Updated: Oct 9
Faith and a Spirit of Gratitude = Success in your God given purpose.
The ultimate goal of most entrepreneurs or businesses is to become successful in their own right.
However, when God blesses you with a vision to start a business, one key element towards success is giving your thoughts, your desires, and your goals back to him in prayer. That way you can be properly guided on what the next best steps, plans & processes are to implement. Then the "success" in due time will be well on it's way.
As we use our 'gifted and blessed purpose' to serve others through our business(s) we should be available to listen to that still-inner-quiet voice to guide us and allow God's vision for our lives to come into manifestation.
God wants the very best for us, however, sometimes his answer may not be a right now kind of answer. God's answers may come in the form of 'Yes, Not Yet, and There's Something Better In Store For You.'
Through prayer, it is okay to tell God the desires of your heart (although he is the creator of your heart and already knows). However, equally important is to go into prayer with Gratitude and Joy, "Thanksgiving and Prayer."
When you pray with gratitude and give God your yes, you will find joy in your journey and the road traveled will seem more like a partnership with God instead of a lonely and confused road trip ahead.
Remember that there is not one human on this beautiful earth that can tell you what God has for you. There may be some people that are on assignment from God to give you a word of confirmation from him; but he is the ultimate one to go to and to depend on.
While building a business with the goal to bring your God-blessed-vision to life, remember to pray your way through.
Don't go through it alone, and be open to give God free-range in your thoughts, ideas, needs, and desires.
To have a great partnership with God here are 3 Bliss Tips and 3 Scriptures of God's word to get you started:
1. Pray over your Identity in Christ to have a sound mind, self control, consistency, and commitment to the entire process. This is important because distractions will come, people that don't understand your vision will come, and equally, non-serving habits such as TV, social media overload, and feeling like you don't know what to do, will come!
Read: Philippians 3: 12-14-NIV
12/"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13/ Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. 14/ I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
2. Pray for a "God-Business Plan," and for God to bless you and your business in the right season. God is calling for some of us to build Million to Billion dollar Brands. As such, now is the time to remember, "To whom much is given, much will be required."
So why not start off the right way with a God-Business Plan. Think of creating a 'Kingdom Business' that represents God and the gifts he has blessed you with. Think of doing your very best with excellence. Also think of how God created the earth in Genesis. Each day, the bible says, "And God saw that it was good." And on the sixth day, "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." Genesis 1:31. This scripture shows us how to operate with goodness (excellence) in the sight of God.
*** So what can your God-Business plan entail? *** Whatever your vision is write is down. Create goals and achievable deadlines. Be flexible in your goals and know that life happens. Write down your God-Vision, God-Mission, and your ultimate God-Success-End-Point of what you are trying to achieve. Stay focused on these key elements no matter what until achieved.
Read: Habakkuk 2:2-3- NIV
"Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets. For the revelation awaits for an appointed time; it speaks till the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it;
it will certainly come, and will not delay.
3. Remember, you are an Eagle and Eagles are set aside from any other bird.
God wants us to share his good news through us and show that the victory of our lives belongs to Jesus. Therefore, pray that God reminds you to think highly of yourself. Know exactly what you carry on the inside of you, Greatness! The potential and abilities that you have are very valuable. Although at times you may seem lonely, know that you are not alone. During those times stop and pray, or watch something funny, something that feels good, or call a trusted friend. These are natural feelings and it is truly our choice to allow them to linger, or move through them in a healthy manner. Also, keep an abundance mindset while building your business(s), continue to focus on the goal, and know that the blessing is already yours.
"God said it, it is established, and it's already done." Periodt. xoxo.
Read: Jeremiah 29:11-13 - NIV
11/ "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord," plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plan to give you hope and a future. 12/ Then you will call on me and come pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13/ You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.