Christian Business Advice Guide

What does The Bible say about Business?

"most great achievements cost someone very dearly"

The Bible, Christianity and Christian business
It is unwise to make financial success a priority. Matthew 6:24
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money!

 

Goals in Christian Business

plan ahead and have goals.
Luke 14:28-31, TLB.
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, "This fellow began to build and was not able to finish." Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?"

 

It is wise to have a goal in mind. Proverbs 13:16, TLB.
"A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn't and even brags about it!"

Get wise counsel when setting goals. Proverbs 15:22, TLB.
"Plans go wrong with too few counselors; many counselors bring success."

The first principle of problem solving is get the facts. Proverbs 18:13
"What a shame -yes, how stupid! - to decide before knowing the facts!"

The second principle of solving problems is be open to new ideas. Proverbs 18:15, TLB.
"The intelligent man is always open to new ideas - he looks for them."

Plan carefully, not in haste. Proverbs 21:5, NIV. "The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty."

Goals should include submission to God. James 4:15-16, TLB. "What you ought to say is, "If the Lord wants us to, we shall live and do this or that - Otherwise you will be bragging about your own plans, and such self-confidence never pleases God."

The third principle of problem solving is hear both sides of the story. Proverbs 18:17, TLB. "Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight."

How does God want us to respond to problems?
James 1:2-4, NIV.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Hard time solving your problems? James 1:5
"If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask Him, and He will gladly tell you, for He is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask; But when you ask Him, be sure you really expect Him to tell you, for a doubtful mind will be as unsettled as a sea that is tossed by the wind; and every decision you then make will be uncertain, as you turn first this way, and then that. If you don't ask with faith, don't expect God to give you a solid answer."

Trust in God rather than self for guidance.
Proverbs 3:4-6, TLB.

"If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don't ever trust yourself. He will direct you and crown your efforts with success."

What' the key to success in Christian Business?
Joshua 1:8
"Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."

Getting something done
Getting something done is an up hill struggle. Everythings pushing down on us, time, age, finances, even gravity! But god promises to provide everything we need for success, (only when we need it!)
Also God's thinking and idea of success may not be in line with yours! - so best not to argue with God. If your plans do go against God's, you won't be thrown out of the heaven but your plans might not work!

1) Learn to walk before you can run. Do one thing well before you go on to the next.

2) Weigh up what people say. People will often try to put you off saying something "can't be done" when it can. This is human nature. Consider what the Bible says and the effect what you say has on others. Naysayers never built great enterprises.

3) Don't be threatened by people smarter than you but don't attempt to do everything yourself if possible - share responsibility.


Other Sayings, Quotes and Business Tips!

"taking care of people should be your first priority"

care more
be wise

risk more
be safe

dream more
be practical

expect more
think possible


"humble origins instill drive and compassion"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"if it captures your imagination it will capture others"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"vision is what they call when you see what others cant"

"a phrase used by one of the most organised and successful companies I ever worked for . . . "
"Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance!"

"luck is the residue of design"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"whenever you see a successful business someone made a courageous descision"

"unfortunately we are judged on what we have done not what we are capable of doing"

"sincerity sells better than business plans"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"yes you can reinvent a commodity"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"when you see an opportunity of a lifetime move quickly"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"those who dream by night awake to find it all was vanity. Those dreamers of the day are dangerous men as they may act their dreams with open eyes and make it possible"

"whatever you can do, or dream you can, . . .begin it. boldness has genius in it."

"meaningful mission dstatements have teeth"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"a hundred story building first needs a strong foundation"

"The builders of visionary companies concentrate building a ticking clock rather than hitting a market just right with a visionary product idea"

"you need investors with strong stomachs"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"the best executive picks good men and restrains from meddling with their desisions"
howard shultz founder of starbucks

"without romance and vision a company has no soul., It can't succeed on ideas alone"

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