Anyone venturing into the world of Entrepreneurship knows that it is no easy task. If you are fortunate enough to have a team helping you build your business, what a blessing, but most entrepreneurs begin with just you, passion, enthusiasm (at the beginning mainly) and a whole lot of uncertainty.
So What role can faith play in entrepreneurship? How does faith help entrepreneurs guide their ventures, their decisions, and their teams?
Sometimes in business, there is no choice but to Keep your head down and work hard without having complete confidence of the end outcome. This is what makes it exciting. Exciting maybe, but what keeps the entrepreneur sane in this insane environment? Their faith.
Entrepreneurship is not possible without faith. But for a Christian, it isn’t faith in their idea or even their ability, but in Christ that lives in them. It’s in the God that fearfully and wonderfully made them and their ideas. Everything finds its meaning in God, even your business. Having a solid rock in an industry that can be uncertain is essential.
Entrepreneurship is as much a process as it is a set of traits. However, certain traits are essential to success and play an important role in how the entrepreneurial process unfolds. These traits – faith, perseverance, sacrifice, and service–are integral characteristics of the Christian as well. God admires them and encourages us to admire them too.
A major note, as a Christian you cannot forsake time spent with God with time spent on the business. Sacrificing that can push you back and not further to where you want to be or where God intended you to be. We are God’s hands. God uses us to carry out the things we want to see on this Earth . . . It’s up to us!!
In conclusion Faith and entrepreneurship can and must mix, as you cannot be successful without this core foundation.