Five Ways You Can Honor God with Your Business

God wants to be a part of everything you do—even your work. Because your business is God’s business. And you can honor God with your business.

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Your business is a tool to make money. But it can be so much more than that. Your business can be an agent of transformation.

Here are five ways you can honor God with your business—and transform your business in the process.

How to Pray for Your Business to Bless Others

Prayer is important to anything we do. Most of us don’t do it enough. As a person in business, you have the privilege to pray for your business to bless others through a triple bottom line impact.

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It is important to have positive returns in all three of your bottom lines. Therefore, it is important to pray for all three bottom lines.

Here are three ways you can pray for your business to bless others.

If You’re Going to Be In, Be All In

If you’re living what you believe only half-heartedly, you’re not going to gain the full benefit of what you believe.  If you’re going to be in, be all in.

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Being a Christian involves noble aspirations.  Changing lives.  Saving lives.  Making the world a better place.  But Jesus called us to more than just noble aspirations.

Jesus called us to live the abundant life (John 10:10).  But many don’t get to that point in their spiritual life because they don’t fully commit.

Here are three questions to consider about what you can do to live the abundant life.  To live out your faith more intentionally.  And to be all in.

The Essential Practice of Thinking Differently

I have found that we all can get stuck in ruts as we go about our lives.  We tend to keep doing things the same way because that is how we have always done them.  And we only change the results we get in our lives when we continually develop a practice of intentionally thinking differently.

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Our actions originate with our thoughts.  So if we change our thought patterns, then we will change our actions.  And that will change the results we get.

We are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).  Looking at the key words in this verse, here is a breakdown of how we can go about intentionally thinking differently.

How Do You Find Personal Significance in Life?

As you live your life, how can you find personal significance in living?  How can you make your life count the most?

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You want to know that your life was lived for a purpose.  So what is that purpose?

Here’s how you can find personal significance in living your life and leave the most important legacy you can leave in the process.

What Constitutes God’s Standard for Success?

Success is something that we all want.  Because we all want to be successful at what we spend our time doing.  But how should we look at success?  And what is God’s definition of success?

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We don’t want to climb the ladder of success, only to find out that we had it leaning up against the wrong wall.  So how should we live our lives so that we can be successful according to God’s standard?

Looking at success through a spiritual lens, we see there are three elements that need to be in place in order to be successful.

Why Do You Obey God?

We all know we should obey God.  But why should we obey God?

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In looking back on my life, I have placed different emphases on my relationship with God at different times.  But what should a relationship with God look like?  What do you want your relationship with God to look like?

Think through your relationship with God.  Which one of these scenarios best describes your situation?

Why Do You Make Money?

Why do you make money in your business?  We all know why money is important.  But why is it important to you?

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Is your net income your scoreboard?  Are you just trying to run up the score with your profitability?  Or is there a deeper reason why you want to make money?

Here are three perspectives you can consider as you think about why you make money.  Which one describes you?

Can Business Be a Ministry of Reconciliation?

If Christ has given you the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18), can you be a minister of reconciliation also in a business context?  Absolutely.

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Christ has called you to be one of his ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20).  And that did not stop at the door of your business.  He wants your Sunday faith to affect the rest of your week too.

If you have faith in Christ, then you are a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17).  And that means that your old life is passing away, and you are to be making all things new.  And that includes the influence you have in your business.

Here are four ways you can have a ministry of reconciliation through your business.

How Submission Improves Your Leadership

Self-discipline is an important practice to cultivate in developing our leadership skills.  And submission is an important part of developing that self-discipline.

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Submission is a spiritual principle that has powerful application in the natural realm.  As 1 Corinthians 10:33-11:1 says, we should follow Christ’s example, so others can follow our example—so that still others might be saved.

We must be willing to discipline ourselves to submit to a higher authority to prepare ourselves for leading others.  In order to become good leaders, we must first become good followers.

Submission means putting aside our own desires for the benefit of others.  And that’s why it is so hard.  And why it is so important.

Here are three scenarios where you can cultivate your ability to submit in order to improve your ability to lead.