In my ethereal thinking, I realize that most folk in the bible, including Jesus were entrepreneurs. Each were, in their own way doing their own version of kingdom building. That is how I see entrepreneurship, well, at least that is how I see my own.
Pretty much everyone in the bible had a sidekick. Yes, some can do it alone and don’t, per se, “need” a sidekick but it’s nice when you know someone else has your back because they hear what you’re saying and can see what you see.
John the Baptist, has to be hands down, the best sidekick, EVER. He was hyping Jesus up long before he knew who Jesus was – knew as in, oh yeah, that dude right there. He was grinding for G-d without being asked or paid. That type of ride-or-die is like a white elephant nowadays.
I was graced with a glimpse of a modern day John the Baptist, white elephant if you will. I chuckled because “John” stated several times that “I don’t feel like I did anything” but great service, especially when done out of genuine love and belief in what it is your doing, never feels like “anything”. We perform our best when, with everything that we are, we believe in what we are doing. Now, that’s now to say that we shouldn’t always try to do our best but that takes a little more effort than most of us are willing to put in, at least it does for me. The struggle is real when I’m engaged in something where my head and heart aren’t aligned. It is then I must remind myself that whatever I’m doing, I’m doing it for the L-rd. Yeah, that doesn’t always work, sorry, it just doesn’t. Not going to lie. I’m working on it though, seriously but man, we humans make it sooo difficult but again, the key word is human. Often, it is hard to see the good, benefit, use of doing something that we aren’t really keen on doing. Oh the lessons of sacrifice to be learned in moments such as those.
If you love me, you’ll serve me. Well, I certainly felt the love yesterday because I was served and served well. MMS – Modern day John the Baptist, the elusive white elephant trumpeting (crying out) in the wilderness about one he believes in…me.
Home Depot’s slogan is “You can do it. We can help” I get it. We all “can” do but man, is it nice when you can get a little help. A little help goes a long ways and for me, my human help went over 200 miles and not once did they ask, Are we there yet?