Any question you may have, the bible has the answer to it. Specifically, when it comes to success in your business, the bible has the answer.
A few years ago , I didn’t know that God even cared what I was doing in my business. I thought He only cared whether I was following Him. When I went through a rough time in my marriage and business, it rocked my whole world. I Literally asked God to show me, exactly what steps do I need to take and what exactly do I need to do as an entrepreneur, mom, wife and everything in between.
That Journey led me to write my book: SMART GOALs for Christian Entrepreneurs. A foundation to help others that we’re like me, doing business the way every one else is when God calls us to operate under a different set of rules.
In this post, I want to show you, just 3 reasons why the bible is the answer to not just success in your business but everything in life. If you’re still not convincted then I have 7 more reasons why the bible is the answer to the success of your business when you sign up to my newsletter, you will get more encouragement and tools to help you in your entrepreneurship Journey. Click Here.
In the bible there are so many examples that show how God’s desire for us is to partner with us in our everyday lives including our business. He wants to be involved. Why would God give us the desire and then leave us to figure it out on our own? There’s a partnership, God desires, He wants to bless us, gifted us and He wants us to make a difference in the world but with His help.
We see an example of this in 2 Kings 4 when a widow approaches Elisha pleading for help. She lost her husband and was about to lose her two children to slavery, but rather than giving her money, God responds THROUGH Elisha and puts her to work!
God uses what little she had, a jar of oil, to help her create a profitable business which in turn allows her to pay her debts, keep her children out of slavery, and live on the surplus.
God is for us in our business. He desires for us to use our gifts and experiences in the marketplace as an act of worship no matter how insignificant they seem.
We serve a God who used a few drops of oil to launch a successful business, for a woman who was about to lose everything. God loves us and wants us to glorify Him in everything we do.
God’s word literally says: “He has plans to prosper you.” (Jeremiah 29:11). It also says in (Psalms 32:8)- “The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” To get to the success your looking for, it involves doing things His way, the way He does things. An example is in Luke 5:1-11, where Jesus literally showed a group of Fishermen (Business), who worked a hard and disappointing night of not catching fish. No fish met, no money for their family. Then Jesus shows up to scene and tells Simon to throw the net back in… In Business doing something the same thing over and over again is called…. Insanity. You don’t fish in the middle of the day and there are no fish, Simon and the other fishermen tried unsuccessfully all night.
In Luke 5:5- “Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” There’s a difference when God tells you to do something versus what is the logical thing to do in Business. Following God’s way of doing things is always better.
Like a parent that wants to see their child, win at games, pass a test that they studied hard for or just because you love them and what to give them something to make them smile. God is the same way. The Scripture says In (Matthew 7:11)- “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
These truths are in the bible for you to learn and live by. There are more reasons why the bible is the answer to success in your business when you decide to do things the way God has set them up. Going into 2018, Let’s purpose ourselves to live my what God says and what seems like the “things to do” in business but seeking first God’s kingdom in doing business.