It’s so easy to become consumed in being a business owner. Not only do you have to deal with the hardships that come with building your business, but sometimes you have to deal with straight up rude people. On Feb. 21, 2018 I became a full-time entrepreneur. I was going through a really tough time searching for a job, it really didn’t matter how many interviews I went to, I fumbled the bag every time. I was frustrated, I was tired, and I was ready to give up all together. Luckily, God reminded me of something so simple, yet so sweet. He is my CEO.
What does this even mean? God is my CEO. The definition of a CEO is this: a chief executive officer, the highest-ranking person in a company or other institution, ultimately responsible for making managerial decisions.
God runs this show. He leads me into what to do next with my business, he guides me into what decisions I need to take with my business. When I first became a business owner, God was not my CEO, he wasn’t even in my building okay. I became a business owner at that time for all the wrong reasons, I decided I was tired of being broke so I did it for the money *at that time* boy I fell straight on my face. Nonetheless, It was a learning moment for me. I decided to take a break from business and ask God what exactly did he want me to do, I quickly came to the revelation that he wanted me right where I am today.
Being a business owner comes with a lot of freedom, but if we abuse that freedom we’re still in bondage to time. You have to spend your time wisely. You can’t waste your time on things, and people that aren’t important. God being my CEO allowed me to make divine connections with the right people, and cut off the people that weren’t meant to be in this season of my life.
My favorite scripture for this season of my life is Romans 8:28
“AND WE KNOW [WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE] THAT GOD [WHO IS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT US] CAUSES ALL THINGS TO WORK TOGETHER [AS A PLAN] FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD. AND THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE.
God made you with a plan and with a purpose, and just because things aren’t looking great right now, does NOT mean that they won’t work out for your good.
When God becomes your CEO you have this confidence that comes from knowing that he’s handling all things. The money, the clients, the provision, the office space, the investors, the technology you need to execute your business. God is working for you, with you, and on your behalf. This is not a free pass for us to let him take the wheel and become lazy, but yet a sweet reminder that he gave us this purpose, and he will make sure that if we do our part and put in the work, then he’ll do his part and make the harvest grow.