Whether you are a Christian entrepreneur or an entrepreneur who happens to be a Christian, you need to make time for God—time alone with God. There is no other way to keep a real relationship going with God. What that looks like will be different for every person but it should involve speaking and listening back and forth (with some of the listening on your side including God’s written word).
Chances are unless you have already nurtured an alone time with God so it has become a real habit, you are going to need to make an effort to make this happen. Most people need to treat their time alone with God as an extremely important appointment—because it is! For some people this will mean actually scheduling an appointment in their calendar. For other people, it is enough to think of it as a standing appointment and they will make it happen.
Do whatever you need to make this a priority. Whether you market yourself as a Christian or not does not matter. No true Christian can really live without a set alone time with God. If you are finding yourself missing your appointments with God more and more that should be a red flag to you. If I found myself doing this I would ask God to give me more of a hunger for Him and then trust Him to do it.
Jesus said without me you can do nothing. The Bible also says we live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. You simply cannot afford to not spend time with your God. Anything you do in your business is worthless if God is not in it.
So make those God appointments. Talk and listen to God. Ask Him specific questions about your business; how you can best serve Him in your business, how He would like you to market your business, and what the next project is He would like you to work on. Spending alone time with God shows God and the world you are allowing God to lead you and your business daily.
Cheryl Cope is a Christian Coach helping women achieve healthy weight loss, greater creativity and closer intimacy with God. She helps her clients change their eating, exercising, health, thinking and spiritual habits for the better. Cheryl also helps her clients use art and creativity to refresh their souls and connect with God. She incorporates prayer, biblical principles and the leading of the Holy Spirit in all aspects of her work. Cheryl offers private and group coaching programs. For more information on Cheryl or her services, please visit www.cherylcope.com