Making Him Your Business Partner

You’ve just decided to start a blog. You’re so excited for this new journey. You have seen all of the different success stories that your blogging friends have shared and now you want to be the next one.

You have this plan to build your blog full of unique content and eventually hope to use it as a full-time business.

All the other bloggers out there have recommended courses that will be the sure thing to take you to the next level in your blogging journey. You have now subscribed to the 20th email list so you can receive your free worksheet or course on “How to be a successful blogger“.

What’s next?

You start going through the 10th email course you’ve received in your inbox last week and are now moving on to the next one.

“Maybe, if I fill out the workbook that goes with it than the information will be better sustainable”, you think to yourself.

Your inbox continues to fill up with more and more subscriptions to free blogging success. Until finally, one day, you realize that 6 months have gone by and where are you at?

You’re still trying to decide on what your blog should be about.

Have you been spinning your wheels? Have you been holding onto the reins of this journey? Or have you chose to let God take the lead?

Who is your business partner?

For the past 6 months, you have chosen to listen, read, watch and accumulate as much information as possible on how to build a blog and you are still standing at the starting line.

Blog courses are great. Worksheets and workshops are helpful. But to keep looking for the answers when God is calling out to you saying, “I am the answer”, it’s time to listen to Him, to read His Word, to watch His works play out in your life.

For all us bloggers out there, we are hopefully on a mission. A mission to share our story. To give hope. To lead others to Christ. And who knows how to do that better than the one who wrote your story, gave you hope, and wrote an entire book full of how to’s, called the Bible. His Word.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, Timothy 3:16

I have failed tremendously throughout this blogging journey. I have spent countless days spinning my wheels without any real purpose.

I also have met a lot of awesome people along the way. People who have pointed me back to Him when I aimlessly tried taking my own route to blogging success.

I would also one day love to create e-courses of some sort to help others. Maybe, even write some books.

But if someone is finding themselves on a dead end road looking for the next best thing, looking for the answers elsewhere because waiting on God seems to be taking to long. Guess what? I would rather you subscribe to His Word rather than my email list. Why? Because I have been there.

I am straight up guilty of being the never-ending subscriber to countless email lists trying to find the answers to get things done now. Of course, God will take this season and use it for good (like writing this blog post), but I ultimately have been missing out on a major opportunity. An opportunity that would give me a real promotion. A pay raise of a greater value.

How could you do this?

Make Him your business partner

When I first came to this conclusion, it made me feel so safe knowing that I am not alone in this. I have a creator who knows me better than anyone else and even better than I know myself. Therefore, giving Him control throughout this journey is the best investment I can make.

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 

So if He leads me to subscribe to “How to create awesome pins” or “How to get more email subscribers“, then I am there. But if I am using all of these avenues to replace His guidance then I need to go back to Him first.

It may sound a bit cliche but think about. He is your Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Sovereign God, Mighty Creator, Savior, and He comes first in everything.

So as you jump on this business bandwagon, allow Him to be in the driver’s seat.

Who has been leading you throughout your journey? 

Are things not going right with your business? Is your business having challenges you can't overcome? Ask yourself if you are letting God lead your business?

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26 thoughts on “Making Him Your Business Partner”

    1. Sue you are doing such a great job as a mother and seeker to do His will and ministry. I have seen your determination and we need every part of greatness that you offer through your blog posts. Thank you.

    1. Carmen, I am grateful that you are so vulnerable in everything. You shared about your trials with your house, you took a week off to only be in His presence, and you go to Him first before you start blogging. It’s an inspiration to see that you are faithful to Him. Thank you girl!

    1. That is so awesome Christa. It’s great to see other bloggers pointing back to Jesus even through such things as e-courses. Love what you’re doing!

  1. Hi Lorin, so glad I came across your post via Do a New Thing FB page. Your words ring true and serve for confirmation for me to pare down on the voices I’m allowing to speak to me. All the emails are quite overwhelming and not to mention how easy it is to get stuck in the reading and researching but doing very little. All the best to you as you partner with Christ in your blogging ministry.

    1. Wanda, I am so happy to have you here and to see the work God is doing in your life. It’s all a process but when you can see the light shine through all the overwhelm, it’s a beautiful thing. Keep up the good work girl. I am rooting for you.

  2. I love this. It was such a comfort for me as well when I realized he has all this in control. My saying for 2017 is to seek instead of search. I need to remember even in all things business to seek God’s will not my own. It has been such a faith tester and one I am so thankful for because he proves over and over he’s got this. We just need to trust.

    1. Amen! That’s so awesome you’re aware of these things. So far so good. I love what He is doing with your blog and I am sure there is so much more in store for you. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I am learning to depend upon the One Who sends the Holy Spirit to me for inspiration. I do better lately to not “try” to figure out the next post. I want God to orchestrate what and how I write. I want that more than anything in this blog business. Thanks for the encouragement.

    1. That is so awesome Linda. The name of your blog speaks on this as far as allowing God to lead you in what you write. What a beautiful choice of words. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow, I’m going exactly through that season of endless blogging help subscriptions hahah! So glad I came upon this, because I was starting to become discouraged and lose focus. I’m really hoping that my blog can help support my home’s income, but in the end my heart is to serve Christ and share Him with others. I can’t forget that goal or make it a lesser priority. Thank you so much for pointing me back to Him!

    1. Thank you so much, Dani, for your kind words! I am glad you found encouragement through this post and it pointed you back to Him. That’s great you have realized these things early on. Keep up the good work!

    1. Amen! Thank you, Sam, for sharing your thoughts. I am thankful that you were encouraged. His ways really are far above our own.

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