A big way the enemy prevents me from moving forward in my calling is this feeling of not having enough money to go into the next phase of where I want to go. It chokes my ideas and stifles my progress.
If I’m not careful, I can allow this chokehold to strangle me and my calling, and I choose to put it aside and continue with my current comfortable situation.
But I’ve learned a great secret that’s helped me break through the feelings of being broke and be in my calling, even when I don’t know where the money will come from!
The best way to generate leads and interest in my company is to offer something for free! Yes, the secret to overcoming the feeling of being broke is to SERVE your target market with your gifts – with your calling!
I have my Daily Godpreneur blog, lots of free checklists and resources, and tons of video training on my YouTube… All for FREE! And all of these free resources are what build up the trust for people to buy from me.
We all can do free things – serving our target market with free content, free samples, and free experiences – and this open act of service will be the driving force behind your success because it’s been God’s plan all along.
Jesus shows us in the Bible the perfect example
When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly, I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
(John 13:12-17 NIV)
When you go from entrepreneurship to GODpreneurship, Jesus changes your purpose from selfishness to selflessness. You should have an eagerness to serve and do good. Essentially, you become confident in your entrepreneurial calling and privilege to serve your clients and industry as Jesus showed how to serve.
When you’re feeling broke, and it’s holding you back from moving forward, that’s the point when you need to step boldly into God’s calling for your business knowing that your selfless service to your target market will reveal His goodness and glory.
How can we serve freely when the thoughts of lack of money overpower our thinking to the point where we can’t even muster up the strength to serve others?
Here are two strategies I use.
- Always remember to depend on the Holy Spirit to empower you in whatever business God has assigned to you. Whether it’s to run a coffee shop, car wash, design brands, or to do network marketing, do it all by relying on the strength of God to display His greatness.
- If you are given opportunities to speak for free to groups of people or to put out free content, acknowledge that your products and services are His vessels to articulate words of truth and life from the Holy Spirit into the marketplace.
The bible says:
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
(Galatians 6:9-10 NIV)
Ultimately, when we serve our target market freely, we have a choice: We can choose to serve in our strength, or we can set aside our self-reliance on money and ask the Holy Spirit for help.
When we Godpreneurs rely on Jesus in us, authentic light will shine from our good deeds. Our acts of service will be a stronger reward than the feeling of being broke, and in God’s contrarian nature, the blessings over our business will follow.
I pray that God continually transforms your heart and mind to serve and think like Jesus. I pray you to keep your eyes and ears alert to the ways God wants you to serve your sheep and that it all may lead them to see God more.