Updated: Apr 2, 2021
My first job out of college was selling cruise vacations. In my first month of selling, they would only give me a couple of leads per day. As I progressed in my sales ability, they would give me a few more.
My sales manager soon realized I was a “selling machine” and he began to pour the leads on me. I was showing Management that they could trust me with more leads, and so they wisely responded by giving me more.
For us entrepreneurs, it works the same way with financial management. When we show God that we can manage the money we’ve been given, He opens up some more money for us. After we show even more ability to manage, He brings more.
Why do we struggle to pay our bills? Why do we live paycheck to paycheck? Why does it seem all the other business owners around us are financially successful while we scrape by to repay our student loans and mounting credit cards?
I believe the answer lies in our LACK of knowledge (ignorance) in managing money properly.
Jesus tells a story of a master who gives 3 servants a chance to manage His money. In the end, here is what the master said to the servant that showed the COMPETENCE to manage the funds correctly:
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!"(Matthew 25:21 NIV)
Godpreneur, it’s VERY simple.
There’s a direct correlation between your ability to MANAGE money correctly, and the blessing to receive more of it from our CEO (God).
Like my sales manager was testing me by giving me just a few leads, God uses money as a test of your faithfulness. In fact, money is the only “test” in the Bible from God. More than anything in your life, God will use money to test you, your business, and your faithfulness to Him.
Why? Because it’s the hardest thing we’ll ever do in our business – learning how to manage money God’s way.