As a small business owner, you probably feel a sense of pressure.
You’ve created and managed this business that you nurture and truly care about, but with your responsibility comes this pressure. The pressure put on you by others… but also the pressure you put on yourself.
You desire to manage your business well, but when something goes wrong, all the responsibility and burden ultimately falls on your shoulders. Now, as business owners, we sign up for carrying these burdens, but we must also remember that there is grace in every hardship and failure.
If you don’t remind yourself of this truth daily, those heavy burdens and worries will eventually drag you down, hurting you, your employees, and ultimately your business.
It is usually easier to give grace to employees, vendors or clients than to give grace to ourselves.
But, when we dwell in our mess-ups, when we live in our hardships, we create a foothold for Satan to grab. He uses these footholds to try to sneak in lies and create a sense of doubt in ourselves and our businesses.
We are humans, we make mistakes and we make a lot of them. We mess up, we disappoint, and we let others down.
But, here’s the good news…
God, being rich in His love for us, provided a sacrifice, His own Son, so that we would experience His grace and salvation.
Despite the mess and the baggage that we constantly carry with us, His grace doesn’t have an expiration date and His mercies are new every morning.
The Lord cares for you and the business you are running. He desires that you allow His grace to work in you, so that others may see the power of Him working in you.
Here are a few verses to remember when you are struggling to allow yourself to feel the grace of God in your life and business.
- “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
- “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.” Ephesians 4:7
- “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
By walking in obedience, we are called to give grace to others and experience it for yourself. So, the next time you are tempted to beat yourself up over that mistake you made or that sale you didn’t execute quite the way you wanted to, allow yourself to experience the fullness of God’s grace.
Both you and your business will be better off.