Business leaders have a great purpose and importance in our communities. I’ll go further and say it’s Godly when Christ’s followers prosper and bless their local areas.
“When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.”Proverbs 29:2
God intends to bless His people and people everywhere because His goodness shines on the just and the unjust.
“For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”Matthew 5:45
This is just one reason why the purposed business leader is so important because their imprint impacts everyone in that community.
Through Solomon’s wisdom in business and matters of life, everyone in Israel was prospering.
“During the lifetime of Solomon, all of Judah and Israel lived in peace and safety. And from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, each family had its own home and garden.”1 Kings 4:25
Notice through the King as a business leader, everyone was impacted and blessed.
I love this verse because it shows that the business leader through Christ can reflect the goodness and love of God in ways that are very personal to all of us.
So, a business can be Godly. Business leaders are in ministry and it’s spiritual to be in the marketplace.
If you’re a business leader or you want to be, you have a calling and purpose in God. You are valuable and needed. Your impact is beyond what you know.
I’ve noticed over the years that business leaders feel unspiritual or less than because they’re involved in making money and leading a business or company forward.
But this isn’t true!
Money is a tool that can be used to show the love of God, impact a city, bless others, and help fund the work of God. The marketplace is a fertile genre for people to reflect Jesus and show who He is.
The church of Jesus is multifaceted and it goes beyond the pastor or teacher. It’s all of us, including the purposed business leader. After all, there are business leaders then there are full-time ministry leaders. When business leaders and ministry leaders unite, God things happen in big ways.
So, here are three ways to think about being a business leader.
1st – What you’re doing matters.
The business deals, the team building, the opportunities, the details, the profits, and more all matter.
I’ve learned over time that just because it doesn’t feel spiritual, doesn’t mean it isn’t.
God is moving in the mundane and in the excitement. He’s working when we don’t see it and when we don’t feel it. In business, the way we do things, the integrity, the Godliness all matter, and the impact is generational.
It’s been said that comparison is the thief of joy.
Please know, your gift is needed. Your skill is valued and what you do matters.
2nd – Have a big vision.
Resources are the opportunity to do good and to solve a problem. As a business leader, I encourage you to have a big vision of what you can do with your goals, your team, your city, and more.
When we live for something bigger than ourselves, we can grow past ourselves. When we live only for ourselves, we’re stuck within ourselves.
This is where we come in. He uses us to help others. He uses us to show His love. Therefore, having a big vision expands what our business leadership can do and why our money can be used for far more than we imagined.
What’s your vision? What are your big goals?
Please dream big! Think about hiring more people. Plan for growth and think of what need you can help solve through your success. God wants to use you and the time is now!
3rd – You belong in church.
Every Christ follower needs a local church to be a part of. We’re better together and we grow when we connect with others. Jesus himself went to church every week, being an example to us of what we need and should do.
“When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures.”Luke 4:16
If Jesus went to church, we need to be in church. Furthermore, we need to be active and giving as well. Pastors and business leaders have a great partnership opportunity that accelerates the vision of God.
We can’t afford to isolate, we must insulate and be a part of what God is doing. Jesus wants His church to grow, be influential, thrive, expand, and impact their city.
He also wants our businesses to grow, thrive, be influential, expand, and impact their city.
We can see this happen together in a faith collaboration.
I believe you are a purposed business leader and that God wants to do great things throughout your life. He has miracles, growth, and an impact that will astound you and those around you.
The plan of God is sovereign, but the players in His plan are not. That is determined by obedience.
On the other side of your eyes, is a wonderful journey of being a purposed business leader!
God is with you and the best is yet to come,