Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
The growth of entrepreneurs in the United States has grown steadily over the last 50 years. In the past, you might ask someone what they did, and they would respond they worked at some place of which you had some knowledge. Today, more people work for themselves doing things we didn't know were a thing or how it makes money. But entrepreneurship is a good thing; it allows individuals the freedom to exercise their God-given gifts and talents. Also, it serves as an increasing stimulator of our economy.
One of the common failures of these startups is the entrepreneur trying to do everything. While birthing and developing the idea and getting it to market, they also juggle the day-to-day operations. It can lead to burnout and the ultimate failure of a great concept.
We face the same challenge in our lives. Yes, God has blessed us with incredible minds for learning and reasoning. However, like an entrepreneur, we may feel like we don't need help; we can do it all ourselves.
Today's scripture reminds us we don't have to live that way; it's unhealthy. Instead, we can share those weighty responsibilities when we bring God into the process. But, more importantly, when we listen and obey, we make better decisions because God is our guide to success.
God, you have made us wondrously in your image to learn and reason, and we thank you. We confess, though, we frequently neglect seeking your will, instead doing what we think is right. Forgive us; we pray. Help us in the asking, listening, and doing of your will. In Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.