Being an entrepreneur is fun…most of the time. I get to be involved with a lot of cool stuff like Free Chains and World Causes, trying to end child sex trafficking and other injustices in the world. I get to work on projects that have eternal significance. I get to read, study and learn about new ideas. I get to meet with awesome leaders and mentors. I get to preach the Word and challenge students to live in radical ways. Its awesome. But there are usually two parts to my day.
So, yesterday my day looked a little like this…got up around 6ish. Spent some time studying, replied to a dozen emails. Worked on some details for a speaking engagement for March. Worked on the details for a website to be built for a new project we’re launching this year. Went to lunch with a friend and discussed some various topics. He’s a musician and we talked about his new CD, and maybe the chance to do a benefit show for Free Chains. (Go buy a CD would you?) From there I went to a 2 hour meeting to talk about some strategic items for our ministry, the new project, and also a new business idea. It was a great meeting.
That was the end of “Part 1” of my day. Part 2 is as follows…
I drive an hour to a little town called Six-Mile to sell an insurance policy to the sister of a long term client in her double wide. Half way there my GPS loses signal because I’m in the middle of nowhere. Very nice people I will say though. They offered me the beverage of my choice and they also happen to be Clemson fans. All in all, it took about 4 hours out of my day to make what I’m sure most of you make in 30 minutes, but I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do as they say.
I wonder if Paul liked building tents. I bet he would rather have spent all his time preaching, but he couldn’t. Sometimes I wonder if its for a “lack of faith” that I still drive out there. I mean, “if God calls you, He’ll pay for it” right? Isn’t that what we hear? Couldn’t my time be used in more productive ways? In those times I come back to Paul and realize that God obviously has a larger perspective than I do about “what I need to be doing” and “what I need to be learning.” One thing I do know, I can talk with more authority now about trying to follow a God-given dream to those that are considering it or who are in the middle of it.
Maybe one day I can start to have a typical day for a social entreupeuner and ministry leader…or maybe I already do.