Being a founder is an exciting and difficult endeavor for anyone with a vision to make a difference in the world. The journey of establishing and leading an initiative, whether a business, a non-profit, or a community project, comes with challenges and opportunities. In this quest to watch over and transform our world, founders must prioritize three fundamental activities: prayer, building a high-quality team, and resource mobilization. This is what we learn from a careful study of the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus. A million tasks will demand your attention every single day, but if you invest your time into these three things, you will get things done.
Amid the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship, prayer is the anchor that keeps the founder rooted. It’s not merely a religious activity; it’s a practice of seeking guidance, wisdom, and discernment. Founders are constantly faced with complex decisions. A moment of reflection in prayer can provide clarity and insight. Proverbs 16:3 (ESV) says, “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” It is a mistake to think prayer is something required only for people working in religion. Everybody needs to cultivate a prayer discipline for the best outcomes in situations. King David was known for an intensive prayer lifestyle. He was not working in religion.
Prayer helps you get guidance and clarify your purpose, but you need a high-quality team for execution. Everything rises and falls based on the strength of available leadership. You must recruit other leaders that share your values and work together as a team. Resource mobilization ensures the initiative’s sustainability. If you bring together a team and fail to secure the required resources, you still lose in the long run. A founder must be resourceful and creative in seeking partnerships, collaborations, and financial support. Be sure to embrace these essential activities. They are not just part of the journey; they are the roadmap to success.