I Pity the Atheist Entrepreneur
The Merriam-Webster defines Agnostic as: “a person who does not have a definite belief about whether God exists or not.” And Atheist as: “a person who believes that God does not exist at all.”
I’m writing this message today, not to pick a fight with entrepreneur atheists or agnostics, but to say, “I feel bad for you,” and here’s why. When you don’t know if you believe in God, or you don’t believe in God, everything—good and bad—depends entirely on you, or worse, the people around you.
Now some people may say that they prefer this approach because they hate the idea that they are not the author of their destiny.
But Psalm 33:16-17 tells us not to put our confidence in things the world considers to be protection, defense, or strength. “No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.”
This scripture says what I’ve had to learn the hard way— you’re entirely rudderless without God. And when He’s not in control is when you’re the MOST out of control.
On the other hand, a Christian entrepreneur is a person who has yielded his or her entrepreneurial life to God and seeks God for direction on new projects and how to accomplish them. He or she understands that it’s not just important to do “good” work, but to do “God” work in every aspect of business. That way, when the going gets hard, and I guarantee you that it will, your resource is not simply to rely upon yourself and your staff, but on God and His purpose for your life.
The preacher, Peter Marshall once said, “God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.” If you’re an atheist or agnostic, the troubles come and continue to come without the blessings or meaning attached.
NO KING IS SAVED BY THE SIZE OF HIS ARMY; NO WARRIOR ESCAPES BY HIS GREAT STRENGTH. A HORSE IS A VAIN HOPE FOR DELIVERANCE; DESPITE ALL ITS GREAT STRENGTH IT CANNOT SAVE.