As a Christian entrepreneur, I help Christians find and put on new “opportunity eyes” for what God has given everyone in order to earn a good, even a great, living in the marketplace as a startup, business owner, and an entrepreneur. Some are considering starting a business and have no idea what the next step is. That’s where I come in because there is a lot of poor startup content out there, even among Christian coaches and businesses.
But one of the most irritating aspects being around other Christians who are in this predicament is their attitude about themselves and their identity with God.
It’s their mindset!
I recently was talking with a fellow Christian about my startup course for Christians who are considering starting their own business and shared it with them. Their response to me after discussing it was: “My adult child would LOVE to attend your course, do you have any sponsorships for your course?” As if her adult aged child didn’t have the money or create an opportunity to work to attend the course.
They may or may not have the opportunity to attend, but let’s take a look at the Bible and see what we can find out about ourselves and our opportunities. It boils down to one question:
Who’s your Daddy?
I have recently come across a disturbing and trending issue within Christian businesses and ministries regarding relationships that is making me grind my teeth and go to my knees in prayer.
It is becoming a regular occurrence. Those that are in a Christian “ministry” or business have an attitude of entitlement, an expectation of something for nothing, or even one where, because of their more “elevated” place in the Christian community (“my ministry”), that they expect to receive, AND fail to give credit to, those that have given to them.
For example. I was at a Christian fundraising event and had my newest book to show off to others. A Christian two seats away from me asked to see my book, which was placed in front of my lunch plate. I handed it to them and began speaking to the person sitting in the opposite direction. After I had done speaking with them, I turned back to the person I had handed my book to and saw that they had placed in with their personal stuff, as if I had given it to them. Another example at the same event. I was milling around the room and carried my book with me and a person wanted to take a look. After a few moments, they handed it back as if they were upset it wasn’t a gift. But yet, they never indicated whether or not if I had given them my book that they would have returned, in exchange for my book, with either a book review on Amazon or some other compensation for my hard work!
It’s becoming disgusting to see and hear.