I'm not a pastor. I'm a designer, an artist, a musician. I'm a small business owner, and business leader. I'm an entrepreneur who loves Jesus.
I'm writing this for you, for when you struggle with business, and when you wrestle with success.
50 years ago I would have been called a business owner.
I love God's Word, and I love being an entrepreneur. The risk and the rewards appeal to me.
I view my work as worship—but I don't worship entrepreneurship (or entrepreneurs, or the idea of innovation) as fervently as our culture does.
My work and how I practice entrepreneurship is an expression of worship, solely for the glory of my God and Heavenly Father.
Romans 12:1-2 reads
12:1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (NLT)
Certain aspects of entrepreneurship are teachable, but much of it a gift. It's innate, a discipline, a way of thinking. If you're going to practice entrepreneurship as a way to worship, you need to think about it differently.
Giving yourself completely to God is the way to worship him. Not just the part of you that goes to church (if you do), or the time you spend doing service (if you do); but all of you—your mind, body, and spirit—giving yourself to Him as thoroughly as you do to the ideas, businesses, and innovation you pursue every day.
I don't want to worship entrepreneurship. I want to worship as an entrepreneur. I want to approach entrepreneurship from the perspective of worship; in humility, on my knees.
The successes, the struggles, the insights of living a life of faith in business.
Let’s follow this path, and take this journey together!
Dawn wrote: Brian, I was just re-reading your e-mail as for the umpteenth time! Somehow with all going on I had missed this inclusion for Entre Worship and finally made it here today...I love this place you've made. I just keep coming back to all I have received in the words you have shared and I was thinking...he needs to a disciple/mentor type thing/book... I so feel your solid grasp of biblical principles, entrepreneurial leadership, and experience and make you my favorite go to person for leadership concepts.
Thu, November 19, 2015 @ 3:26 PM
Posted on Sun, October 25, 2015
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