Many Christians have become entrepreneurs today. This is a great thing if you put God first in your business. Sure, you’re bound to come across some people who dislike you because of this choice. Nevertheless, you must remain focused on God at all times. Here’s how you can do this.
Start and End with Prayer
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. – James 1:5
Before you do anything, take it to God in prayer. Ask Him to guide you in a way that glorifies Him. Being humble enough to do this reminds you that your business isn’t yours, it belongs to God. This knowledge enables you to bring Him honor and rest in knowing that He’ll provide for all your business’ needs.
Give of Yourself and Your Finances
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. – Hebrews 13:16
As Christians, God has called us to give of ourselves and our finances. When you step into a leadership role, you become a leader. Employees and customers will look at you to see how you put God first in your business. What do you do with your free time? Where do you spend your money? When God blesses you abundantly, make sure you give abundantly in return.
Remember the Great Commission
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost – Matthew 28:19
Sometimes we think all we need to do is tell others we’re a Christian. While it’s great that you’re sharing this with those around you, it’s also important to share your faith in other ways. For instance, as a business owner you can show others you’re a Christian by how you deal with critical reviews, disagreeable people, and in how you love and serve others. Remember, God has called you to be a light in your community. This means that you need to put God first in your business so you can be a light to those around you. While things won’t be perfect all the time, God is there for us to lean on in the bad times. By choosing to put God first in your business, you’re choosing to allow Him to bless you in all that you do.