9 Inspiring Bible-Verses for Christian Entrepreneurs
My friend, in 2015 I had a huge wake-up call.
My business coach, a Christian business coach, asked me, “Kim, where is God in your business?”
In full transparency, God was absent. I wasn’t looking to Him for guidance, and I wasn’t acknowledging my Faith in any of my messaging.
I was afraid of offending potential clients.
When I expressed this to Coach, he said, “Why is this ok?”
That night, I added the verse I live by, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” to my About page.
Want to hear something amazing?
Less than two months later, I was contacted by a prospect, a non-Christian, who wanted to talk about hiring me because he was inspired by the authenticity, namely, including the verse, on my About page.
So, this list isn’t only for Christian entrepreneurs who are already sharing their Faith, but for those of you who may be hiding it. Think about this – if a prospect gets offended by your sharing your Faith, are they really someone you want to be working with?
9 Inspiring Bible-Verses for Christian Entrepreneurs
Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing isn’t good. You will end up totally wearing yourself out, both you and these people who are with you. The work is too difficult for you. You can’t do it alone.”
God doesn’t expect us to experience any part of life alone, whether personal or professional. When we aren’t giving gratitude or calling upon Him for guidance, He has provided us a world full of capable individuals who can support us. Whether we are befriending or hiring them (or both), we are doing a disservice to ourselves and our brothers and sisters in Christ when we burn ourselves out rather than getting the support we need (and deserve!)
Lord, in the morning you hear my voice. In the morning I lay it all out before you.
When you wake in the morning, are you irritated by your alarm and stressed by the tasks you have waiting for you? Or do you take a moment (or two), and talk to God?
Try thanking Him for giving you another day, and seek the patience and persistence you need to actively fulfill His purpose for your life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don’t rely on your own intelligence. Know Him in all your paths, and He will keep your ways straight.
We don’t have all the answers. We never will. But, even when we’re faced with struggles and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, there IS a plan for our life. God’s plan.
Keep your Faith, and trust in the Lord — Always!
Riches gotten quickly will dwindle, but those who acquire them gradually become wealthy.
I know, first-hand, how frustrating it can be to see the successes of others plastered on social media, and wonder why we’re not achieving the same. I can also tell you that I have been jealous of those who had what appeared to be overnight success stories, and wished I would have the same “luck.”
But, have you heard of the lottery winners who went bankrupt? Or the people who got caught up in “Get rich quick” schemes? I know I have!
Riches worth having are worth working for.
I know that there’s nothing better for them but to enjoy themselves and do what’s good while they live. Moreover, this is the gift of God: that all people should eat, drink, and enjoy the results of their hard work.
Do you have dreams of being rich and happy? Or rich and unhappy? I am saddened every time I hear about celebrities and other famous people who succumb to depression. Would they have been better off living out of the limelight, doing what they loved without the massive paychecks and exposure?
I can’t deny that I would love a lot more money in my bank account, a bigger house and a newer car. However, if the money that it takes to make that happen will only come with stress and depression, I will pass. I am determined to enjoy my work, and to do it MY way — with God’s support and guidance of course.
Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Anything more than this comes from the evil one.
How many times have you promised something to somebody because you didn’t want to disappoint them — even though you didn’t have time — only to not deliver in the end anyway?
Pssst… I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve done this, however I realized along the way that “No” is not a bad word. In fact, often “No” is a very good word!
Commit now to saving your “Yes” moments to only those that 1) you know you can fulfill AND 2) are in line with God’s Purpose for your life.
Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Instead, desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
April 2018 found my family and I in a scary place. We had been in a rent-to-own situation with our home for four years, and were having difficulty securing a mortgage. With one day left to pay the owner another lump sum to extend our contract, I had no idea where the money was going to come from.
Coincidentally, that day I interviewed Kristiina Miller from The Garage of Blessings for the Positive Productivity Podcast. As Kristiina shared her journey, Matthew 6 was mentioned frequently, and, muted in my office, I was sobbing.
Was Kristiina a messenger from God?
After we wrapped up the episode, I shared with Kristiina what was going on, and she asked me, quite simply, “Kim, when was the last time you sat still and listened?”
“Um, never? My brain is always going 10,000 miles a minute!”
“Well, you need to sit still and listen. God has answers for you but you’re not listening for them.”
We hung up, and feeling as though I was out of options, I decided to listen to Kristiina.
I sat. And I listened. It felt like an eternity, however it was only five minutes. And, five minutes in, God told me what I was supposed to do.
I sent an email, and within another five minutes we had the money we needed to avoid eviction.
Three months later, we closed on our house. Listening to and for God allowed us the three months we needed to finally secure a mortgage.
I wish I could say I don’t worry anymore, however my childhood nickname was “Worrywart” and it has, to my dismay, been brought with me into adulthood. However… I’m now better about setting aside worries and talking to God.
Don’t work for the food that doesn’t last but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Human One will give you. God the Father has confirmed him as His agent to give life.
Do you have a vision board? If so, what do you have on it?
My first vision board fell victim to my littles, but looking back, I’m thankful that they tore it up. It was covered with material objects, like a car I wanted to drive, vacations I wanted to take, designer clothes and accessories, etc.
The focus of my life has evolved over the past couple of years. I’m not longer focused on keeping up with the Jones’, but lifting up my community. I want to make an impact, and, hey, if I make money doing that — great! But, I would rather have a “You saved my life” email in my inbox than a, “You just sold _____.” (Please don’t think I don’t want to sell my products and services. I do. My family needs to eat, the same as yours. But the “You saved my life” emails fill my soul for days, and provide me fuel to keep going. The income announcements fill our bellies for a couple hours.)
At the end of my life, I would rather know that I have contributed to the well-being of others, even if it means that I never spend $10,000 on a bottle of wine. But hey, that’s just me. What about you?
Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is – what is good and pleasing and mature.
Have you ever felt… frustrated by the displays of wealth and “success” of other entrepreneurs on social media? If so, did you feel like you weren’t “making it” because you weren’t driving a luxury vehicle, taking exotic vacations, or spending thousands of dollars — per person — on holiday presents?
Ummmm… I have.
But then, I had a major realization. My business and family survive without credit cards. The “wealth” displayed by some could easily be charged, racking up enormous debt so that they can make themselves appear more successful than they actually are.
Fulfilling God’s Purpose for my life is not going to come faster if I’m plastering pictures of spa days to social media, or taking 100 selfies next to my new car. And it won’t come faster for you that way either.
Consider, instead, that perhaps the new trend should be transparency. Sharing what really goes on behind the scenes so that others aren’t only getting a glimpse of the perfect.
I’m not ashamed of the fact that I drive a 1996 GMC Conversion Van. In fact, I’m proud of the fact that I don’t allow society’s portrayal of success convince me to incur $50,000+ in debt for a newer vehicle I don’t need.
Look for God’s favor in your work, not society’s, and your spending and social media habits will be radically transformed.