Mixing faith and business is one of those things that shouldn’t be forced. Or faked. For those of us who have a deep and abiding relationship with God, our faith is such an integral part of who we are that faith and business blend naturally.
How do you build a new business (or grow an existing one) when you are a spiritual person? The basic tasks are the same. You still have to choose a business type, setup a website, build a list, etc.
Your faith (or lack of it) can play an integral part in your business success. Let’s face it – God is the ultimate business partner. He’s got knowledge and resources far above what’s naturally available.
When it comes to “I told you so,” the last entity you want to hear it from is God. He really is all knowing and, if you pay attention, will help you avoid traps in both business and personal life.
Basic Rules re Faith and Business:
- Make a habit of putting God first and the rest will follow. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
- Realize God does want your business to prosper. According to Isaiah 48:17 (KJV) he is the Lord our God who “teaches us to profit.”
- Know that God promises to deflect the enemy’s attempts to take us (personal lives and businesses) down. “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper,” Isaiah 54:17.
- Absorb the knowledge that God cares about your business and wants to hear from you about it. In 1 Peter 5:7, God commands us to cast all our cares on him, “because he cares for us.” If you are struggling with some aspect of your business, God expects to hear from you. Tell him about it. Ask for help. He is a great provider.
Whether you are looking to start a business or grow an existing one, I encourage you to let faith be part of your business plan. Divine intervention can, and does, appear at the most miraculous of times. Who cares if you succeed or fail? God. Who cares if you blur the lines or step across them? God. Who has your back when everyone else thinks your ‘little business idea’ is a cute but not happening venture? God.
No matter what the economy does, God is still God. No matter what the Internet does, God is still God. He can and will teach you to prosper no matter the circumstances.