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Trust in God

 

 

Trust in God

Running your small business is a spiritual journey as much as a road trip to business success. Along the road, you will be tested, stretched and stressed and these words from the bible will give you needed encouragement.

TRUST IS not a common element in the business arena. In fact, most, if not all business operations and activities, are executed on the premise that no one outside of the organization can be trusted.

 

As a result, there are company secrets and secrets of the trade. However, it's all about who you trust.

 

When economic problems arise - whether famine, legal issues, political matters or even health problems - the real reason they arise is to test and see who we will trust for us to get a victory, or the solution to the problems that arise.

 

Sadly, when problems arise, more trust is placed in man and technologies rather than God; and that oftentimes leads to pain, hurt, betrayal, disappointment and loss of finance and even the organization.

 

Don’t Worry

When things aren’t going well at work, it is always difficult not to worry.  I think we tend to think of worrying as productive.

 

If I worry about it, I will think up a solution that will fix things.  If I don’t worry if I am carefree, how will things get better? 

 

This scenario assumes we are in control.

 

Another scenario is when a business owner blames external conditions for poor business performance.  It is the economy.

 

How can I prosper if the entire oil and gas industry is down? 

 

It isn’t my fault that the housing market burst.

 

This scenario assumes someone else is in control – for Christians in business they may call these external factors Satan.

 

In either of these scenarios, we are assuming someone other than the Lord is in control.

 

And honestly, that may be the true source of the worry and panic.  Because anxiety is not from God.

Worry Is A Slap In The Face To Jesus

He tells us in Matthew 6:26-34 that, we are not in control, and that worry is a slap in the face to Jesus.

 

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith?

 

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”  In order to have a successful business, you must trust in the Lord. God’s will is what is best for us. There will be times when you do not understand why things are happening in your business, but God is always trying to teach us and protect us.

Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Whenever you have doubt, go to the Lord in prayer and wait on God to give you the answer. Remember that he speaks to us through visions and dreams, and sometimes he will send people who will speak his words to you.

Business Principle for Letting God Be Your Guide: Seek God to Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses.

 

Without knowing a business’ strengths and weaknesses, a business owner can bring a business to ruin by making bad business decisions. It is critical that business chooses to place its resources and energy into what it does better than the competition. Psalm 39:4 advises us to ask God to tell us our purpose and to measure us to tell us of our weaknesses.

 

Psalm 39:4, “Lord, make me know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.”

Things That Must Be Remembered:

Seeking God’s will is the key to true, fulfilling, peaceful, and joyful success in this life.

You have to bend your own human wisdom, understanding, will, and skills to the authority of God’s Word.

Trusting God is the essence of the Christian life; which means you have to trust Him with your business.

You need to seek His guidance through prayer.

You must be a good steward with your resources since God may stop providing where there is no proper management.

Chuck Groot is an author, speaker, teacher. His love of God has spanned over 6 decades and he finds the more he studies the Bible, the less he knows, the more he succeeds the more dependant on God he becomes, and that there is nothing outside of loving God our Father and being loved in return.

 

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