“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
So you don’t feel like it today, huh? You’ve been dealing with some difficult clients and customers. You have your own personal issues going on. You have your own business and you don’t really have to answer to anyone – except God. God says today that even if you’re your own boss, we have a sovereign God to whom we have to give an account. He wants us to acknowledge Him as the Owner and Operator of our businesses. He wants us to have a spirit of excellence as if He were doing our evaluation each day because…He is. Work hard at it. Whatever you do, work as if all your effort is exerted for God Himself. It’s a heart thing. Approach work wholeheartedly today.
Be on time.
Be in order.
Be a good steward.
Be of good cheer.
Be loving toward His people, even the difficult ones.
Be respectful of people’s time and money.
Be obedient to God’s Word.
Work at it today.
God will reward you. Jené Elaine Walker
Women who are called to business are still called to ministry. No matter what you do, your mandate is to minister to the people of God about Jesus Christ. Your business is your ministry. How do you represent the kingdom of God in your business? How do you manage your business wisely? How do you manage your time for your family? It is time for the business women of God to use their businesses and wealth for the kingdom of God. This is a kingdom takeover. Write your name in place of “she” in the Bible verse below to affirm how you are a woman in business, but ultimately, a woman of God. Say it daily.
“Jené is like the trading-ships, getting food from far away. Jené gets up while it is still night, and gives meat to her family, and their food to her servant-girls. After looking at a field with care, Jené gets it for a price, planting a vine-garden with the profit of her work. Jené puts a band of strength round her, and makes her arms strong. Jené sees that her marketing is of profit to her: her light does not go out by night. Jené puts her hands to the cloth-working rod, and her fingers take the wheel. Her hands are stretched out to the poor; yes, Jené is open-handed to those who are in need” (Proverbs 30:13-20).
“She gets wool and linen, working at the business of her hands.”Proverbs 31:13
Our businesses are greater than us. Our businesses are our ministries. Stay focused, refocus, or get focused. The kingdom of God is always the priority in our business. We either promote it or we’re teamed up with Satan to destroy it; there is no lukewarm. It is time to go hard for the kingdom. It is worth a vision, mission, goals, and brand realignment. It is worth a business name change. Because nothing is worth gaining this world and losing our souls. Jené Elaine Walker
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