A Christian Entrepreneur isn't better than any other entrepreneur. We face the same challenges as all entrepreneurs, but we do have an advantage. Specifically, I'm talking about the Holy Spirit.
And before you freak out, let me explain what I mean.
As Christians, we have the privilege of working together with God. (1 Corinthians 3:9). As a result, we have access to the wisdom of God by the Holy Spirit (John 14:26).
You see, your work isn't just about you alone. It is a God-given assignment in the earth. In the same way Paul continued to work as a tentmaker, and Lydia continued to operate her business of purple cloth, the work you do is an avenue which God uses to reveal Himself to the world.
In Matthew 5:16, Jesus tells us to "so let your light shine that people will see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven." We are the earthly witness of a heavenly truth.
The Testimony of the Christian Entrepreneur
How we navigate the challenges we face and manage the stress, along with where we turn for instruction, all reveal something about the nature and character of God. It also reveals what we believe about what God says in His word.
I heard Joyce Meyer say something that really hits home. And, if you follow her, I'm sure you've heard this, too. I'm paraphrasing: "Most people want a testimony. But when they face a test, all you hear are the moanies."
I dare you to dig deeply into the Word of God and see what HE says about business. I know you will be surprised - and delighted. There are so many verses I could recommend but my favorite is this:
Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant He confirmed to your ancestors with an oath. Deuteronomy 28:18 NLT
And finally, just to be clear that I'm not saying we "use God" for our benefit, here's where it all begins...
Sin is a dethroned monarch; so you must no longer give it an opportunity to rule over your life, controlling how you live and compelling you to obey its desires and cravings. So then, refuse to answer its call to surrender your body as a tool for wickedness. Instead, passionately answer God’s call to keep yielding your body to him as one who has now experienced resurrection life! You live now for his pleasure, ready to be used for his noble purpose. Remember this: sin will not conquer you, for God already has! You are not governed by law but governed by the reign of the grace of God. Romans 6:12-14 TPT
I started out by saying the Holy Spirit is a Christian Entrepreneur's secret weapon, but the truth is - the Christian Entrepreneur is GOD's secret weapon.
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