Grinding is such a prevalent way of doing business that it may not even be clear to you when you’re relying solely upon your own strength. Let’s explore some of the signs that you may be working by grind.
Financial Anxiety: You’re feeling desperate about money or your thoughts are constantly consumed by how much money you are making (or not making) in your business.
Prayerlessness: Your prayers are infrequent or rushed and you’re missing an essential fuel for your faith.
Lack of Sleep: A more obvious sign is lack of sleep due to stress, but a less obvious sign is when you’re not sleeping because you’re excited about the work that you do and simply won’t stop working or you’re constantly dissatisfied with the amount of time you have available to work.
Analysis Paralysis: You may feel confused and overwhelmed and unable to move forward in your business due to frequent over-thinking and continuous analyzing.
No Boundaries: You make yourself available to your clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and keep your smartphone close at all times. You may even have fears that your ability to be successful in business is threatened by the time you need to spend with your loved ones.
No Joy or Peace: You’re tired, worn out, agitated, and carrying the stress of the everyday ups and downs of your business.
QUESTION: Are you working by grind?
Grace Over Grind by Kingdom Business Owners
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. ~ Philippians 4:6 NLT
For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ kind and rose again for this very purpose - to be Lord both of the living and of the dead. ~ Romans 14:7-9 NLT