In 2014, I led a Bible study for entrepreneurs in my church. During those weeks, I felt the Holy Spirit calling me in a new way in my business.
At the time, my agency did logos and websites for different companies. Clients would come to me if they were launching or re-branding their businesses.
But during this Bible study, God was showing me that if an entrepreneur didn’t have a bigger vision for their business – a godly vision – then the venture would likely fail.
This thought burdened me because, being in the position that I was in where I help businesses launch, I had the opportunity to share this thought and help guide the entrepreneur to launching the business that God created them to start.
That’s when I discovered my personal calling business – I help entrepreneurs uncover their calling in business, and my agency brings it to life!
My personal calling (helping people discover what they are born to do) was different than my agency’s calling (bringing that calling I helped discover to life).
This was the foundation of my personal brand, The Born to Do Method.
You would think that once I discovered this, I stopped everything I was doing to ONLY focus on my calling. Right?
You’d think that a Godpreneur like myself, that teaches other people to ONLY pursue their calling, would himself heed to his own advice. Right?
Well, that’s NOT my story.
Instead, the story of launching the business God created me to start has chapters that, until now, I didn’t want to share with anyone.
From that moment of discovery in 2014, all the way to 2019, I ended up in places I never wanted to be. I blew my calling off. I made decisions that took me farther away from my purpose than I ever intended to go. I chartered my own path that cost me more than I ever thought I’d have to pay. I hurt people. I compromised my values. I broke promises to myself, God, and the people I worked with.
I was running from my calling.
We all have a story we’re going to tell one day about the journey towards uncovering and bringing to life the business God created us to start.
Our story might look like an immediate, meteoric rise to fame and fortune, or a battle of frustration, failure, resistance, procrastination, and delay.
But our story isn’t over. It’s not too late for us to change the brand launch story we’ll tell one day!
The Bible says
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV)
The entire Bible is a story of the good news: His story is not over!
It’s never too late for you to change the story of your calling in business. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done (or haven’t done), your entrepreneurial future is unwritten!
When you decide to start writing the NEW story God has shown you, victory is coming, more connections begin to line up, your journey of making a difference begins, and you start to the goodness God had for you all along. The old has gone and the new is here (2 Cor 5:17)!
It doesn’t matter what’s been written in the past, with God’s help, you can transform your entrepreneurial life into one you’re proud to share.
So how do we begin to write our new story?
We must LAUNCH SOMETHING NEW!
The Bible says
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV)
It doesn’t matter how uncertain, afraid, or stuck we may feel right now, our story continues today and tomorrow. We have a choice of what we LAUNCH TODAY.
Imagine if we all launched into the direction of the entrepreneurial story we want to tell!
What personal brand has God called you to start that you haven’t launched yet? Is it a blog? A book? A community? A course to teach? A coaching service to provide?
Write what’s coming to your heart. Don’t think about the resources it will take, God, got you covered!