Self-Discovery And Self Development

Self-Discovery And Self Development. RCCG Manual.


Memory Verse: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going”-Ecl. 9:10

Bible Passage: Genesis 26: 12-22. 



One of the crucial challenges every human faces is the discovery of his purpose for living. When the use of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. If you do not know what God has prepared you for, you may not be able to operate successfully as an entrepreneur. That is why it is important to find out what exactly it is, God has purposed for your life and acquire the necessary skills for the accomplishment of this divine purpose in the contemporary, complex and competitive world you live in. 



  1. Discover your creative ability
  2. Develop essential skills



God is the first entrepreneur (Genesis 1: 1-31), the source of all creativity, and the originator of our ability to make something of value out of the raw materials of this world ( John 1:3; Hebrew 11:3). God expresses your purpose through prayer, Bible study, education, training, dreams, visions, instincts, inclinations, desires, counselling, urgings and yearnings towards particular areas (Jer. 29:11; Ps. 119:105; Prov. 3:5-6). 


The entrepreneurial process requires a lot from a person. It requires them to look at the world and see an unmet need, an area of dissatisfaction, or a problem. Visualize a solution, often a solution others belittle. In many cases, the solution requires a completely different approach, something no one else could see (Genesis 44:34-40; Genesis 47: 13-26). 


To create something truly useful, lasting and of value, we must create as God did. The enterprise must serve others, give them value, make life more enjoyable and glorify God (Colossians 3:17). A person that creates purely for himself as a hobby, not a business. When your hobby translates into a business, it adds value to others. When the motivation, as well as the business, is honourable. God delights to bless it (Ps. 37:23). Accepting Jesus Christ as your Saviour and having a relationship with Him is the prerequisite to discovering God’s purpose for you as an entrepreneur (Is. 2:5; 1 John 1:7; Eph. 5:8). 


Develop Essential Skills

The following are the essential skills required from an entrepreneur:

  1. Communication skill: The ability of the entrepreneur to pass information about the product, its unique selling point, price and other relevant information that the customer should be aware of about the product and the company (Colossians 4:6; Eccl. 10:12; Mark 9:50; 1 Peter 3:15).

2. Listening skill: This is the ability of the entrepreneur to be attentive and respond to the prospective customer’s questions and complaints about the product being introduced to them through personal selling, sales promotion, etc. The salesman must not be aggressive in his approach so that he can successfully close sales (James 1:19). 


3. Negotiation skill: This is the ability of the entrepreneur to bargain successfully with the middlemen i.e wholesaler and retailer about place orders, volume/quantity of product, pricing, discount and other incentives provided by the company with utmost sincerity and proper articulation of its policies on penetration, distribution, and competitive strategies (Luke 14:28; Genesis 21: 28-31). 


4. Conflict management skill: The ability to settle disputes amicably between the company and its customer is another vital skill required from an entrepreneur (Heb. 12:14). 


5. Problem-solving skill: The entrepreneur should possess the ability to identify, analyze and proffer appropriate solutions to various problems encountered in carrying out its selling activities. He must be able to gather relevant information from veritable sources, and analyze and interpret the information in line with his knowledge about consumer behaviour and purchasing decision process. 

6. Interpersonal skill: The entrepreneur must be able to interact with people easily and relate with them because anybody met is a potential customer someday or somewhere. The salesperson must be approachable, cheering and purposeful (1 Sam 22:1-2).


7. Time Management skill: Proper time management is necessary to differentiate between extremely urgent tasks and those that can wait. An entrepreneur should use a notebook or whiteboard to prioritise tasks by writing them down (Ecl. 3:1). 


8. Technical skill: To be in stride with the recent times, entrepreneurs should at least have a basic knowledge about the technologies that are to be used (Dan. 9:2). 


9. Managerial skill: Entrepreneurs should have the required skill to manage different people such as clients, employees, co-workers, competitors etc (Gen. 39: 4,9a). 

10. Organizing skill: They should be highly organised and be able to maintain everything in a format and style (1 Chro. 12:32). 


CONCLUSION: Proper use of your skill is a gateway to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Be intentional. 



  1. How can you discover your creative ability as an entrepreneur?
  2. Mention four (4) essential skills of an entrepreneur from the manual. 


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