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This Road Ain’t Easy: It’s Ok to Cry Sometimes

"Why did I go to school? What was the purpose of gaining education and starting at the bottom of the corporate pyramid just to abandon it and lead a team of my own in the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship."

It is ok to cry.

Much of my journey into entrepreneurship was frightening. I heard from God and was not 100% sure of quite where to start. For some reason, I wasn’t concerned as much about benefits, my 401k or vacation days. I wasn’t as anxious to be accepted by a middle manager with less education and enthusiasm than I had, just to be told routinely how inadequate I am – not based on my abilities but based on their insecurities. I rejected the idea of traditional homeownership and credit to a core, and was looking forward to receiving an idea for an alternative career path from God. But this?

Why did I go to school? What was the purpose of gaining education and starting at the bottom of the corporate pyramid just to abandon it and lead a team of my own in the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship.

No steady paycheck meant that I couldn’t confidently budget 6 months in advance to scrape and save for a trip.

No boss meant I was forced to learn how to communicate and treat people well in order to lead them appropriately to achieve a common goal.

I was very well aware that so many behaviors and habits I had would have to shift if I was going to remain productive while in complete control of my time and day-to-day tasks.

Was I ready for this?

Should I go back to school?

Who would be my mentor?

What did this mean for my lifestyle?

How broke would I get chasing entrepreneurship?

What if I got distracted?

Who would I need to partner with?

What if I made a mistake?

There were so many questions I had. But what was also forced to consider, was that God would not make a mistake and that He promised never to leave me, nor forsake me. God said in His Word that I could trust Him – I could wait for His direction, and the He would order my steps.

Lord, help me! Who in the world abandons all they have been told was ‘right’ and ‘in order’ just to go along on a journey where nothing was laid out plainly from the start.

Abraham. Noah. Mary. Jonah. Job. And countless other.

Trusting the Lord is not pretty, nor smooth sailing. More than likely you will be disappointed in yourself, in others, in systems… Mistakes and mishaps are actually a part of the journey. There may be tears and frustrations that you won’t be able to accept or explain to those who care for you.

I know it’s cliche’, but trust the process.

God won’t give you the whole picture all at once, so patience is key. Keep spiritually strong people close and freely express how you feel to God in prayer along the way. Don’t be afraid of your own authentic emotions – they cannot sway God.

If it feels like God has you focused on things that do not align with the end goal, you’ll be tempted to disregard His voice…DON’T! This too, is a part of the process. It may not look like there’s a connection, but remind your flesh of Who you serve, how much you trust Him, and honor His presence in your life. God would not waste His breathe to speak to you if there was no purpose for it.

Stay strong, settle into the process, not the results and you will see God’s hand move in your life, career, household, finances, health, friendships, and fitness like never before.

Let GOD SURPRISE YOU (He longs to)!

 

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