Do you ever wonder why you have this idea for a business in your head? Is there a dream that you have had ruminating around inside of you for a while? Do you have vision of doing something greater? It is good.
That God-given vision along with your specific set of skills, talents, gifts, and experiences brings your uniqueness into the world. No one has ever existed just like you and God has given you a purpose, a job, to do that only you can accomplish. Are you doubting yourself? Let’s look at God’s design.
In the beginning, Eve. We know Eve as the first woman. Being the first woman to exist puts Eve in a very special situation. She was the first to do everything. She was the first wife, the first keeper of a garden (with Adam), the first homemaker, the first mom, and the first worshipper of God (again, with Adam). She didn’t have a mentor to learn from, she didn’t have a mother or grandmother to get advice from, and she only had her husband for friendship (and he was new to all this too).
God designed her to be an Ezer- a helper. The only other person given this designation in scripture is God (Psalms 30:10; 54:4). Imagine being able to put that on your résumé.
As an Ezer she is also mandated to work alongside of Adam for the physical work of caring for the garden. They are told to be fruitful and multiply as well as subdue and govern it. Both intellectual work and physical work have no distinction for God. There is no mention about which type of work is more important or more ‘godly’. All work is necessary and Good.
I love looking at my work this way. Have you ever stopped to think about what is Good about your work? As an Entrepreneur and Businesswoman, I know we can get tied up in our everyday routine and sometimes miss the Good in our work. Think about it this way, God planted this seed of thought in your brain about starting your business. His creativity worked through you, as His image bearer, to bring about the work you are doing.
God is so creative! Imagine creating the colors, textures and fragrances that are in the world. Each tree, flower, animal, rock formation, water source and cloud screams creativity. We get to reflect that by being the unique person He created us to be! Your work is all God’s plan. What He set in motion from the foundation of the world is now His perfect plan for you and your business.
God expected Eve to work to fulfill His creation. He expects you to continue the work to produce and fulfill your unique contribution to His creation. Your work may look different in different seasons of your life but only you can fulfill the plan God has for you.
Be filled to overflowing,
P.S. This is an excerpt from my upcoming BOOK (still untitled)! Twelve businesswomen from the Bible teach their valuable business principles. It also includes sections for you to then apply those principles to your business. Keep on the look-out for when pre-orders are available.