So you think you are called to start a business? Or maybe God called you to himself after you were already a business owner. Either way, you actually want to run a business in a way that honors God. Good for you! Strap yourself in, because you are about to go on the ride of a lifetime!
Being a business owner myself and helping others run and improve their businesses, I can tell you that it’s daunting enough to run a business, but running a business God’s way is a whole other world.
Whatever kind of business we are building, whether it’s in an office, a home office, or even managing our families, we need to base our business on solid foundation. Our approach to building a business or a family may feel upside down to the rest of the world as we lean on our faith in Christ as our foundation. A foundation built on Christ is the only foundation that will sustain us.
Maybe you have just started a business or you have been running one for years. Wherever you are, it is never too late to ask God to be the foundation. Here are some practical steps to letting God manage your work:
1. Hold a Meeting with God
Take some time to meet with God about your business or the household you are managing.
2. Keep Your Relationship with God First
Our business, especially ones just getting started, seem to demand our full attention and all our time, right? It can feel impossible to have time with God while running a business. But God invites you to put Him first, and the rest will follow. (Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33) Keep Him first and foremost and then, out of that place with Him, let Him guide you in your work. Keeping Him first keeps our work on the solid foundation of Christ and His Word.
3. Pray for Your Business
How often do you simply lift your business or household up in prayer? Schedule a time during your week to pray for your work. Pray for God’s guidance and blessing. Pray for your work relationships and the direction of your business. Pray about every concern on your heart regarding your business. When we pray, our confidence grows stronger, our peace grows deeper, and our business blooms.
These are just the start, the foundation, the fundamentals of doing business God’s way.
What do you think?
Have you sensed the call from God to start a business?
Will these steps help you do business God’ s way?
What would you add to the list?