In the midst of all the research we are doing, I keep reading material on starting a business and advice for entrepreneurs. I’ll admit to being terrified by the prospect. It is daunting. I came across the image below from Business for Beginners: From Research and Business Plans to Money, Marketing and the Law by Frances McGuckin It is not the first such list that I have come across. You could make a good argument that I don’t have any of these traits. Maybe #6 as I am passionate about brewing, but I don’t think I could really convince myself of the others. Then I read this sentence, “Having the dream is key, but if you are a procrastinator or not comfortable in making decisions or in taking calculated risks, perhaps you are not cut out to be an entrepreneur.” Is she talking to me? That fits me to a tee.
At times like these, I must remember 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
I know that God is calling me to do this. I don’t know if he is preparing me for something else by asking me to take a risk and show me failure (because I am not good at that). Or if when I succeed I can boast in my weakness so that he can be glorified. I need to learn to be patient and confident that I am doing God’s will. It sure is scary.
Most days, it feels like this: