I read an interesting blog entry spouting off various reasons on why you shouldn’t create a start-up. Many of the points make 100% sense. What do you do when you suddenly switch into Mr. Hyde and start your business anyway? After laying the groundwork, building up an idea, wrangling a team together, and gaining traction you are eventually left with a beast that is bigger than you as an individual.

We look at the analogy of a start-up being a roller coaster ride of emotions where nothing seems to make sense and you’re left wondering if you’ll meet your milestones & goals. Sometimes we have that same feeling in our personal lives too don’t we? Nothing seems to come together and it is as if a chain reaction has set itself against us. It’s like we’re walking in a desert dehydrated, thirsty, & exhausted. Searching for a breakthrough of sorts. Deals you thought would close turn out to be mere mirages.

I believe that there is a place of rejuvenation that isn’t dependent upon your industry’s economy, the state of your marriage, or the insane circumstances in your life. We’re all thirsty and we draw our energy, our livelihood from somewhere. In the Bible Jesus encountered somebody who was at a similar crossroad in their life… they were desperate & tired of living in the desert. Jesus went on to say,

“Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

I’ve been there. Walking through the desert in my vocation. Crawling through the desert with my family. In a moment of desperation Jesus offers you an oasis and in that very moment, you are given an offer that you can’t refuse. It’s not just a temporary fix. The answers received from this world will leave you in the desert again, I repeat, you will thirst again. There is another option afforded to you… Jesus said that if you drink the water that He gives then you will never thirst again. The void, the emptiness, and the despair will cease and you know what? I believe that if He could meet me in my desert that He can meet you in yours.

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