Purpose to Follow God’s Standards in Business
Purpose to Follow God’s Standards in Business
Grow in intimacy with God, and partner in His Grace in your business; purpose to follow God’s standards in business toward your best impact in His Kingdom!
Throughout the process of choosing our path and ordering our steps with the Lord’s guidance, we must keep in mind the purpose of our work and service: the purpose to follow God’s standards toward our best impact in His Kingdom!
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Grow in intimacy with God, and partner in His Grace in your business; purpose to follow God’s standards for the best impact in His Kingdom!
Our Charge as Christian Entrepreneurs:
- WHAT are we to do?
- Confirm Our God-Given Calling
- Purpose to Follow God’s Standards
- WHY? To impact His Kingdom!
- Grow in Intimacy with God;
- Partner in His Grace in our business/ministry.
Confirm Your God-Given Calling
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirm Your Calling and Election
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:2-11, ESV
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
2 Peter 1:10
I can’t tell you how many times a group member or coaching client has started, stopped and restarted a brand or a project. Most of the time we discover together that they were working toward a goal God never called them to in the first place.
I ask the Lord often for clarity and confidence regarding what He wants me to do. I shudder to think I might be on a path He did not design for me.
Once we stop, back up a bit, and implore the Lord about His calling on their lives and work, most clients soar forward with passion and newfound joy!
Do you need to ask the Lord for clarity of conviction where His calling on your life and work is concerned?
He will answer!
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15.
Purpose to Follow God’s Standards
In her last chapter, NOW WHAT? from Grace Over Grind, Shae states
“…you can embrace the invitation laid before you to embrace a new standard, one that seeks God’s best, testifies of His amazing grace, and ultimately has greater Kingdom impact.”Shae Bynes, Grace Over Grind: How Grace Will Take Your Business Where Grinding Can’t
What is God’s Standard? What is His best?
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh, that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! Psalm 119
Holiness (2 Peter 1:15-16)
His ways are right and pure. They enlighten us and cause us to rejoice! (Psalm 19:8)
It’s a lofty journey, but one worth taking!
How will you realign your life and work according to God’s standards and precepts?
Impact His Kingdom!
Heaven forbid that our life and work tasks might be a waste of time and for nothing good. Even worse would be that our life and work tasks might cause someone to stumble or cause them harm!
I want to make a difference, even in small ways, and to hear God say “‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master.’ (Matthew 25:21, 23)
He promises us:
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Grow in intimacy with God.
Again, Shae states,
…go even deeper and allow God to mature and grow you in grace. 2 Peter 1:2-3 says “May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.” Growing in knowledge comes from applying what you have heard and what you have seen from Holy Spirit, yielding undeniable testimonies and spiritual wisdom. As you grow in truly knowing Him, His grace will be multiplied to you.Shae Bynes, Grace Over Grind: How Grace Will Take Your Business Where Grinding Can’t
I want to be growing always!
Think of the most intense time of growth with the Lord in your life.
What were the specific catalysts encouraging that growth?
What do you need today to begin a deeper time of growing in the Lord?
Partner in His grace in your business.
He tells us:
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
He calls us His fellow workers. 1 Corinthians 3:9
We are partners of the Gospel. (Philippians 1:5)
We work together with Him. (2 Corinthians 6:1)
We are also called to greater responsibility and held accountable. Blessedly He gives the growth! (1 Corinthians 3:7)
Comment below and tell us how we can pray with and encourage you along the path God has laid before you!
- In what areas of your business/ministry will you strive to grow in intimacy with God and partner in His Grace?
- What will those who notice this change actually see?
- Journal for 5 minutes asking the Lord very specific questions about your business/ministry and recording His answers!
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Numbers 6, ESV
24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
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