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Your Faith and Entrepreneurship

Has God placed a dream or idea in your heart? Perhaps it's a vision to start a business, something that has been tugging at you, maybe an idea that won't let go. You have this desire, and you might be wondering how to incorporate your faith and entrepreneurship; can they go hand in hand? They can coexist, and our faith can be the driving force behind our business. It can be what sets our business apart from other businesses and our competitors.

Providing Value to Others

Our entrepreneurial dreams aren't just about financial gain; they can also be a means to bless others. When you think about it – Our business can potentially be a vehicle for God’s provision to others. It may be a product that improves their lives, a service that solves their problems, or an experience that brings them joy. We can provide value to others and, at the same time, support ourselves financially. It is possible for our business to make a significant income and make a positive impact.

The Power of Faith

Tapping into our faith while pursuing our entrepreneurial journey gives us a unique advantage. Our faith should be the foundation that we use to build our business, and it can be utilized to help with every decision we make, every action, and every interaction we have.  We know that it can be stressful and scary to start something new, but our faith lets us rely on God for wisdom and guidance.

Prayer as Your Business Partner

One of the most powerful tools that we can utilize from our business toolbox is prayer. When we seek God's guidance and align ourselves with His will, we set the stage for something extraordinary. Proverbs 16:3 says this: "Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established."

Prayer isn't just about asking for success; it's about surrendering our business to God. It's acknowledging that we can't do it all on our own. As part of our business journey, when we pray over our business, we invite wisdom, discernment, and divine intervention into all our decisions. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Integrity in Action

When we conduct our business with prayer and purpose, we automatically affiliate ourselves with integrity. We become a businessperson who exhibits honesty, transparency, and ethics in a world where many people choose shortcuts and compromises. Our customers, employees, and partners will notice the difference. It will be what sets us apart from our competitors. And it builds a trust that brings people back again and again.

God’s Will in Your Business

We start with a purpose and vision for our business, but God's purpose for our business may go far beyond what we initially envisioned. We may find new ways to serve our community, support charitable causes, or mentor other aspiring entrepreneurs. When we lean into God’s will, it helps us focus on the impact we can have on others. Our business can become a platform for sharing our faith and values with the world.

So, if you have been dreaming of a business idea that won't go away, know that it may not be by chance. God may be calling you to something extraordinary. When you embark on your entrepreneurial journey, remember the power of prayer and purpose. Commit your work to the Lord, seek His guidance, and let your faith be the compass that guides your decisions.