It’s been a while since my last post here so I decided to once again update you, my followers, of my progress. My recent watching of a music video entitled He Will Carry You has also inspired me to post this.
Yes, He Will Carry You, my fellow entrepreneur!
He carried me along when I was so downed, and look where I am now?
I’m back at blogging… I’m back at doing business offline and online. If it weren’t for the helping hand of the Lord, maybe I’m already out and eliminated in this game of life.
If you’re currently struggling with your business, cheer up. Listen to me, I’ve been there. I recovered and poised to help others through encouragement, so pick-up yourself and continue fighting.
Business is not a joke. Unless you’re super lucky to be an heir of a billionaire, you will go through different struggles like I did. And for me, the challenges isn’t over yet, they are just starting out. But because I know God is with me, I’m energized.
Here’s my story…
The Start Of My Struggle
Like anyone else, I can always choose the easier route to making a living by applying for a job and living the employee’s life. But because of the teachings I got from Robert Kiyosaki, I chose the more difficult, entrepreneurial route.
And I guess, it’s not just difficult, but “extremely difficult”.
Having learned the potential of online business, I designed a plan where I will build an online business while keeping my costs low…
I used to work in a city. I can build an online business while minding a job, but the high cost of living has frightened me so I returned to my home province and decided to build via here.
Knowing my parents, my family (my siblings) won’t agree with my plan, I created a front business in the form of a pharmacy business and an internet cafe business located side by side with each other. And according to the plan, it was just a front.
Unfortunately, the “front” business turned out to be difficult and capital intensive. Today, I cannot just leave and live a beach lifestyle doing affiliate marketing because I am heavily invested on the equipment and fixtures of my two brick-and-mortar businesses.
Worse, they got me bad liabilities. To fill the shelves with inventory, I took out a loan that’s so hard to repay.
And The Worse Came…
To repay that huge business loan that I got from a bank, I invested a portion of the money in business opportunities. I joined an MLM business which I thought would work out great. I also invested some in cryptocurrency-related investments.
All of them sucked away money from me.
Left empty-handed, I tried borrowing from loan sharks for the purpose of using the money in repaying the good loan. At first, I was able to get by but then after a few months, the grinding got tougher.
For each money-lender that you deal with, it’s like you bring on board another shareholder of your business demanding profits before you can get yours. Worse, the attitude and character of the lenders are the worst that I’ve ever seen. They behave like tigers!
If you can remember, Robert Kiyosaki said, “The rich don’t work for money. They make their money work for them.”
For an investor, that sounds great. But if you are the borrower, sounds nasty. I felt like the game that I know, was played against me. I became a hard-working slave, and at the mercy of the money lenders.
I was so downed and depressed. My thoughts got worse when I blamed God for not hearing my prayers! (That was my thought then)
When Prayers Seem Like Unanswered
I was praying night and day asking God for help…
There was a time that I got into questioning… I questioned Him why it seems He’s not helping me.
“Lord, there are many crooked people in this world. Why is it they look like living a blessed life while us, here, who have noble goals in life are struggling?”
When my mother heard of my rumbling, she warned me not to think that way. She said, God is an all-loving God and if we are suffering from problems, those were caused by us not Him.
My mother, no matter how she wants to help me, she can’t because she’s old with no pension.
I know of people whom after being reprimanded of these things, instead of returning to God they instead go away further. Do not be that person, for you are shutting your hope or chance to be helped.
Luckily, because of the loving words of my mother, I was touched. I knelt down in prayer, asked for forgiveness, and entrusted myself totally to God’s guidance.
He Will Carry You
“Why am I trying so hard? This business is not mine. This is God’s business! I am only His manager.”
Then something miraculous happened.
My well-off sisters called me for a meeting and discussed how they can help me with a financial bail out. The agreement is, they will sponsor a bailout for me, but I have to pay them on installment basis without any interest.
Wow, that’s really a miracle, right?
Remember, previously I was at the point where I started questioning God, and even doubted His existence. My reason then was, if you’re real, if you’re here, why are you not responding to my calling for help?
Are you experiencing a similar ordeal? Or, did something like this happened to you in the past?
Let’s remember Job 33:14.
“For God does speak—now one way, now another—though no one perceives it.”
And last but not the least, Isaiah 46:4.
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
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