Discovering Your Purpose in Business: A Guide for Christian Entrepreneurs
Today, I’m excited to chat about a topic that’s at the very heart of what I do – discovering our purpose in business and aligning it with our faith. I believe that building a purpose-driven brand as a Christian entrepreneur is not just a choice; it’s a necessity. Let’s explore the concept of running a purpose-driven business and how to discover your true calling in the entrepreneurial world.
The Foundation: Jesus Christ
The reason I chose this topic for today’s episode is because I firmly believe that our business should be built on a solid foundation, and for us, that foundation is Jesus Christ. If we haven’t rooted our business in faith, it’s time to reevaluate our path. Let’s take a moment to understand what purpose means for us as Christian entrepreneurs.
According to the dictionary, “purpose” is defined as “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.” But what does God say about our purpose? Let’s turn to His Word for guidance.
- Jeremiah 1:5 tells us, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart, I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
- Ephesians 2:10 reminds us, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
This knowledge brings us incredible peace. We don’t have to figure it all out on our own. God has already shaped and prepared us for the unique role He has in mind. He knows our strengths and weaknesses and has called us to fulfill His purpose through our businesses.
Determining Your Purpose
Before we can assess if our business is truly purpose-driven, we must first seek to understand what God’s purpose for our lives is. Here’s how to do it:
Question 1: Have You Asked God?
The first question to ask is whether you’ve had a conversation with the Lord about your business. Have you inquired about His plans and how you can serve Him through your work? Instead of focusing solely on what you want, shift your focus to what God wants for your business.
Question 2: Flow vs. Resistance
Do you find that your work flows easily or do you encounter constant resistance? While resistance is expected due to the enemy’s attacks, when there’s too much resistance, it may be a sign that you’re not in alignment with God’s will. It could also mean that He’s calling you to pivot or step into a different role for this season.
Question 3: Alignment
Do you feel aligned with your work? Do you sense that you’re making a positive impact? Or do you feel lost, bored, or unsure of your purpose in business? If you’re struggling, it’s time to lay down your business at the altar and surrender it to God.
Question 4: Have You Surrendered?
Surrendering your business to God is crucial. It means releasing control and acknowledging that you’re not in this alone. Proverbs 3:5-6 advises, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Trust that He’s leading you in the right direction.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to take action. Pray, journal, and seek God’s guidance for your business. Ask Him for clarity, alignment, and the strength to surrender control. Remember that building a purpose-driven business is an ongoing journey, and it starts with seeking God’s purpose for your life.
For further guidance and mentorship, feel free to book a 1-hour session with me. Your journey as a Christian entrepreneur should be fulfilling, purposeful, and in alignment with God’s plan.
Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovering your purpose in business. Until next time, God bless.
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