The other day, I had someone ask me, What does it mean to have God in your business? It took me back to the process God took me through when I first started my business over 6+ years ago, which then started the book writing process, in really explaining what it mean to have God in your business.
This is the process I write in my book: S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Christian Entrepreneur, A guide to achieving success in all areas of your life. You can get and learn more here. I began to sit down and write out the steps God took me through and the process is in more detail in the book.
#1- Don’t focus on money.
To be successful, the way God desires you to be, money can’t be the focus. You may be thinking…”Trista, I’m in business, I have to think about money…” I’m here to tell you, no you don’t! God want’s you to succeeded in business more than you do. He has strategies that won’t break the bank, that won’t cause you to stress, etc. God tells us in His word what to think on. In Philippians 4:8– “…Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praise worthy, think about such things.” If money is all you think about, it will the driving factor in how you run your business and God wants so much more for you.
#2- Live the lifestyle.
What does that mean… It means you follow the principles in God word and walk it out. You are a believer of Jesus Christ, there is a reason why you believe, share that story. You are a witness to how good God is, don’t hold that back. When you come across a word that has hit you in heart, walk it out. God’s word says in James 1:22 & 25– “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. The man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it, he will be blessed in what he does.” The 2 key words I want to point out is “Freedom” and “Blessed” This was the 2 things I craved in the midst of chaos I was experiencing. God wants you to be free from stress and worry and instead be blessed in your all areas of your life.
#3- Keep in front of you the purpose of why you are in business.
The bible says in Habakkuk 2:2– “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” It doesn’t have to be words, it can picture, a scripture of the reason God called you to the business. So every time you see it, you can continue on the path He has you on to success, enjoying the Journey on the way there.
I pray these tips help you in your Journey in what God has for you in your life. God’s way of doing things is so much better, He wants to succeed in life more than you do. If you would like more information about what I talked about, head on over to my book: S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Christian Entrepreneur click here, for more information, testimonies and the word of God, to help you along the way.
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