Parent Instructions: If you're teaching your child entrepreneurship or doing a business together, read this devotional to them. I wrote this to teach my son, Aiden, about budgeting. Aiden and I have a snail shell air plant business together.
Employee vs Entrepreneur
Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Aiden who loved to collect snail shells. He enjoyed painting them and using them to make cool decorations from scratch. As he grew up, Aiden had to make a decision about his future. He could either become an employee, or he could become an entrepreneur.
One day, Aiden went to visit Papa Jose, his wise old grandfather who was known for giving good advice. Aiden asked his papa, "What should I do with my life? Should I be an employee or an entrepreneur?"
His papa smiled and said, "Aiden, both being an employee and an entrepreneur are important in their own way. As an employee, you can learn to be responsible and follow instructions, like me and your grandma. And as an entrepreneur, you can learn to be creative and take risks, like your Dada."
Aiden was a little confused, so his Papa continued. "God has given us all gifts and talents to use for His glory. It doesn't matter if you are an employee or an entrepreneur, you can always serve God and help others. The Bible says, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."God has special plans for you and wants to see you happy and successful. So, why don't you pray and ask God what He wants you to be?"
Aiden prayed and thought about what his Papa had said and decided to become an entrepreneur like his Dada. With the help of his dad, he started his own business and used his love for collecting empty snail shells to make unique and beautiful creations. His business was a great success, and he used his profits to save money for Nintendo games, give to God, and help those in need.
Years went by, and Aiden became known for his kindness and generosity. People would often ask him how he was able to be so successful, and he would always answer, "God's plan for me is to serve God and use my gifts for His glory."
And so, Aiden learned that it didn't matter if he was an employee or an entrepreneur. What mattered was that he served God and used his talents to make a positive impact in the world.
Dear God, thank you for loving me and having special plans for me. I trust in You and know that You want me to be happy and successful. Help me to have hope and a bright future. Thank you for always being with me and guiding me.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)
God has special plans for you and wants to see you happy and successful. He wants you to have hope and a bright future. Just like a loving parent who has a plan for their child's future, God has a plan for you too, and it's always good! You can trust in Him and know that He loves you and wants the best for you.
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