the very thing that brings me joy: that I’m in charge. That means it’s all up to me. I recently posted this scripture in my office: “Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and never succeed (Proverbs 12:24).” Daily, it reminds me to work hard, not just at becoming successful but at being a leader.
For budding entrepreneurs? Three of the most important things I learned on my entrepreneurial journey:
- Be clear about what you want to do.
- Be confident in what you are called to do.
- Be consistent and stick with it.
Peggy Reeves is a speaker, singer, writer & Life Coach. She has spoken and sang for many youth and women’s events. She is an adult Bible study teacher and women’s Bible study leader for her church in Franklin, TN. Peggy is a published writer and also has her BA in Leadership and Ministry, and currently is working on her Christian Life Coach Certification. Most importantly, Peggy is the mother of two children, Shauna and Kyle, and is married to her husband Tom, a music producer & engineer. Together, they own a recording studio and production company. Visit Peggy at www.peggyreeves.com