Just like any other entrepreneur out there, Christian businessmen must work just as hard as everyone else in order to succeed.
Yes, you trust God fully and seek His guidance every step of the way. But God does require that you work diligently with passion and commitment. Being a Christian does not assure instant business success nor is it a license to be lazy and complacent. You will not achieve instant victory, not if you don’t work hard.
But more than financial success, as a Christian, you must aim to ensure that your business–its practice and standards–reflects God’s work in your life. Use the skills God has given you to glorify His name as you work diligently each day as a trustworthy steward of God’s business. Now, every success you achieve will point to God’s love and faithfulness.
Of course, your business is bound to go through its highs and lows, just like everyone else. But as long as you continue performing your task with commitment and passion, according to God’s will, then you’re going to come out the winner.
With that said, a Christian must work hard to succeed in business not only to earn a profit, but more importantly, to honor God and serve others. Remember that you are placed in that position for a higher purpose more than making money or storing up assets.
The next step now is is to equip yourself to carry out the tasks of your business to the best of your ability in order to glorify God.
In an article by Forbes, 18 top entrepreneurs gave a low down of the best tips they could give start-up businessmen. Here are the top answers.
Don’t spread yourself too thinly trying to be everything to everyone. Focus one product or service and strive to be the expert in that area.
It is only through failure that you learn and try harder. Making mistakes is part of your business journey, failure is inevitable just make sure you learn from it.
It’s not about the money
Put sincere service and value for money ahead of gaining profit. Be motivated by the thought of touching lives and making a difference in society. The money will follow.
Today is the day
Act now and not tomorrow. Never put off what you can do now. Tell yourself that now is the time to start that business, now is the time to serve people, now is the time to make a difference.
Find yourself a mentor
Look for mentors and coaches, people who have been in the business longer than you and have way more experience than you. Learn from their mistakes and strive to do better.
Steer clear of naysayers
Never allow negative people bring you down and steal your joy. Stick to your dreams and don’t listen to naysayers saying you can’t do it.
Now, while you’re working hard on sharpening your business skills always remind yourself that ultimately business success comes from God. Make sure you honor God every step of the way.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Psalm 127:1-2