ENGAGING BIBLICAL WISDOM FOR BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:”-Matthew 7:24
Although there are different kinds of wisdom, heavenly wisdom is supreme. God’s wisdom brings promotion and endless breakthroughs, leads to success and causes exponential growth. God’s wisdom is embedded in His Word, and so God’s Word is the custodian of His Wisdom (2 Timothy 3:15).
God’s word makes wise. It follows that there is Biblical wisdom for business breakthroughs because God is interested in, and concerned about the works of our hands (Psalm 1:3).
If a believer is not prospering, God is concerned because stagnation in business or career are not His will for us – just as no good parent can be happy about the stagnation of their children.
The Bible states that believers are destroyed because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). This means that a business that is stagnant is not the result of the environment or witches, but because the proprietor lacks the requisite Biblical knowledge and wisdom to advance it.
What Does God say Concerning Business?
Talking about business breakthrough, it is important to understand the power of the mind: the human mind is the seat of wisdom. God’s Word cannot benefit your life until it has penetrated your mind.
The mind is so potent that negativity in it can paralyze God’s power. Therefore, we must renew our minds (Romans 12: 2; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Corinthians 10:3). The state of your mind determines the state of your business, because as a man “thinks in his heart, so is he” according to Proverbs 23:7. You will not experience elevation in your business until you change your thought pattern because everything begins from thoughts in the mind.
If someone’s business is down; they need a change of thought in order to improve their status. You need progressive thinking, and an advancement mentality to experience breakthroughs and ceaseless progress in your occupation.
The mind is so powerful that it can misinform, mislead or misdirect one’s life. For instance, it can create a wrong perception, misinterpretation or reading wrong meanings into innocent actions, thereby creating rifts which can snowball into enmity or other crisis.
This could lead to fighting completely unnecessary battles. The mind can also restrict one’s thinking to believe that prosperity can only come from working regular paid jobs.
However, receiving God’s Word and wisdom will mold and reset your mind and set your thinking right. Refresh your mind therefore, and as your mind is upgraded and updated, your business will progress to a higher next level. You cannot separate your business from God. Rather, your relationship with God must influence and affect everything you do (Colossians 3:17).
Love God’s wisdom more than your business, money, sales, or profiting because every problem of life including business is a wisdom problem (Proverbs 9:12; Proverbs 4:5). Renew your mind so that you can follow God’s path to breakthrough.
KEYS FOR BIBLICAL BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH
- We must be committed to spiritual growth and development:
This is because God will only bless us to the level of our spiritual stamina, therefore understand that life, business and career are all spiritual components (Romans 8: 6; Ephesians 6:13). It begins from the foundation.
Why are you in business? If it’s to make money, then you are wrong. We must understand that the purpose of our business is to glorify God and represent Him in the business world. Build up spiritual weight to become strong spiritually. Develop spiritual maturity by practicing the Biblical teachings you receive.
In order to command God’s defense in life’s battles, you need to fully know God as stated in Daniel 11:32. Spiritual strength will provide solutions when challenges arise, and enable you to resist the temptation to join the occult (Romans 8:31).
- Be Committed to Seeking the Advancement of God’s Kingdom:
You must learn that as a believer you are in business to represent God, and so you must see your business and career as a calling from God with you as His ambassador in your area of expertise.
Understand that everything you possess originates from God, and so wealth that your business generates is only entrusted to your care and is meant to promote God’s Kingdom (Deuteronomy 8:18).
Therefore, you must prioritize advancing His Kingdom on earth. Business and career are intended to glorify God and to bless others.
If you have this fundamental mindset you will never lack creative solutions or wisdom strategies to advance your business (Matthew 6:33).
- Be Committed to the Covenant of Tithing (Both Corporate and Personal):
Commit your finances to Kingdom-advancement endeavors.
Kingdom giving and tithing at both personal and corporate levels will keep the heavens open over your life and business (Matthew 6: 21; Malachi 3: 10-11, Hebrews 7: 5-6).
Giving demonstrates that you trust God. Sponsor missions and invest in soul winning and establishment.
- Understand that Everything Multiplies with Thanksgiving
In everything, give thanks to God and refrain from complaints or murmuring in church or business or career (Numbers 11: 1).
Insulate your heart completely from complaining and cease all forms of carnality (John 6: 6-11; 1 Corinthians 10: 10). In order to secure your destiny, give thanks in and out of season, when things work well and when they do not.
Control yourself from uttering just anything, and rather say what the Bible says.
Remember that when Jesus was confronted with the impossible task of feeding five thousand people with only two fish, rather than complain, He gave thanks to God and the meagre provisions were supernaturally multiplied (John 6: 11 -13).
It is also crucial to appreciate human beings. Business owners must learn that without customers, there will be no business. Treat your customers well before, during and after transactions. Do not defraud them. The customers should be treated as kings, because their patronage enables you to earn a living and pay your bills.
To the office workers, your employer is your customer. Appreciate your employer by rendering excellent service. Do not steal time from your employer otherwise you risk being laid off.
- Joy and Rejoicing are Mandatory for Unending Breakthroughs:
Joy is a weapon in the business and career world- Joel 1: 11-12 and Nehemiah 8:10makes us to understand that when there is joy, new ideas flow seamlessly, whereas if you lose joy, you lose strength.
A failed business is the result ofa lack of ideas because without joy you will experience dryness. When you lack joy, you will lack access to God’s divine presence, and by extension, to fresh insights (Isaiah 12:3).
This is Biblical wisdom that you cannot learn in any business school.
- Connect with Priestly Blessings: God confirms the word of His servants and performs the counsel of His messengers. Biblical accounts affirm that our forebears who prospered had spiritual coverings over their lives examples include Abraham and David (2 Chronicles 20:20, Genesis 14: 19-20. There is no phenomenal business success without a sturdy spiritual backup. You may master all theories about laws of business success and yet fail because there are hindering spiritual forces in the world.
Therefore, you need a grace that will move, project and advance your business. Your business must have two or three prophets that are taking care of your life, whose graces will work like fire for you (Ezra 5:2).
But be careful that you do not despise these prophets because their prayers will be worthless and you will be left with mere mercy droplets (Hosea 12:13). Jesus carried the greatest anointing, but it could not benefit the people because of their unbelief (Mark 6: 2).
Elevate your priestly relationships into father relationship so that the graces of everything they carry will answer for you. It is the will of God that whatever you do shall prosper. It will happen when you embrace His ways.
For God to assist and defend you stand as God’s ambassador in the business world and let it be from your heart.