5 Biblical Principles To Unlock Success In Your Business
1. Be The Master Of Your Own Money: Have A Budget/Plan
It can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day expenses of running a business and neglect to plan for the future. A budget can help you better steward your finances and control how your money is spent.
To many, a budget is seen as restrictive and an indication of poverty; however, a key part of “being rich” is being wise and planning for the future.
In Luke 14: 28-30 NLT, Jesus said;
“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?"
Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!”
The same principle applies to business.
Count the cost, know your numbers, and have a budget. It is a Biblical principle of stewardship that will help you to unlock success in your business.
2. The Biblical Principle Of Sowing And Reaping: Invest In Your Business
Galatians 6:7 KJV warns us, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
This is true in life and in business.
If you want your business to be successful, you need to invest in it. You need to sow time, energy, money, and resources into it so that it can grow and bear fruit.
Take the time to explore the data available to you. Review your performance analytics and decide on the areas that need your urgent attention. Once you know your business standing, you will be better positioned to decide on investments locally or internationally that can help you grow.
3. Operating Business With Honesty And Integrity
The Biblical principles of honesty and integrity are reflected in several verses.
Proverbs 16:11 KJV says, “A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; all the weights of the bag are His work.”
This is a clear statement about business integrity. We are to operate our businesses with honesty, fairness, and justice.
When we cut corners or engage in dishonest practices, we are not only breaking the law but also dishonoring God.
Operating with integrity will help you to build a strong foundation for success in your business. It will also give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are doing things the right way.
4. Be Faithful In The Little Things - (Don’t Be Afraid To Start Small)
In Matthew 25:21 KJV, Jesus says, “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things.”
This is encouragement for Christian business owners who may feel stuck in a rut. You may not be where you want to be in your business, but if you are faithful in the little things, God will entrust you with more.
Do not be afraid to start small. Be faithful with what you have, and watch God bless your efforts.
5. Diversify Your Income Streams
In Ecclesiastes 11:2 KJV, we are told, “Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you knowest not what disaster may happen on earth.”
There is always the potential for unforeseen circumstances that can impact your business, so it is important to have a diversified income stream. The options may not look the same for everyone, but there are several ways to achieve this.
You could consider products or services that complement your existing offering. You could also look at ways to generate income from other sources such as investment properties or shares.
Diversifying your income streams will help to protect your business from unforeseen circumstances and provide a cushion in tough times.
These are just a few Biblical principles that can help you unlock success in your business. By applying these principles, you will be well on your way to achieving the success God has in store for you.