“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.”
As Entrepreneurs we have a passion to do what is in our hearts, to go after the vision we see and Bless the world with our strengths and talents. As we move forward in the direction of our dreams there are obstacles in our way that can slow us down. When we acknowledge the things God has put in our hearts to do as an entrepreneur and go forward in the things of God, the enemy will not be happy. He will send things to slow you down… Here are some examples I have experience personally and actions to help you, not make the same mistakes I made in allowing these obstacles to slow me down.
Fear– The word of God, the scripture I just wrote says to NOT FEAR…WHY? Because God is with you. If God gave you the desires of your heart to pursue the things in business, then why are you allowing yourself to slow down?! There’s no need to because the world needs to hear what God put in your heart. It also shifts out focus from God to the situation, when God was leading you the whole time. God didn’t give us the spirit of fear but of POWER, LOVE and a SOUND mind, Let’s WALK in that!
Doubt- This is a lack of trust we have in knowing that God will help us succeed. If God is for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31) It’s YOU! You are allowing yourself to doubt and not trust that God has a plan for your future, a plan to prosper you (Jer.29:11). You are ultimately hurting yourself. God wants you to succeed, Believe it!
Making Excuses- I read where Dr. Charles Stanly said that sometimes we make excuses to make our disobedience comfortable. This blew my mind, because when God places something in your heart to do and you make excuses for not doing it, You are DOWN RIGHT disobedient. Making excuses like: “I don’t have the finances”, “I’m too busy”, “I have my kids”… This is no excuse for you to NOT do what is in your heart to do as an entrepreneur, that God gave you. If there are obstacles, the word of God says to TRUST GOD and Acknowledge HIM in all your ways… and HE will make your paths straight, Making excuses for it will hinder your success.
Procratination- You are sitting on what needs to be and you’re not doing it. The word of God says in Luke 12:35a- “Stay dressed for action…” I LOVE this because when God puts a desire or word in your heart, You are READY for action, ready to get to the promise land God has prepared for you. What promises has HE made to you… STAY FOCUS on that and you will be armed and ready for action.
Which leads me to my last success blockers for entrepreneurs and that is Laziness I sought out the definition of Laziness and it says, Unwilling to use energy. If you think about it, if you have a desire, passion and fire in your heart for the message God has given you, people need to hear it and get some of that energy you have. You are literally saying with your actions that you are comfortable where you at in life. NOT ME!!! I want what God has for me and I’m GETTING it!!! Because I want more of the blessings He has in store for me and I am willing to do what it takes because HE knows whats best for me. What are you willing to do for your future?
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