I have seen and felt the differences between the world's business practices and those God is directing me to as a Kingdom business owner. I have worked for many companies. Large, small medium companies and their practices are similar. Most companies follow the formula of other corporations instead of the leading of the Holy Spirit. Those companies attend many seminars that include a millionaires success formula. Their story is, "I went bankrupt but you can still be a millionaire". I have nothing against seminars nor do I have anything against millionaires who have gone bankrupt. Their journey is important to help others who have experienced the same situations (Luke 16:10 NIV). But there is an additional lesson in this story..how to help other future millionaires avoid the same mistakes.
Although, I have never been a millionaire, and many people will sign off now. I have plenty experience in the area of business building. I also have made the same mistakes most business owners make because I did not follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit. We leave God out of the equation and follow what everyone else in the world is doing. But when what we are doing doesn't work out we assume we need the next millionaire's success formula. Their success formula is to get you to purchase their success formula that may or may not work. Perhaps, you are wondering what will work? Truthfully, that's between you and God. I know, it was a hard pill for me to swallow too because there are proven strategies. Well, the simple and powerful answer is God doesn't do things the way the world does them. 1 Corinthians 1:27 NIV - "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." He is so different and he will lead us to do things that are not what most people believe should happen. Gloriously his ways work out the best way, Isaiah 55:8 NIV!!
- What is God calling you to do differently in your business that goes against the normal practices of this world?
a. Marketing consumes a large amount of time and money and is hard to do for most business owners? God says it doesn't have to be hard but flow as a natural part of serving his people.
b. Most business owners use debt to build a business? But debt has caused most business owners to go bankrupt.