Giving up is easy, but it does not lead us to success. When times get tough, we often just want to throw up our hands and walk away, but there is a better way.
Just Hold On
Struggles, problems, frustrations or whatever you label them will happen. They are part of life and they are part of a business. Christian business owners don’t get a pass card for troubles because we know Jesus. We live in a fallen world with fallen people and things will happen.
You may get frustrated about a process within your company. You may be infuriated about a new law that directly impacts your business. You may be struggling with employees who have dropped the ball and you have had to pick up the pieces. Whatever you are going through, the way you view the problem makes all the difference.
I just read the back of some honey we bought. They stated how much better honey is when it is unfiltered and raw. Think about that for a moment. Instead of using all the expense of filtering and creating a process to make sure the honey is ready, they sell it without processing. They take what could have been a problem and they use it as a solution. It actually become their unique selling proposition.
The way we define our struggles defines our success.
When tough times come along, and they will, we must be prepared to look at them as opportunities. We must take the struggle as an opportunity to grow, get meet new employees or develop a better system for our business.
Change will always happen. Change is a part of life and it is good. Christian business owners know that change is a big part of business, especially if we want to grow our business and glorify God.
It is the way we react to change that makes it a struggle or an opportunity. If you lose an employee, you can rest assured that God has an even better employee for you. If a law is changed, God may be showing you a way to make your business better than ever.
Problems and struggles in business are not outside of God’s influence: God is sovereign. When we take our eyes off the immediate problem and look to see what God is doing, we will have a whole new set of opportunities where those problems used to be.
James 1: 2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”