A Christian Entrepreneurs Guide to Meditation



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Christian entrepreneurs operate businesses in an uncertain world. We choose to struggle to survive on our own or partner with God on a faith-filled adventure of uncertainty and dependency on His word. Without a practical way of connecting with God, we're prone to fear and stress. Thankfully, God designed us with a desire for worship and connecting to Himself, our creator. Meditation helps us entrepreneurs connect with God, which, by his grace, calms our busy brains for less anxiety and more enjoyment in life - the promise of heaven on earth.


Too good to be true? Nope! Both science and the Bible agree that meditation rewires and transforms our brains – for the better.


INTRODUCTION


I've heard that meditation is great. Still, as a Christian entrepreneur, I had two struggles: 1) I didn't want to be influenced by new-age spiritual philosophy, and 2) I didn't have hours every day to sit down in total silence.


So, I began to explore the science behind meditation and what the Bible says about meditation.


I discovered that I didn't have to compromise my Christian beliefs and become a monk searching for nirvana to reap the benefits of meditation.


The most significant discovery I made in my studies of meditation is that I had already been practicing a form of meditation by reading devotionals in the mornings. Don't devotionals provide us Christians with a great solution to many modern problems like stress and anxiety?


Well, that's the exact science behind meditation!


What is Meditation?

First, what is meditation? My idea of meditation was some Chinese philosophy of breathing exercises or some Hindu and Buddhist practice of repeating mantras.


However, when I studied the Bible, I noticed that meditation is contemplative prayer - a personal dialogue with God we have throughout the day.


The Bible says


Oh, the joys of those who …. delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. (Psalms 1:1‭-‬3 NLT)

For us Christian entrepreneurs, meditation is a mental exercise to break into the fruit-bearing season of prosperity that God has promised for us. And the most efficient form of meditation for us is to have a structured way of becoming aware of and reflecting on the things God wants to reveal to us for our businesses through His word.


For us, an excellent meditation practice is reading the word, reflecting on it, sharing it with people we interact with that day, and practicing it in our day-to-day business operations.


Meditation for Christian business owners is the process of identifying a problem we're experiencing, deliberately focusing on specific Bible verses or stories, and reflecting on their meaning in the context of the love of God and His desire for us to overcome that problem and live in the freedom of Christ.


The funny part that I'm writing about meditation is that


  1. I had a problem: I felt I didn't know how to meditate

  2. I went to God and the Word with my problem

  3. God revealed verses and insight into meditation

  4. I discovered that the way I was approaching my problem of meditation is, in and of itself, the art of Christian meditation 🤣


I can't help but laugh out loud at how amazing God is to those that love Him and serve Him!


This is how I've been solving my business problems since 2014. It's how I've come up with over 700 blog posts and 50+ business Bible studies. I've been meditating all along!


Gyms Train the Body, Meditation Trains the Mind


We all know the health benefits of physical training; doctors constantly encourage us to take up jogging, swimming, or weight lifting. And while physical fitness is good, the Bible says that godliness is of greater gain (1 Timothy 4:8).


How do we work on our godliness? Meditation.