I wanted to share a few things with you in my Journey of doing business God’s way as a mother, wife, entrepreneur and everything in between. I wanted to share some tips to those who are starting out in doing business, here are a few things you should know…
1- Are you Faithful, right now, in your current season?
Before starting that business, did God instruct you to do some other things before starting something new? Do that first and then see what God has for you next.
2- What is your motive? You want to check your heart before stepping into something new. Are you chasing money? I talk more about this in my book: S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Christian Entrepreneur.
3- Is it a good idea or God idea? Are you chasing after opportunities that seem like a good idea? Before doing anything else Ask God first.
4- Don’t Quit. I talk about this in my book as well and If God directed you in the business you are in now, and you know without a shadow of doubt that you are to stick in this business, Don’t quit.
5- Read books. Once you get your degree in a particular subject doesn’t mean you stop learning. You read to keep developing yourself and learning more everyday.
6- Research. Before stepping into an opportunity, do your research, pray to God, talk to wise counsel about it.
7- Surround yourself with positive people. You don’t want to hang around those that are negative and want to bring you down but those who want you to succeed and that are positive.
A lot of the tips I wrote about in this post is from experience, A LOT of it was mistakes and moments where I feel flat on my face. I definitely learned from them and here is the wisdom, I would share with someone, if they would’ve ask me, what kind of advice I would give them when starting a business in doing it God’s way.
So, the idea is to allow God to be God in your business. There is no need for the stress, the frustration or even confusion on what to do, when you do things God’s way it is so much easier and less stress. My book as well talk about this in more detail, if you would like more information.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (amp) “Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart, And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].”