I believe the words God has placed in my heart are his gift to me. When I write them down to share with others they become my gift of obedience back to him. For me this is the fulfillment of a passion he’s given me. The intention was not for it to become a business.
The questions I struggle with are, “Can my passion also be a business?” and if so, “How do I turn this into a business that is honouring to him?”
To figure this out, I turned to the “experts” online. Before long my inbox was cluttered with course offerings and information on how to create catchy headlines, increase my tribe and make stacks of money. Is this really what I need to do?
My focus has always been to share messages of hope and encouragement that would point readers to God. So much of the expert help I received was about self promotion. Do I have to promote me in order to promote him?
Currently I am a member of a “Women in Business” group and a “Christian Women Entrepreneurs” group. When I attend meetings or join online discussions I feel like a fraud. It doesn’t seem like I’m in business and I’m far from an entrepreneur.
As a writer, where do I fit in? To be perfectly honest, I still haven’t figured that out. I’m afraid I’ll lose my passion for writing if it becomes a business. For now it’s an either/or situation. Maybe it’s possible to have both. I’m not sure how to do this but am open to suggestions.