Whether you are an entrepreneur or CEO of a major corporation, the Bible is the ultimate source valuable, pertinent advice and guidance; it provides you with the keys to your future successes. Proverbs 24:27 – “Prepare your outside work; make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house.”
Sometimes (Believers), take the approach that because we are believers, we will receive everything we need (as it relates to our) business, by using the powerful gift of prayer. We pray for a financial influx, better clientele, more marketing ideas, and overall success of our business endeavor. Moreover, in some circumstances, we outline (in our prayers) how we want God to answer our prayers.
However, it has been my personal experience that God blesses in several different ways, but His blessing solely depends on His purposes. Sometimes, God’s answer will match exactly what the person has requested, sometimes His reply is less than desired, and often God’s answer dramatically exceeds our expectations. Biblical Entrepreneurs face difficult decisions and hard choices daily. We must determine how to run our businesses in a way that glorifies God, but still make a profit (no profit. no business). To do so, biblical entrepreneurs should stay in prayer, spend time asking and really “listening” to God’s response.
However, biblical entrepreneurs should also remember that God’s accomplishes whatever He desires, and God’s will never take second to our wishes. We may ask for whatever we want, but we receive what God desires to bless us based on His good and perfect nature.
In short, are you asking according to His will, or according to your desires, wants, and perceived needs? Remember, God will answer you according to His purpose and will for your life. This basic understanding of aligning your business (with the help of the Holy Spirit) with God’s purpose can save a biblical entrepreneur countless hours of sleepless nights. Proverbs 19:21 (New International Version) – “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
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Tips for reading the Bible.
Who said it?
Who was it said to?
What did it mean to the original listeners?
How does it apply to us, if at all?
I like to end my articles (and eBooks) with a question that all biblical entrepreneurs should be asking themselves about their business. What can I do to serve God’s other children?
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