How can you be sure the business you’re in is the one God wants you to be in?
For example, I personally would have a problem owning an Adult Video store. Why? Because my business directly causes another person to sin. (I’m not passing judgment on adult video store owners.)
I was a nightclub promoter for many years. My job was to help people have a great time at the nightclubs that contracted me. The problem here wasn’t the nightclub itself. The problem was that I myself was drinking alcohol, getting drunk, and showing others that this was the best way to have a good time, so then others would follow me and do the same. I couldn’t control myself to have a great time without intoxicating myself, and I was setting someone else up to ‘stumble and fall’.
So my entrepreneurial career as a party host and promoter came to a screeching stop in 2009 when I began to feel that God had something much bigger planned for me. I stopped promoting that year.
The bible says:
But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin. (ROM 14:23)
The entrepreneurial vision God has set out for you will be so right that it won’t leave any room for doubt. The vision will not cause anyone to stumble. In fact it will do the opposite: cause others to rise to new levels.
Now my businesses all line up with my current compass that’s pointing north.
Godpreneur Rule #162: Godpreneurs influence others to rise to new levels.