The Entrepreneur that Wins Video provided by: TruthMedia Films

Uncertainty. In business, and especially in the enterprise of entrepreneurship, there is an inherent amount of risk and uncertainty. One day you might be on top of the world and the next mired in anxiety as your carefully constructed empire begins to crack under the pressure. If a person chooses to put their identity into their business or their money, they will never have a secure foundation.

Leonard Buhler, prior to assuming the Presidency of Power to Change, was a successful entrepreneur in business and agriculture. In agriculture, he was focused on producing French fry potatoes for McCain Foods. In business he focused on the retail end of servicing the agricultural industry. Through this time, as he built up his multi-million dollar company, his identity was grounded not in a thing, but a person: Jesus Christ. Leonard tells his own story of business success, failure, and hope in his article “Increasing my Capacity for Leadership.”

He can maintain his identity and firm foundation despite business success or failure because it is grounded it in what God has already accomplished through Jesus, who came, died, and rose again in payment for our sins, so that we can have a full and rich life no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in.

Martin Luther King Jr once said “Take the first step in faith. You do not have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Is it possible that God has been at work in your life all along? Take a first step in faith: Discover Purpose and ask yourself “Is this is the life for me?”

Are you ready to take a step of faith today? If so, you can being your new life right now by faith through prayer! (Prayer is talking with God)

God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:

Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.

Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, pray this prayer right now, and Jesus will come into your life, just as He promised!

4 Responses to “The Entrepreneur that Wins”

  • Claire Colvin Claire Colvin says:

    WOW, I can see that you have some powerful feelings on this topic. I am very tempted to simply screen your comment because so much of what you’ve said here is offensive as well as simply incorrect, but I think that a response might be more useful.

    First of all, capitalism and business is not “taking advantage of others”. I can only imagine that you have had some very negative business dealings in the past and I am sorry to hear that something has happened that hurt you so deeply. Capitalism is not inherently evil. How would anyone be able to feed their family if there was no work available? Yes, it is important to act fairly in business and to treat your employees with respect, and of course there are some who act dishonourably. But it is inaccurate and unfair to suggest that you cannot be a businessman and a Christian. That is simply untrue.

    I cannot wrap my head around what you mean by someone being “spiritually a jew”. You can be spiritually a Jew, Jewishness is a cultural distinction as well as a religious one. You cannot simply decide to be Jewish. It is possible to go through a formal induction into the Jewish faith, but it is a lengthy and complicated practice involving much study, a total life transformation and formal ceremony. I can only assume that your understanding of what it means to be Jewish is incorrect and that you meant to use the word as a insult rather than as a descriptor.

    I was surprised, and perhaps also not surprised to see you end your comment with a call to belief only in oneself. Your description of Jesus is clearly meant to be insulting although personally I do not find the word “feminine” to be negative. Jesus was not passive, nor was he ever a eunuch although I’d imagine that you are correct about the sandal wearing part. I am sorry for you that you have so much anger in your heart. If you ever met Leonard you would see first hand how business and Christian faith can go hand in hand.

  • WTF! says:

    How the hell does capitalism/business fit in with ‘true’ christianity?
    Business,money,entrepreneurial endeavours (taking advantage of others= usary)these are more jewish domains….if your completely comfortable with yourself ‘capitalising/profiting’ off others…then why don’t you renounce your christian faith and come to terms that your really (spiritually) a jew….i have (was raised a baptist protestant)I just found it too hard to ‘turn the other cheek’ and allow myself to be ‘exploited’ (profit made off my labour)while denying myself the privilage to exploite others also.Judaism is more true to mans inherent nature (eye for an eye,vengence,pride) the sooner others realise this and join ranks/convert,the better and you won’t feel foolish/shameful and a failure,when you actually “bite back” so to speak.Belief in oneself,rather than a poor,passive,feminine,lovy dovy,sandal wearing eunuch is way more beneficial in business

  • Esther Esther says:

    The qualities identified in this video are necessary for every kind of engagement be it business or whatever anyone is focused on achieving. It is good practice and biblical to put our LORD Jesus Christ as the foundation of ALL that we plan to do. With all virtues observed, not forgetting patience, endurance and determination, still focusing on the Saviour, trust me, we can be winners in everything we plan to do. Remember when the disciples of Jesus went fishing and found/caught nothing, and when He told them to put their nets back in the water, the catch was amazing because the Master was in their business plan. Let the Master be in your kind of business!

  • Esther Esther says:

    Unlike Leonard, quite a number of businesses/entrepreneurships are not laid on the strong foundation (Jesus Christ). I too have started several businesses all of which I have closed down even though I have not given up yet. Looking at the facts in the video, it is not easy to be a winning one but with determination, being focused, and believing in oneself, the business and above all God, what would prevent one from becoming a winner? Even the word of God says that ‘with God ALL things are possible’. Anyone who believes can!

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