I firmly believe that being in business without God is nearly impossible.
I have often wondered how people who do not know the Lord survive in business.
If you don’t have a strong faith foundation when things get complicated — and we know they will — it’s easy to get discouraged, quit, or compromise your values.
Of course, people who do not know or trust the Lord with their business are not likely to have to exercise their faith muscle because they are merely operating a business and life explainable by their own effort.
I get to talk with Christian business owners daily, and the amazing testimonies I hear about their successes are explainable only by God. Those of us operating our businesses by faith have a vision far more significant than anything we could hope to attain on our own. We must exercise great faith to accomplish the vision that God has given us.
This is where faith comes in
Even as faith-filled believers in Christ, we don’t always see how God is going to do what He promised. Often there is a waiting period before God’s promises come to pass. The wait between where you are and what God spoke to you may feel like death by a thousand paper cuts.
Think about Joshua and the Wall of Jericho. At 11 feet tall and 14 feet wide, this stone wall around the city should have been impenetrable.
God already gave the victory over to Joshua, but God’s people, acting in faith and following God, allowed that wall to crumble after the seventh day. Can you imagine how silly they must have felt after day four of marching around the wall? Do you think Joshua or his army doubted?
Not seeing things move as fast as you want can create impatience, doubt, and even fear. These are all things that come from the human mind. If we are to have the mind of Christ, we must seek the Lord during these waiting periods of our life so we are not tempted to give up during the most crucial season of development, the waiting season.