I often wonder why Christian businesses fail. It really bugs me and honestly, I think it bugs God. God does not set us up to fail.
I have to share a little rant today. . .
I’m tired of seeing Christian in business fail! There are too many opportunities in this world and with God on our side, why are not more Christians succeeding? We can’t help but succeed . . . IF we put Him first.
That is the first issue I have with Christian business owners. Sure, they pray, but prayer is not an integral part of their business life. They say a prayer like, “God help me succeed in business today.” What a selfish prayer.
Look at what James says in Chapter 4, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
See the slight difference?
We are to put the Lord FIRST. When we start our business. When we open for business each day. When we are doing well. When we are failing. When we are mad and want to give up. When we are excited and ready to take on the world.
God is with us each step of the way. He wants us to acknowledge Him as the True Owner of our business.
I work with all kinds of business owners. From multi-million dollar companies to businesses that are just starting out. I work with Christian and non-Christian business owners. The Christians who are succeeding have a breath of fresh air about them. They have God integrated into their whole way of doing business.
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It is more than just quoting some Bible verses and putting God in our value statement. It is whole-heartedly following Jesus as a true believer . . . a disciple. It is understanding that God is in everything we do and everything we do, we do for Him.
Listen Christian business owner, let’s not wait for something to happen, let’s make it happen. Let’s call on God and sit down with Him in a One on one ‘board meeting.’ He is the Owner and we should not move until He says move.
And when God says move, we should take action. We should learn all we need to do the most excellent work for a Most Excellent God. We should implement with His plan in our business and wisely take the steps we need to prepare for the growth that He wants us to have.
Christian, take action today. Sit down with the True CEO of your business. Get away from the office if you have to, but take time to really seek His will for your business. Only then, with that solid foundation, will you have a business that succeeds and honors God.