Updated: Jan 26
This statement changed my life: give credit to where credit is due.
I friend of mine told me this after I started to explain to him the awesome things happening in my life after I learned about the law of attraction in the book The Secret. Before I became born again, I was discovering a spiritual world that wanted me to WIN, be rich, have abundance. It was all so new and amazing to me! All I could do was share it with everyone I knew! I bought the book, the DVD, I was preaching The Secret to my staff, my clients, and my friends! I couldn’t contain myself, it was like I had discovered what I was looking for all along!
But one friend stopped me when I tried to share it with him. He said ‘Alex, that’s great! But do you know who is the power behind this law of attraction?’. He went on to explain that this is God, and he wants me to succeed! My friend said that I’m on the right track, but I’m missing one key component: give credit to where credit is due.
We have a tendency as entrepreneurs to want to do this world on our own. Even the best Christians can forget that God is the power and force behind their business and begin to stray away. We come to God when our businesses need help, then the business starts doing great and we end up spending Sundays on the boat that we purchased from the successful business God helped us create. We forget God, we forget to give credit to where credit is due.
Nehemiah and his leaders have a solution for this, and as you can suspect, it’s centered around giving credit to God.
Nehemiah 9:5 says
"And the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah—said: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. ” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise."
When you give credit to God for the successes of business, it’s powerful because it keeps your mind focused in a positive direction. I’ve been close to over drafting my business bank account, and the only thing that kept me from depression and suicidal thoughts is praising God for who he is! And guess what? A check would appear or a lead will call with payment to get started on a project. Out of NOWHERE someone will call to buy my product. Coincidence? No. This is how God works.
As long as we Godpreneurs give credit to where credit is due, we are putting our minds in a place to attract much more success and abundance into our businesses. God wants this for us, if our minds and our hearts are aligned in giving Him credit always.