Does your weakness make your worthless?
When it comes to how each of us have been designed by God, normally we think of both our strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes we either elevate our strengths and minimize our weaknesses as the world does, or we emphasize our weaknesses and minimize our strengths in order to be more “humble” in other people’s eyes. In the real world, we need to show both our strengths and weaknesses to others because of how God has designed us. He created us so we had to work with others, just like when a man and woman marry to create a family.
Because two things happen when we show our strengths and weaknesses. But first, let’s take a look at what the Bible says about strength and weakness.
Do you have a fear of winning?
One of the best enlightened serial entrepreneurs (and USAF Veteran to boot) that are around today that has changed my views of being an entrepreneur is Steve Blank. He has a great blog post below that I’m going to translate into the Christian view from the Bible.
Run your race!
What attracts me to his comments and others is that I’m always on the lookout for wisdom in the real world. When I find something, I go back to my Bible and see how the wisdom relates to what the Bible has to say about the subject. The more good wisdom I correlate in the Bible, the more it solidifies what I need to learn and engrain in what I do daily.
His comments were about the differences how the “fear of failure” is viewed between both startups and corporations. While the words may be the same, how it is defined in the context of a startup or corporation changes the behaviors of those doing the work. It is the behaviors that make the difference.