I used to just think owning a business was just a means to an end: an end to my college debt, an end to my 9-5 career, an end to meet my financial goals of being financially free.
At the end, being an entrepreneur is supposed to make me feel significant and accomplished.
We all have a point where we WANT to be, but we aren’t there yet. This leaves us sometimes feeling empty and depressed because we’re focused on a future that’s not here yet.
But God didn’t call us to focus on the future. Instead, we are called to work and create…in the PRESENT tense.
Genesis 1:26-28 tells us that we are created in God’s image and that we are called to exercise dominion over the whole creation.
Only God was, is, and always will be. Only God can operate on all levels of time, for eternity. He created everything, then essentially said do something with this.
Me and you…we’re Godpreneurs and we’re called to make something out of something TODAY. Some have the ability to take a tree and make a table; others to take clay and make a statue; I’m called to take a thought and design a logo and website from it.
Yes, I need to work to provide for myself and my families… a means to an end. The problem is that we think that “end” is sometimes while we’re here on earth, but we’re a part of a redemption story.
The bible says:
For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.
(Acts 3:21 NLT)
The means to an end is restoration. The end is really the beginning. But we’re not thinking this way.
The gospel of Christ not only saves our souls, but also restores us to what God created us to be.
Our businesses today on earth matters for God’s restoration of all things because he restored us in Christ. We have a huge calling to respond TODAY: continue to create.
I believe our entrepreneurship continues in the new heavens and new earth – minus the blood, sweat, and tears. In heaven, we will sing a “new song” (Revelation 5:9). Creativity continues.
Think of the infinitely creative God coming up with infinite ventures for all eternity. It is not a stretch to anticipate entrepreneurship being part of that “Great Adventure.”
A Godpreneur’s business is a means to an end, and that end begins in eternity in heaven.