I admit that when I first came to a relationship with God, it was because of a girl. I liked her, I wanted to please her. I was also kinda seeking higher purpose and meaning in life. Hey, God will use whatever he can to get to you.
I also admit that when I read the bible now, all I see is how it can help my business and me as an entrepreneur. I see it as the ultimate guide to owning a business! Am I crazy?
And all I want to do now is show other entrepreneurs how God and the bible are relevant to their business growth and success. I think that if I can translate that to others, I’ll actually be helping people develop a stronger relationship with God. Like I said earlier, God will use whomever and whatever to bring you into relationship with him.
We all see the world through our own passions, gifts and talents. We all fall in love with God and the bible in different ways. It’s part of the beauty of the omnipresense of God.
Some of us find the bible confusing. Some find it irrelevant to the times we live in. Others of us still think it’s a bunch of folktales told by some good people, but likely never happened.
I believe that’s because some of us haven’t made the bible relevant to our lives today. If we can see the bible as a manual to entrepreneurship, then I think more entrepreneurs would read it. But sometimes we need help from someone else to translate it into ways we can make it practical in our lives.
God inspires people like me to do that translating, and then he wants you to go out and teach other entrepreneurs the same.
In Nehimiah 8 we read that the people were hungry for the word, but not everyone understood it. So watch how a group goes out to bring understanding.
Nehemiah 8:5-8 says
Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. Ezra praised the Lord , the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground. The Levites—Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah—instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there. They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
You might not understand every part of the bible, but you also don’t understand every part of business and yet you’re committed to moving forward, growing, learning, and building. The same is true with the greatest business book ever written: the bible. The best MBA course you will ever enroll in happens Sundays and in bible studies at your church.
If we can fall in love with the bible as our business handbook, and church as the best business school in the country, then we can not only help our businesses succeed, but we can now have a way and reason to go out and ‘spread the gospel’ in ways we can understand.