Updated: Feb 1
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.
Business Plan for Success
Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Aiden. Aiden loved to ride his bike with his dad to a secret lake to find and collect snail shells. They would bring the shells home and spend hours painting them all types of cool colors and doing different arts and crafts with them.
One day, Aiden decided that he wanted to start his own business finding and selling snail shells. He was so excited to get started, he went out and collected a whole bunch of shells without giving much thought about how he was going to make it happen.
As he began to work on his snail shells, he realized that he needed a plan. He didn't know how much to charge for his shells, where to sell them or even how to ship them to people who lived far away. Aiden felt overwhelmed and didn't know what to do.
He remembered a lesson his Sunday school teachers taught him about Proverbs 16:3, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." And he knew he needed to pray and ask God for guidance.
Aiden sat down and wrote a business plan. He listed out his goals and objectives, the supplies he would need, and the steps he would take to make his business a success. He also set aside time to pray and ask God for His guidance and wisdom.
With his business plan in hand, Aiden was able to organize his thoughts and put his ideas into action. He was able to make beautiful snail shell air plants that people loved, and he was able to sell them at fair prices online and through stores in his neighborhood. His business was a great success, and he was able to give back to God, his community, and save up for stuff he wanted.
Aiden learned that just like a roadmap guides us on a journey, a business plan guides us on the journey of growing and managing our business. And with God's guidance and wisdom, we can make our dreams a reality.
Dear God, Thank you for giving us the ability to think and create. Thank you for the gift of writing and the ability to put our thoughts and ideas into a plan. We are grateful for the opportunity to work hard and be successful in our business ventures. Help us to use our talents and resources to bring good to the world and to those around us. Amen.
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." (Proverbs 16:3)
If we pray and ask God for guidance in whatever we do, he will help us with the plans and help us achieve our goals for our lives and make our dreams come true. With God's guidance, we can make our plans a success.
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