We all have a God given drive within us to succeed at something.
It really doesn’t matter what it is… we all want to be successful.
This is the second Purpose of a Man from Neil Kennedy’s book… Five Star Man.
Entrepreneurial in their drive.
The entrepreneurial drive within us tells us… we can conquer the world.
The entrepreneurial drive within us tells us… we can ask her out… and she will say yes.
The entrepreneurial drive within us tells us… so what if we fail?
The entrepreneurial drive within us tells us… we can provide for our family.
The entrepreneurial drive within us tells us… we can be who we want to be.
God has given each one of us this entrepreneurial drive.
If this the case… what does our entrepreneurial drive tell us about God?
I think that it tells us a lot of things like…He wants us to succeed… He wants us to work hard… and He has huge plans for us.
He wants us to succeed.
Look at the story of Joseph.
The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master. 3 When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made everything he did successful…
We are no different than Joseph.
God has that same desire to be with us and to help us succeed.
He wants us to work hard.
The principle to of laziness getting us nothing is all over Scripture… especially the book of Proverbs.
Look at what the writer of Hebrews has to say about it in chapter 6…
11 Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope, 12 so that you won’t become lazy, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.
People that are faithful to God in the perseverance of their faith… work hard.
He has huge plans for us.
God has plans for us.
One verse that comes up often in student ministry is Jeremiah 29:11.
For I know the plans I have for you”
—[this is] the LORD’s declaration—
“plans for [your] welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
I believe that the fulfillment of God’s plans for us have to do with that entrepreneurial drive that He has given us.
Their His plans… but we are given the hands and the feet to carry them out.
Proverbs 19:21 says…
Many plans are in a man’s heart,
but the LORD’s decree will prevail.
You see… we have so many ideas… so many hopes… so many dreams.
But ultimately… what God wants… will be done.
My entrepreneurial drive explains so much about me.
I always want to do more.
I always want to succeed.
I always want to what God wants.
What is it that you have always wanted to do?
We all have them…. take a Caribbean vacation… open a restaurant… or even adopt a child.
Those desires… they come from God.
Don’t procrastinate them so long that they go unfulfilled.
What is it that you have always wanted to do that you keep procrastinating?
What are some reasons you procrastinate them?
How can you live out that entrepreneurial drive within you?