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Planting, Watering, Growing

Your role never changes.

As with all the challenges entrepreneurs face, growth is always on my mind — nurturing, maintaining, and managing it.

I’ve found peace in the fact that no matter how much I yearn for growth — how wildly successful I am or how content I must be with modest circumstances — my role as an entrepreneurial leader is framed by the Apostle Paul’s admonition in 1 Corinthians 3:5:

…We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.” NLT

You and I are simply God’s servants. We’re doing the work God has called us to do and must watch for His plan for each of us. Some plant, some water.

He assures us “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life, I will advise you and watch over you.” (Psalm 32:8 NLT)

As a colleague reminded me: He is the vine, and we are the branches. God’s plan for our business is much bigger than our day in and day out plan. He supports us so that we might grow from his deep roots and nurturing love.

As entrepreneurs who believe in Christ and who believe our business belongs to Him, we are admonished to plant and water.

Then we must trust God for the growth.

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