Yesterday I was having breakfast at a hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. To my immediate left, a middle aged woman whizzed by me with her hands full of trash. She was the hotel’s cook and she zoomed around the room like a lightning bolt; picking up trash, cleaning counters, restocking food, and etc.
I watched her for a solid minute as she worked feverishly throughout the room. And I thought to myself, “I wonder how long she has worked so hard for these people? I bet she could and wants to start her own restaurant.” Immediately after that thought, I heard a voice say,
“God can still do it…”
I looked at her again, felt the presence of the Lord upon me, and began to weep right at the table. I fought back my tears as best I could, got myself together, and thanked God silently.
By now, the lady moved out of sight behind a door marked, “employees only.” I got up, went through the door, and waited for her at the entrance. Once she saw me, she instantly offered her assistance, and I said to her, “The food was great, have you ever thought about starting your own restaurant?”
“I love cooking and I absolutely want to do that!” she said.
“Well, I just wanted to let you know that God can still do it for you and it’s not too late.”
She looked at me with a sincere happiness in her smile and said, “Well, thank you… that means a lot to me.”
We talked a little more about her future plans, she thanked me for the encouragement, we shared a quick hug, and I went back to my room.
I wanted to share that short story with you because the experience really touched me. What are your heart’s desires? Do you want to start a business? Are you waiting for the day you can take your current business full-time? No matter what you’re passionate about, God can still do it!
I know some of you have tried almost everything to “make it BIG,” but, I want to encourage you to stay diligent with where you are. Just because a door has been closed or circumstances make it seem like there’s no way out, does not mean God has forgotten about you.
Repeat after me: “God can still do it!”
If you’ve ever been denied a business loan – “God can still do it!”
If you still work a 40 hr a week job, but you’re ready to take your business full-time – “God can still do it!’
If you’ve been having trouble getting funding for your 501(C) – “God can still do it!”
If you don’t know where you’re going to get money for supplies – “God can still do it!”
If you’re not bringing in regular clientele in your business but you still have bills to pay – “God can still do it!”
If your bank account is empty – “God can still do it!”
If you don’t know how you’re going to stay in business through these touch economic times – “God can still do it!”
If you feel like you’re too old to start that business you’ve always wanted to – “God can still do it!”
Are you starting to see a pattern here?
Now, it’s your turn. What are you waiting on God for in your life and business?
By: Rod Kirby