I’ve had my non-believer friends tell me “The bible was written so long ago by people that don’t know things today, that’s why I can’t take it serious.”
I’ve also had entrepreneurs tell me Christianity is an archaic institution and irrelevant in the modern business world.
Heck, even some believers can’t connect God to their business because there’s nothing in the bible that talks specifically about what they do professionally. I could imagine some are thinking if putting God at the center of our business is even worth it. They ask “Why do we even need this? Does God even care about my industry?”
This is the way God always intended it: he wants to express himself in any way, through every industry to every human being, and he’s going to use me and you to make that happen.
I struggled with connecting how making logos and websites made any difference in God’s big plan. I thought you had to own a nonprofit or run a church to be doing significant stuff.
As I got deeper into the understanding of God and the fact that he gives purpose and passion, and that he calls us each to uniquely do something, I realized that, in fact, I don’t do logos and websites. Instead, I bring to life the vision of God to entrepreneurs about their purpose and calling. I’m guiding people towards what they were Born to do vocationally. Thanks big stuff!
Jesus said this
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. (John 15:16 NIV)
We all have the opportunity of discovering what God’s purpose is for each of our businesses because God chose us, not the other way around. It’s revealed once we surrender our businesses and understand that it’s not there just to make us money or for us to pass the time here on earth. There’s a reason for realtors, barbers, accountants and car salesman. Each plays a significant role for God.
I’ve branded hundreds of companies and met thousands of entrepreneurs. Each one starts not knowing their exact purpose and significance. By the time I’m done with them, they know why God wants them to exist.
The truth is that owning a business is divine, timeless, and significant. You might be in it or out of it – either way, your work here is part of God’s eternal purpose for the Body of Christ… and it will be until our time is up.
The lie is that the bible is archaic – that it’s written by people who didn’t know the internet existed and it’s obsolete. The truth is that God wants to impact your business, his wisdom is timeless and significant for our growth.
God, make me a vessel of Your truth. When I begin to doubt the validity and need for you at the center of every business move, make me willing to take that thought captive. By Your Spirit and Your Word, convict me of Your divine purpose in my business for my good and for Your glory. Amen.