If anything is an exercise in faith…entrepreneurship is a prime example.
My wife and I opened a beauty supply store in the mid 90’s called Perms Plus. We were in our 20’s. We learned a lot and the business lasted about 3 years.
But, that wasn’t our last entrepreneurial endeavor. In 2015 we decide to invest in our anointing, talent and creativity. We researched how to turn songs I had written into radio-quality recordings and went to work.
We hired an entertainment attorney, producer, publicist, radio promoter, photographer, makeup artist, stylist, and started a publishing company called Al-Go-Rhythm Music to be the machine behind Mechelle Johnson Music. In short, an independent artist is a small business.
While working our music, I purchased my WordPress domain and launched this blog. Since then I’ve invested countless hours and dollars promoting my site hoping to establish BEBLESSTIFIED.COM as a trusted resource for inspiration, edification, exhortation, admonition, entertainment, and hopefully salvation from a fresh, ‘I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT LIKE THAT BEFORE’ perspective.
Both of these efforts are just as much entrepreneurial endeavors as our beauty supply store years ago.
So, when people share their financial resources in response to any independent artist’s or blogger’s work, they aren’t giving to charity, but have received and benefited from a product and service of great value. You are producing God’s intangible tangibles that touch the mind, heart, soul and body.
And, when the music and writing is Christ centered it qualities for the biblical command to support ministry…
1 Corinthians 9:14 (NKJV)
Galatians 6:6 (NKJV)
6 (A)Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
So, any bloggers or indie Gospel artists reading this piece, don’t forget that you are releasing perpetual seeds into the earth that can influence, entertain, encourage and bless people for generations to come. You are working hard and sacrificing your time and money just as any other entrepreneur does.
If someone blesses you financially…you’ve earned it. Just stay focused on the integrity of Gods word in everything you do, and keep working!
Proverbs 3:6 (NKJV)