If there is ONE thing I learned from Church about work, it’s that I should be faithful and endure where I am and wait for God to promote me in His timing.
Not one word about how a person makes that transition to owning their own business. There were entrepreneurs in the church, but they were addressed only as entities that pre-existed and who now have general obligations to serve and bless and further the Kingdom.
But it never occurred to me to own a business because I was too busy feeling guilty for not being a good fit for the position I was in at my current job.
I honestly would never have tried because it was ingrained in my thinking to never leave a job I don’t like. It was always a character flaw or opportunity for growth rather than a signpost of the obvious conclusion that God made me to dream and to blaze a trail.
If you are a current or former spiritual leader and people look up to you, please make certain that old assumptions about character and Joseph and sin nature aren’t oozing out in ways that influence the Kingdom to accept stunted growth.