Updated: Jan 7, 2021
I’ve had areas of my business and marriage that didn’t line up with “God’s ways.” For example, my wife and I never kept a budget. We had been to all the Financial Peace University classes, we knew God wants us to be diligent in our finances, but we didn’t care to be “obedient” with that part of God’s word.
Same thing in my business. I wasn’t keeping tight controls on my profits, not looking at my sales weekly, not keeping good financial records, and just being flat-out irresponsible with my spending.
And both my business and marriage suffered for that. My wife and I were great Christians, love God, but not honoring God in all areas of our life. My Business was God-first all the way, but not in THIS area.
We Godpreneurs all want to live right, run a business by the book, and love our wives the way the Bible directs us to, but we all have certain areas that don’t align with God’s Word. We have to ask God to show us both are known and unknown sins so that the visions we have for our marriage and business aren’t hindered in any way.
Although we may lead a God-centered business and marriage, if we choose to obey God in some areas of our life without obeying Him in other areas, our company and relationship will flourish only partially.
We all want the breakthrough in our business and marriage, but how do we clean up our known and unknown sins? How do we make sure we’re not missing out on God’s best for our business and marriage?
The bible says:
Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” (Haggai 1:5-6 NIV)