God is so intentional in all that He does. I have had so many emotions and thoughts when it comes to my business. I’ve been through plenty of ups and downs. In the good moments, I reflect on my favorite scripture: 1st Timothy 4:12 and it simply says, “Don’t let others look down on you because you are young, but show them and be the example for the believers, in truth, love, faith, purity, speech and in everyday life.”
And in the down moments, I go to Psalm 91. “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
The word that speaks to me here is “rest.” In His perfect will for my life, I have to rest there.
It doesn’t feel good to experience rejection, embarrassment, and feelings of not being enough. It doesn’t feel good to be lonely in your thoughts and confused on if indeed you do have what it takes to be what God has called you to be.
It’s interesting because as Christians we know that our validation is not dependent on man but on God. But, that doesn’t eliminate our human emotions and feelings when it comes to what men might say or do. Sometimes, we aren’t enough for people. Sometimes, what we offer doesn’t align with what they are asking for. But, the good news is that we don’t need their validation or to be enough.
We only need to be who God has called us to be and allow God to bring the community, clients and cheerleaders in our lives who deserve to be there. Sometimes you aren’t meant to be in the rooms that seemingly need your talents. But, the reality is, placing our faith on what someone else thinks of you is dangerous and can immediately lead to an identity crisis.
You start to wonder if you’re an imposter and somehow you thought more of yourself than what is really there.
I’ve been through that. I go through that sometimes daily. However, we are called to rest in the shadow of the most high and to be the example for the believers.
Being the example comes with suffering, it comes with being required to do much and to be many things. But, it is with the strength of Christ that we can do all things. Not what man says and certainly not what you imagine yourself to be capable of. We have no idea how much God loves us and what He actually thinks of His creation.
We have to look at ourselves in the image of Christ who was charged with suffering and dying for us.
So, in that… Rest with the facts and the truth. The truth is you were called by God before you were in your mothers womb. The truth is that you can do all things with Christ who strengthens you and the truth is, God will not allow someone else to get the credit for what He is going to do in your life.
So, when we think about using our faith in our businesses, we have to realize that in all things there is an up and a down and in all things, there is an order and a decency.
In the most fitting way, as I transition to become something I can’t even imagine… I want nothing more than for your success in business. We’ll do as we’re called, being the example and delivering an experience to our clients that only God can anoint.
He’s with us friend, and as we continue on, know that we are in this together…
Here for you!