Sharing your faith in your business or personal life means you are talking from one heart to another.

sharing your faith

 

When we share our faith we try to remember the right words to say or we follow a script.  Sharing your faith is just allowing your heart to talk to another heart.  God will guide you in what to say if you are speaking from one heart to another.  That is what the Holy Spirit does in your life.

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Focus on each person instead of focusing on sales.

 

Christian business focus on people

 

If we really want to grow our businesses, we need to focus on the soul behind each purchase.  People buy from people and when they know we care about them, they will come to us for the sale.  It seems backwards, but contrarian thinking usually does.  Focus on the person (individual) and the sales (plural) will happen.

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Giving as Christians

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Here is a quick reminder that when we give gifts at Christmas or any other time of the year, we should focus on the person, their needs, instead of on what our wallet tells us.  A five dollar gift may be just as powerful as a hundred dollar gift if it is given with thoughtfulness and prayer focused on the needs or the receiver.

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business Bible verseScripture is full of Bible verses about business.  Just look at this Proverb and its wisdom.

We have been going through some Proverbs that lend themselves directly to business.  We covered a Bible verse that reminded us that our business grows when we grow.  We covered a Bible verse that reminded us to make plans and take action.  Today, we get into the point of who we are.

 

Business Bible Verse: Proverbs 11:3

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” Proverbs 11:3 NIV

 

Again, here is the same verse in different translations so we can get a good grasp on what it means:

 

“The integrity and moral courage of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.” Proverbs 11:3 AMP

“The integrity of the honest keeps them on track; the deviousness of crooks brings them to ruin.” Proverbs 11:3 MSG

“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.” Proverbs 11:3 KJV

 

What does this business Bible verse tell us?

I love it when the Bible talks directly to who we are as a person.  In this Proverb, we see that integrity is the foundation to our character.  Integrity leads us to make the right decisions in our family, in our community and in our business.

If we look at the Amplified version above, we see that integrity has the same meaning as moral courage.  We must have the courage to act the right way no matter what the circumstances.  We must be moral in making our decisions and in doing so we will find ourselves knowing what decisions to make.

I have heard of many business owners struggling with decisions only to find out that the decision was easy when we add God into our decision making process.  When we know we are people of integrity, it becomes who we are and how we act.  It is not hard to make the right decision when we know who we are and who we belong to.

Let’s quickly touch base on the other side of this Proverb.  We understand that cheating of any kind will always lead to destruction.  Crooked actions will always rise to the surface, so why waste time trying to cheat?  Cheating on your taxes is more than just a little fib to the government, it is a moral decline that only leads to more bad decisions.

 

What can we do about this business Bible verse?

Become a person of integrity by understanding that you are a child of God.  You are of a higher making and He has filled your life through the Spirit.  It may be tough, but if you have a chance, right any wrongs you have done.  And if you can’t do that, draw a line in the sand and decide from this point forward to live in integrity and honor God with all of your decisions.

Take time to learn this verse.  Commit it to memory and any time you have a tough decision, quote this verse.  You can even make a poster and hang it on your wall.  Do whatever it takes to remind yourself who you are in Christ!

 

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business Bible verseToday we look at another Proverb that relates specifically to business.  It is amazing how many scriptures talk about business if you just look for them.

You have to remember that in ancient times, the work system was set up differently than it is today.  If you wanted to make money, you found something to make or sell.  Most of the population was some sort of business person whether they were a doctor, farmer, fisherman, or carpenter.

Business Bible Verse: Proverbs 21:5

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5

Let’s look at this verse in different translations like we did in our first business Bible verse Proverb:

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.” Proverbs 21:5 KJV, King James Version

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance and advantage, but everyone who acts in haste comes surely to poverty. ” Proverbs 21:5   AMP, Amplified Bible

“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.” Proverbs 21:5  MSG, The Message

 

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What does this business Bible verse tell us?

I have seen many businesses jump too soon only to find they were not prepared.  They got caught up in trying to make a quick buck and they forgot the purpose of business is to help people and make money.

Planning, however, does not need to be done so much that no action is taken.  It is important to implement what you have planned.  The truth in this scripture is found between planning an action.  Let me explain.

Plans lead to profit, success, plenteousness, abundance, and advantage (all from the above scriptures).  Yet, none of that could happen until you put into practice what you are planning.

I did some digging and the word for ‘diligence’ in the original Hebrew language has many meanings: “sharp, sharp pointed, strict decision, trench, moat or ditch.”  If you look at those words, they do not say, planner.  These are words of action.  You have to be sharp and make decisions.  You must be in the trenches and take action where you are.

 

What can we do about this Bible verse?

Do your due diligence and study what you need to do for your business.  What steps will it take to take you to the next level?  What do you need to learn?  What policies and procedures do you need to have in place?

Once you decide what you need, do it!  Don’t spend more time trying figure out all the ins and outs.  Start taking action on what you know and fill in the blanks as you go.  Then, you are not acting in haste, you are acting in knowledge.

After you have started planning, take one of the Bible verses above and memorize it.  Make scripture part of who you are each and every day.  Make scripture the foundation that grows your business.

 

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