God as CEO
How do you let God lead your career? One of my reader's asked.
"Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."
I am privileged to run a really dope Facebook group for digital entrepreneurs. Since I have a content/curriculum creation background, my Tribe is made up of people who are launching online courses, books, and speaking gigs around content that matters.
Last Thursday, one of my group members posted a question that was so good, I had to share it on the blog. Here's her question:
Good morning, everyone! I need to ask this question because I have really been struggling with this month.
How do I build my business God's way?
I am tired of doing things my way and getting no results. And I have seen many people say that "God is the CEO" or I had my morning meeting with God before I started working on my business. What does that look like?
I am tired of doing things my way and getting no results. So how do I put God in charge?
Ironically (not with God), I had published the Preparation blog post that morning, so I shared that, but also an answer. I'm praying this answer might bless you, whether you're an entrepreneur, working in a 9-5, a student deciding a college major, whatever.
Here's my response:
It's a lot like our personal relationship with Jesus, because, truly, it's an overflow from that. There is no method, no blueprint. It's literally bringing it before His feet and WAITING. It's unlike reporting to a boss or calling the shots yourself - you'll have a meeting and make a decision. With God, He is orchestrating it all. It may not be time, it may be that He has people to move into position. Heck, sometimes we get the vision but it isn't the right season.
And we accept the waiting thing in theory and for others, but when it's for us, we demand it now.
So bring it before Him and wait. It'll roll, but it'll take time. He can move overnight, but it doesn't mean tonight.
What foundation are you laying? If we only look to HIm for answers, we'll become frustrated. But if we look to Him for His nature and our identity in that, then we will learn His heart and be able to find answers more easily.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing, and perfect will."