Building your business on God… Why?
by Chris Robinson
There are not many things that can be guaranteed when you venture into the wild jungle that is owning a business. One thing that is a safe guarantee – things will not always go as planned. You can write the best business plan in the world and even win awards for it, then all of a sudden the unexpected happens and you resort to crisis mode. When those unexpected events happen they can cripple your business. There are only two things you can do to prevent this from happening. You can either choose not to open a business and miss out on the adventure of a lifetime, or instead, you can build your business on the foundation of God.
Things change. Employees quit. Clients leave. Landlords evict you. Vendors raise their prices. Bankers cancel funding. Governments increase taxes. All these things can quickly happen and change in a negative direction. One things that hasn’t changed, is God enduring commitment and love for His children. As is said in Deuteronomy 8:18, “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
When we suffer setbacks in our personal lives, we turn to God for guidance. We read the Bible. We meet with pastors. We join prayer groups and Bible studies. Why don’t we do the same for problems in our business? We spend so much of our week in our businesses, why not bring God into the business? Whatever problems we may face in business, God can say “Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.”
When everything in business is changing at breakneck speed, the direction and guidance offered by God and through the scriptures has never changed. I must admit I have not read the entire Bible and don’t claim to know it inside and out. But I do not recall ever reading anything in the Bible that said that business was a bad thing or that building anything on the promises and principles of God was a foolish idea. Instead, it is packed full of great advice. Why not build your business on that advice? Why not build your business on a foundation that has never changed?