Tips & Tools
5 Things To Encourage You In Your Business
by Diane Cunningham
As an entrepreneur you know its breath-taking adventures and its challenges as well. There are even those days you may feel like quitting and just getting a J-O-B. Here are 5 things to encourage you to persevere until you see your big dream fulfilled:
Encouragement #1 ~ You have everything you need, right now! God is the one who gave you your business. He supplies all your needs which are given to us through Christ. (Philppians 4:19, NLT) What do you need? Ask God. He wants to bless you above all you ask or think. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Encouragement #2 ~ People need you today! You have an important and timely message to share with the world. There are people out there who desperately need to hear what you have to say, right now. Don’t hold back in fear or intimidation. No more hiding or being silent! Share with others your life-giving words and your resources that will help them with the problems they are facing.
Encouragement #3 ~ You have a story of inspiration to share! Everyone has a story. What is yours? What adversities have you overcome? What triumphs have you had? What pain have you been through that can help others? After He fed the crowd miraculously, Jesus told the disciples to gather the leftover fragments, so that nothing would be lost. (John 6:12) God lets nothing go to waste, even your pain.
Encouragement #4 ~ There is plenty to go around! We don’t want to have a “lack” or a “poverty” mindset. We want to be like God, who has a generous, giving, “more than enough” mindset! Think God thoughts. Think big thoughts. Think success thoughts! There is no lack in God. You are destined to succeed. Believe it. Say it. Walk in it.
Encouragement #5 ~ Do not be afraid! I say this a lot, but be brave! Take risks. Do something new and terrifying and that you’ve never done before. What can you do today that you’re afraid to do? White water rafting? Riding in a hot air balloon? Raising your prices to charge what you’re really worth? Writing – and finishing – your book? Telling others you are the CEO of your business? Trust God, take a big jump of faith, do whatever feels vulnerable and scary and over your head – then watch what miracles God does!
Whatever you’re facing as an entrepreneur today, know that you’re not alone. You’ve got God, me and your NACWE sisters here for support, prayer, and to encourage you that you are going do great things. You will create a life that you love, filled with purpose.