Creating content for my business takes a lot of my time. If you are on any social media platforms or write a blog, then you know how much time it takes. Success in business takes a lot of work. It takes dedication to what is important to you.
I am committed to be in this space, this business, because I know it is where God has brought me. I found a new word last week, EQUIPPER. I am an equipper to those who want to link their Faith and Business. To equip means to provide resources, furnish new ideas, and supply needed information.
If you dissect this definition to look at its parts you can understand how God has equipped you in the same way for where He has you.
It all starts with sitting with God, the Boss, and talking with Him. This is the first of the Spiritual Practices, PRAYER. Sitting with God and talking with Him each day gives you clarity for your business. Learning your best way to communicate with Him is essential so you can connect your heart to His.
Getting to know God better is the next way to be equipped. This comes through the second Spiritual Practice, BIBLE Reading and Study. It doesn’t matter what you read, it just matters that you do it. God reveals Himself in the pages of His love letter for His people. You are His and He wants you to know Him better.
I have a daily plan for both practices. I believe you need to give God the best part of your day. Mine is in the morning first thing when it is barely light and I have a hot cup of coffee. The day is quiet and my mind is the most alert. Perfect.
These two practices alone are the foundation to being equipped to do the work God has called you to do. His purpose for your life will become clear as you spend time learning about Him and listening to Him.
WORSHIP is the next Practice necessary so you know what God wants to do through your business. To worship God means to think only about Him. To direct your attention toward Him. You worship God when you set time apart to enjoy His creation, write words of gratitude, or even listen to music. It becomes true worship when your mind is filled with honoring Him.
Then your business becomes a reflection of God’s glory. It is there that you can truly SERVE others. This is the fourth Practice. Serving through your business can be as simple as taking the time to listen to a co-worker over coffee. It can be as big as forgiving a customer’s debt. The practice of serving means putting into action the principles God is teaching you during your set apart time with Him.
Only by incorporating Spiritual Practices into your life can you begin to understand the power of linking your Faith and Business. God wants the best for you. His best is that you know Him better and depend on Him more.
How committed are you? That is the focus today. As an equipper, I provide resources to you to move you along this path with God. The Personalized Faith Plan is the tool I can deliver. It makes all the difference when you find a way to practice these disciplines that feels right to you.
Furnishing new ideas is a matter of meeting with other believers who share your same vision for business. Locally that is the GFYO Christian Women’s Network Group. We meet each month to Mastermind. This idea generating time is beneficial as we support and encourage one another. The plan is to extend this into the online world so more can benefit from this type of activity. Coming together with other like-minded women who want to know You is powerful.
My commitment extends into the last part of the definition by supplying needed information. Where do you need to focus? What part of your business could use some tweaking? I offer consulting for Social Media skills, putting together your Goals and Action Steps, and improving your Networking capabilities. All things important to your business success.
How are you equipped to serve God through your business? Which resources, ideas and information is He trusting you to give to the world? What is that unique way you are showing up in the Marketplace that brings Him glory?
Start with God. He is the first part of your business vision. There is no way to link your business to your faith without having the FAITH part taking the lead. It is not something you can use as an add-on. It will come through as trivial and inauthentic.
My Instagram account reflects how I show up in my business. Through its photos I want to convey HOW you can see God in your every day. God permeates each object and each moment no matter how small. Do you see God in every part of your business, your life? Are you committed to show up in your space, your business, as His daughter?
Wise Woman, commit to God first through Spiritual Practices. Start today.
Be filled to overflowing,
Janet Stephenson says
“How are you equipped to serve God through your business? Which resources, ideas and information is He trusting you to give to the world? What is that unique way you are showing up in the Marketplace that brings Him glory?”
These questions are thought provoking for me. I know how I served Him in vocational ministry… now I’m curious as to “how to” do this in a dynamic and creative way through business.
I spend time every morning with Him as well. Without that intimacy it would be like leaving my house with only my skivvies on! Not good! Lol
Deneen Troupe-Buitrago says
Glad to have made you think! It is always good to keep moving forward in our businesses and it starts with our mindset.