Tuesday May 21, 2024

Why Christians Can Be Entrepreneurs with God's Anointing and Favor | The Todd Coconato Show

Why Christians Can Be Entrepreneurs with God's Anointing and Favor

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1. Biblical Basis for Work and Entrepreneurship

Scripture: Colossians 3:23-24 - "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."

  • Explanation: This passage encourages believers to work diligently and with excellence, as their ultimate service is to the Lord. Christian entrepreneurs can view their businesses as a form of worship and service to God, aiming to reflect His character in their work.

2. God’s Favor in Business

Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:18 - "And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day."

  • Explanation: God gives the ability to create wealth, which can be used to further His kingdom. Recognizing that God is the source of all blessings instills a sense of stewardship and responsibility in Christian entrepreneurs.

3. Anointing for Impact

Scripture: Isaiah 48:17 - "Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: 'I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.'"

  • Explanation: God guides and teaches His people to be successful. Christian entrepreneurs can seek God’s wisdom and guidance in their business decisions, trusting in His direction for profitability and impact.

4. Stewardship and Kingdom Funding

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19 - "Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life."

  • Explanation: Wealth and resources are seen as tools for good works and advancing God's purposes. Christian entrepreneurs can use their businesses to fund kingdom activities, such as missions, charity, and church planting.

5. Influence and Testimony

Scripture: Matthew 5:16 - "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

  • Explanation: Successful Christian businesses can serve as a testimony to God's goodness and faithfulness. The way Christian entrepreneurs conduct their businesses—with integrity, generosity, and excellence—can draw others to Christ.

6. Fulfilling the Great Commission

Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

  • Explanation: By funding kingdom initiatives, Christian entrepreneurs play a vital role in the Great Commission. Their resources can support evangelistic efforts, discipleship programs, and other ministry activities worldwide.

7. Community Development

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:7 - "And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace."

  • Explanation: Christian businesses can contribute to the welfare and prosperity of their communities. By creating jobs, supporting local economies, and engaging in charitable activities, entrepreneurs can bring God's peace and blessing to their surroundings.

8. Role Modeling Godly Principles

Scripture: Proverbs 16:3 - "Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established."

  • Explanation: When Christian entrepreneurs commit their businesses to God, they model trust in God's sovereignty and principles. Their commitment can inspire others to adopt godly values in their own work and personal lives.

9. Blessing Others

Scripture: Acts 20:35 - "I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

  • Explanation: Successful Christian businesses have the opportunity to bless others generously. Whether through philanthropy, fair business practices, or community support, they can demonstrate Christ's love and compassion in practical ways.

10. Faith and Dependence on God

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

  • Explanation: Christian entrepreneurs learn to depend on God for wisdom, direction, and provision. This reliance strengthens their faith and aligns their business endeavors with God's purposes.

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