There are a multitude of Bible verses for Christian Entrepreneurs to glean from. Entrepreneurship and Business is a phenomenal thing as you are allowed to create, just as our God created, and provide solutions to mankind’s problems through starting a business. Starting your own business can be difficult as it encompasses a variety of different fields that demands a team so that you’re not doing everything yourself, however, often when you start, you will have to wear many hats until you have enough capital to hire others. Although the going gets tough, there are a variety of bible verses on entrepreneurship that we can lay hold of for encouragement in our pursuit of starting a business. Here are 3 of my favorite bible verses for Christian Entrepreneurs to aid you in your walk with God:
1. Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT “Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.”
The TLB translation reads “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” How important it is for us to remove ourselves from the mindset that says we must have everything situated before we can proceed. We will never get anything done! It’s important to ask ourselves, “What’s in my hands now that I can work with as I work toward this destination?” which I mention in another of my blogs here. My wife and I did not have a powerful camera to record video for our Vlog series called Michael & Gaby but we started it just by using our phone camera. Had we waited until we purchased our Canon EOS M50, we would have waited for a year before beginning! We’d miss out on all the fun comments and people we impacted with our videos!
Whatever God has given you to do it is important to write a plan down for how to get there, including things in your plan that you may not own yet but with God’s help, you will in due time. As you do this, you have something tangible to refer to as you live by faith pursuing God’s purpose for your life in the realm of Christian Entrepreneurship.
2. Colossians 3:23 NIV “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,”
We live before an audience of One, and that’s the Lord. Often times we take life for granted and fail to realize that God is watching our every move. He knows our thoughts, and is well acquainted with us. When we fail to recognize that, we are prone to abusing our purpose and potential by not working our best in whatever task is present before us.
Imagine you’re at work and your Boss is sitting beside you working alongside you. Surely you would think twice about doing something that your Boss would not approve of. Same thing applies in the home. Would you do some of the things that you’re doing if your spouse or loved one was next to you watching? If you would, then I hope it is because you are doing everything unto God.
When we live this way, we not only honor our King, but also accomplish far more than we could ever expect because we’re applying our 100%, not 70%, or 60%, but our fullest capacity.
3. John 21:25 NKJV “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.”
I am an avid reader of books. While tending to my family duties as a Husband and Father, along with running our business and ministry, I make time to read at least 2 to 3 books monthly. The books vary in topic: books intended for a Christian audience, books offering insight into Business, and some times Sci-fi Fiction books. Yearly, this would mean that about 24-36 books are read, culminating to about an average of 4,800 pages – 7,200 pages. If I were to stack these books one on top of another, they would probably measure up to 3-6 feet high. If the average amount of words in a given page are 500 words, that would mean that I would read through 2,400,000 – 3,600,000 words a year.
Now, let’s put the verse into perspective. Given that during the times of Jesus books would be handwritten, we can agree that the words would be bigger than the small words we read today in our books. This would obviously mean that books back then would take up far more space, though not so much that we can’t put things into perspective. If John is saying that the entire world could not contain the books that would be written about all that Jesus did, then the total amount of words in those books would easily transcend past a Decillion, which equates to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000+ words. That’s a lot of zeroes, so much that I had to learn what the longest amount of zeroes that we have was named!
Jesus began His ministry when He turned 30, and would die after 3 and a half years. If John is speaking from his experience with Jesus, and perhaps his conversations with Him, that would mean that the amount of books to be written would cover the course of Jesus’ ministry in those 3 and a half years. I don’t know about you, but if I were to write a book about the amazing things I did during that timespan, it would not amount to a Decillion words. Depending on the season of my life, there may be fewer, or there may be larger. Jesus was quite frankly the most productive man of all time, and He was faithful to obey His Father.
I wanted to end with John 21:25 because you too have the choice today and every day to obey what God has been showing you or telling you to do. The amount of books of things you do may not meet the standard that Jesus held, but what if you gave it your all today and every day so that God may receive the glory for your life lived maximizing your potential and walking out your purpose faithfully?
Although this is just Part 1 of a list of Bible verses for Christian Entrepreneurs, I hope that you take these scriptures and run with them, daily meditating on them so that you may live a life as Matthew 5:14-16 describes — being the light of the world. Take these scriptures and serve your clients well, doing everything unto God. Be on the lookout for Part 2 coming soon.
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