Updated: Apr 28, 2021
I think Missionaries have the hardest, yet most rewarding job on the planet. They get to invest in people’s lives down here, who will one day join them in heaven. Could you imagine being thanked in heaven by someone who’s like “Hey man, thanks for telling me about Jesus, I’m here because of you!”
We entrepreneurs can also participate in missions. I don’t mean that you should go on a mission (of course you can go on a short-term mission – I go on two missions per year).
What I mean is that God’s given us the opportunity to make money and support things that will bring people to Christ!
So how can we do this? Jesus says in Luke 16:9:
“I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.”(Luke 16:9 )
You and I have businesses that accumulate worldly wealth. It’s paper money that we don’t take with us when we’re gone. It’s the house and car that don’t follow us to heaven.
But what Jesus is indicating is that there is something that DOES follow us to heaven: people we directly or indirectly lead to Christ.
This is how you invest in heaven. A portion of your investment portfolio can and should go directly towards efforts in bringing people to Christ.
Here are some practical ways