Updated: Dec 5, 2022
My branding agency does brand management for charter schools. We have year-long contacts with schools to do all their graphics and help with marketing. During our monthly meetings, they tell us all the things that have been planned, and my team helps them bring those visions to life.
Meeting clients to learn about their needs and asking questions about their community helps give us insight and wisdom in helping guide their brand's growth.
We business owners need to frequently meet with our clients or customers to gain wisdom and knowledge about their needs and wants. Having a relationship like this with our customers feeds us the ideas we need to innovate and provide better solutions for the marketplace.
In the same way, God wants us to meet with him frequently so that He can give us the wisdom and knowledge to be better business owners in this world.
How often are you meeting with God? How often are you stopping to analyze how you're living your days here on earth as an entrepreneur?
Ephesians 5:15 warns us, "Look carefully, then, how you walk!". The Bible not only warns us but also guides us on how business owners should live: "not as unwise but as wise."
You may ask yourself, "What does it mean to be a wise business person? What does it mean to live and operate our company as a wise man?"
The Bible has a clear answer:
"understand what the will of the Lord is." (Ephesians 5:17)
In his letter to the Ephesian church, Paul urged readers to recognize God's will. He speaks about God's will throughout the letter. Paul saw himself as an apostle by the will of God. All believers are adopted as sons through Jesus by His will (Ephesians 1:5). God's revelation contains the clear will of God. Those who study God's Word will become familiar with God's perspective on life's issues (2 Timothy 3:16).
For Godpreneurs, this shows that when we seek to understand the will of God for ourselves and the companies we start, we seek to live and operate like wise businessmen or women!
God is the creator of wisdom. When we know God and have a relationship with Him, it's natural to invest time in learning His teachings and seeking to know and practice His will for our entrepreneurial journey, which is good, perfect, and pleasant.
Today, the invitation remains: Be intentional in how you live and operate your company. Ask God for wisdom and seek to understand His will for your business life.
Prayer for Today
Lord God, we thank you for being so generous and deliberately giving me the wisdom I need to live a good business life. Today, we choose to live as wise Godpreneurs, and we ask for Your wisdom. We want to know and live Your will for us because I know it is good, perfect, and pleasant. In the name of Jesus, amen.