- IS IT GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE?
“ 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. “Jeremiah 29:11
First things first, PRAY ABOUT IT! If you have decided to open up your own business, then ask God if this is His will, we sometimes make irrational decisions and then it might go out of the plan that God has for you, and when the plan does not always work out then we are the ones that want to question God on why it did not work or why is stuff not going great with the business. When in fact it was our responsibility to ask our heavenly Father for wisdom and confirmation that this is His will for us/U to start your own business.
And although the verse goes on by saying “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” I still strongly believe that this is still, if it’s in the will of God. If you are doing something that is not in the will of God then I believe that the specific plan cannot be prospered.
- “OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND”
“13 obey the government, for God is the one who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power. 2 So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow. “Romans 13:1-2
What is the no.1 law of the land concerning business? Is that the business needs to be registered if you make any profit from it.
Now I know some might argue that it’s a start-up company and they will wait a year to see if it is worth it to be registered or to continue with it, or ‘ I only make R2000 a month with my business I will register it when I make R10 000 or more per month” . The above mentioned verse starts by saying “Obey the government…” Not obey the government when and if it suits you. (Please also know to implement this verse if and only if it does not go against the word of God, If the Government brings out a law stating to steel from another business, then don’t obey that law as it goes against what God’s word says. )
As said, it’s the law of the land
that your business should be registered and if your business is not registered
it goes against God’s word of obeying the laws of the land and therefore you
are blocking your own blessings regarding your business.
- Client or not, DON’T GO AGAINST YOUR CHRISTIAN MORALS!
And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Mark 7:20-23
DON’T LOSE YOUR MORALS! As a business owner, one of my services I have to offer is website design, and if a client comes to me and asks me that he/she wants me to design a website for erotic toys, porn site or something satanic, I will with great pride say NO! I would rather lose a client and money then lose my Christian Morals. If a client requires from you in any form that you need to lie then it’s better to lose that client then to grant him his wishes and lose your morals.
I know some might say that business is business and that client helps you put food on the table, but in all honesty, GOD WILL SEND YOU SOMEONE ELSE! God will supply ALL YOUR NEEDS, you do not have to do something that is wrong in the eyes of God to get food on the table and in the same sentence thank God that He supplied the client. NB: God will not send you a client if you need to do something that goes against Gods word.
- “PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING”
6 Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. 7 Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel. Philippians 4:6-7
God is your first and best business partner, if you have a big decision to make then talk/pray to God about it. If you need to hire someone or fire someone, then pray about it. If you need to buy a new vehicle for the company, regardless if you have the capital for it or not, PRAY ABOUT IT! Make God part of every decision you make in your business, no matter how big or how small. God wants to be part of your business as much as he wants to be part of your life. So from this day on, don’t make another business related decision without talking to God about it first.
- PAY YOUR TITHE”
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I
have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. Matthew 5:17
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” say the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! Malachi 3:10
Now, I can already hear some of you say, “NOT THIS AGAIN! “. But in true fact, this is really something that I very important to a success full business. And I know some might not agree with me, and that is fine as well. I know what I know because of my own personal experience with tithing and not what other people have told me about it. So as for now I can really only share my testimony on this.
In the start of my Christian walk I was so getting annoyed by churches preaching about tithing that was the LAST thing I wanted to hear when all I had left for food was my tithe money, and NO I’m not saying to give your bread and butter money away and go sleep hungry every night. I was at a point in my life where, if I went to a church that spoke about tithing that I would leave that church and go somewhere else.
In 2018 I was unemployed and started my own business ( Still not paying my dues ), as time passed the lord put it on my heart to start paying my tithes when I asked Him for a solution for our finances. And as always, I ignored God command regarding tithing. The next time I prayed and asked God for a solution and breakthrough for our finances God again replied with “ Pay your tithes” at one point someone preached about it and said that, tithing is the ONLY thing that God challenges you on to test Him. Nowhere else in the Bible will you find a verse where God says “Test me in this” or “Put me to the test!”, ONLY in this ONE verse in Malachi.
So, after hearing this, I decided to “test God “on this, and I started to pay my tithes one all sales I got in, even If my tithe for something was only R1, I PAID IT! God changed our finances in a way that I cannot explain. There in not one day that goes by that we are in need of anything.
While faithfully paying my tithe for a few months the enemy thought it’s a good time to let confusion and wonder fill my mind about this and therefore I stopped paying my tithes for a few days, our finances went down instantly and I started to worry straight away about where we will get funds for what we needed. Then after speaking to some of my spiritual sisters and asking God for confirmation, which He gave me faithfully, I started paying my tithes again and in the same day God doubled my sales, without me even advertising anything.
GOD WILL ALWAYS BE FAITHFUL TO HIS WORD! Will you?
PS: Please note that this is my own personal experiences and what I have learnt during the years in the business industry. If you feel in anyway offended or have a different opinion please do not hesitate to contact me on the below contact information.
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