overcoming obstacles as a Christian entrepreneur

Dealing with Uncertainty as a Christian Business Leader

It seems that no matter how you plan the unexpected happens, and the uncertainty of business can certainly cause stress and frustration, when you’re the one that the buck stops with. Market values fluctuate, customer behaviors change, and your wins today threaten to be the failures of tomorrow.

But take heart!

It’s exactly these times of frustration and uncertainty, when your faith can become a bulwark against discouragement.

 

The Difference That Christian Leadership Makes

Jesus centered leadership is about overcoming adversities with the help of the Holy Spirit, and other business owners of faith to share the load. Instead of thinking about “uncertainty” and “risk” as just business terms, you can see them as opportunities to grow in spiritual ways; by honoring God, building His kingdom, stretching and deepening your character and demonstrating the power of faith to others.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Christian entrepreneurs work to an audience of One, and we hold a deeper obligation to find solutions, while caring for those who rely upon us.

The Power of Prayer in Business Leadership

During times of challenge and uncertainty, prayer invites you to seek guidance, acknowledge your anxiety, and ask Jesus for clarity. As we discussed in our profile of EcoNet Wireless Founder, Strive Matisyiwa, he regularly uses prayer to help him make tough business decisions.

What would happen if you enlisted the power of Jesus to speak into situations like:

  • High-risk transactions
  • Capital purchases
  • Growing and scaling the business
  • Hiring new people

Consider adopting a ‘pray first’ response to challenge and uncertainty.

The fear of making the wrong decision aggravates uncertainty, but with your faith to guide your decision-making process, you can be more confident and secure in your judgment. And with a committed group of Christian business owners to sharpen, challenge and support you, making the right decisions can be easier.

Who is speaking into your chaos and complexity?

Running your business can be fraught with uncertainty, but it doesn’t have to feel that way, and remember, you are not alone. Regularly inviting Jesus into the ambiguity can bring clarity and confidence to take steps to move forward, no matter what the circumstance.

If these are the types of topics that keep you up at night, you’re the type of entrepreneur we’d like to see in February for the 2020 Arrow Entrepreneur cohort in Toronto. Arrow Entrepreneur is a fast-paced, highly interactive, professionally facilitated encounter for Christian business owners just like you. Set up your interview today to join a generation of Jesus-centered entrepreneurs as we build a better world, one business at a time.

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