18 Sep 4 Ways the Devil Attacks Entrepreneurs
4 Ways the Devil Attacks Entrepreneurs
Yup, I’m talking about spiritual warfare for business today. The Devil has four primary ways of defeating entrepreneurs. Today we are going to expose his 4 methods. Knowing the attacks of the enemy in advance will help you avoid traps, delay, and defeat in your life and business. Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “the battle is won in the mind! It is naive to think that the devil doesn’t exist or doesn’t want to mess with Christians. It’s important to be equipped and aware of spiritual warfare for business. This is a very basic introduction to the idea of demonic oppression against believers. Remember, there is a reason why God tells us in Ephesians 6, “to put on the full armor of God so that you can withstand the devil’s attacks.”
Spiritual Warfare for Business
Enemy #1 – Delay & Distraction
Opportunities, events, what’s happening on social media, can distract you from your primary focus. You must be clear on your mission and your objectives at all times. Everything you do must get approved through not only God but through the lens of, “does this coincide with my mission and objectives at this time?”
Sometimes the enemy of your “best” is “good.” Just because something looks good doesn’t mean that you should pursue it. We have seen the greatest results for our clients when they have clarity and focus on their mission and daily objectives.
Enemy #2 – Discouragement
The reality of being an entrepreneur requires that you experience failure at times. Not everything you try will be successful. Sometimes marketing will flop, a product doesn’t sell, and unexpected expenses can pop up. This is where the devil likes to bring heaviness, oppression, depression, and discouragement. If he can do that he can stop you from leaping over the failure hurdles in your race.
We must understand that failure is a pre-requisite for success. Failure is a teacher of what doesn’t work. Failure is a character developer. Failure is a motivating factor when you view it as a stepping stone to success.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. - Psalm 55:22
Enemy #3 – Disapproval
Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality! Don’t listen to other people, listen to the word of God. Pleasing God often means disappointing people. We can not live our lives to fit into someone else’s box or an idea of how life should go. People may not approve of your choice to follow God
Enemy #4 – Doubt
This enemy is very insidious and we hate it! We have seen too many entrepreneurs fall into doubt of what God has for them, doubt who they are, and doubt their God-given abilities. The hard thing is that when you’re deceived you don’t know you’re deceived! This enemy often piggybacks off of discouragement. Once you feel down the enemy likes to bring lies that say get you to doubt.
The bible doesn’t promise because you put God first that everything will always work out 100% of the time. Biblically-based business principles do bring success but it is not a guarantee for perfection at all times.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. - John 16:33
Spiritual Warfare for Business
We must choose not to doubt when our results do not line up with our missions and what we believe to be true. Faith is needed in order to move through discouragement and combat deception. The fastest way to get victory over deception is to ask yourself or look up, “What does the Bible say about my situation?”
If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. - John 8:31-32
When you know the truth you have a decision to make. Will you choose to believe God’s word or will you reject the truth because of your circumstances. When you put your faith into the fear that gives greater life to the lies of deception.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:19
Regardless of these enemies, you must choose to stand on the firm foundation of the word of God. Additionally, ask yourself, “what are possible solutions to my problem? Are my systems working correctly? Is my marketing message effectively communicating with the right audience? Is there room for improvement within my team/staff.” These questions are not used to produce blame but provide some practical guidance to making adjustments and decisions. When you look into these things pray and ask the Lord for wisdom and guidance on what to change.
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time. - Psalm 34:19
God is the business of you succeeding and overcoming the enemy. He has overcome everything in the world and you can also through Him. He provides wisdom and guidance for your business growth and effective marketing communication. To find assistance with your business growth and online marketing Apply Here for a Free Discovery Call
How else can you have victory over these entrepreneurial killers? Do you practice Spiritual Warfare for Business?
Please leave a comment below and join the conversation.
Rev. Ron Gelok III
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SuzannePosted at 13:10h, 18 September
Loved this post, Ron! Thank you for sharing. I struggle with numbers 1 and 4 the most. Bookmarking this post for reading regularly.
KellyPosted at 15:26h, 18 September
Thank you for this! You really deliver the message of seeking clarity through Christ.?
KellyPosted at 15:28h, 18 September
Thank you for this! Your delivery of seeking clarity through Christ is super helpful and clear! ?
Angie ElliottPosted at 19:46h, 18 September
Very good post! I really like what you say about failure.
Anna Andrea MartinezPosted at 13:55h, 19 September
This is so true!!! I have been personally attacked by all 4… but I got God by my side, so no attack shall form against me that will prosper. Now after all that my faith has grown and so has my business 😉 made God my CEO and He is taking care of it all.
Karen MusselmanPosted at 13:30h, 20 September
Inspiring and encouraging words, Ron!!! I just started a new business and one word keeps popping up – Patience. There are still a lot of ‘get rich quick’ schemes out here in the business jungle, but I believe the Lord wants us all to just be patient. I also believe that starting each day with His Word gives us the patience we need. James 1:3-5 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.