Text: Proverbs 3:9-10, 10:22, Deuteronomy 28:8, 26:1-2, Leviticus 27:30, II Chronicles 31:5.
God's expectation for his people is that they will lend to many nations and not borrow, they will be employers of labor with multiple streams of income. It is not enough to have a paying job or a salary job; you need to make more room for the blessings of God that are due upon your life through multiple streams of income.
You should find out what business the Lord wants you to engage in so that you will not get involved in trial and error and thus, make room for the expression of God's blessing upon your life.
There is a way to start and do business scripturally that will connect you to the abundance that is available in God's kingdom and there is also a way to do business ordinarily that will make you to have the common outcome that every other natural man is having and even sometimes failures. But may you connect to the abundance that is available in God's kingdom in Jesus name.
Let us consider the following steps that will help you:
1. DIVINE IDEA: Let your business be an idea from the Lord. Don't just pick a business idea because it is famous or because that is what everybody is doing. GET A WORD FROM THE LORD, that will be the scriptural ground that you are standing upon, Don't pick an idea from your environment, rather wait upon the Lord and let God who knows the future give you a direction that will lead you to your wealthy place.
a.When God gives you an idea he expects you to operate it at the level of God, excellence is not negotiable. Do not ever operate a divine idea at a mediocre level. Any business idea that you are executing, do it well, it's going global, operate in a global mindset and dimension. For example, God gives you a business idea on groundnut, it is not for you to start putting groundnut in five-naira transparent nylon and say,and you are working a divine idea, at this level of your training in God. You should begin to find out what are the things you can make from groundnut, like homemade peanut butter, groundnut spread, and wholesales supply of all forms of groundnut ... Think big! Think grand! Think and function at the level of God.
b.Every idea from God will be blessed of God ifyou workout the details.
c.Prepare well. Let your preparation be at the level of God, what will last must be thoroughly prepared for.
d.You should start with spiritual preparation. Birth it forth in prayer.
Before you start telling people something, be sure it is established.
2. SOW A COMMENSURATE TAKE OFF SEED AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR BUSINESS:
With a proper understanding of a kingdom system sowing your seed will connect your business to a ripple of divine flows and harvest. How you start is always crucial. You can't plan to start a transport company and your starting seed is 350 naira, what you have done is that you have drawn a limiting line to the expanse and ,magnitude of what YOUR BUSINESS CAN BECOME. WHEN YOU SOW YOUR SEED, you sow commensurate to the future that God has earmarked for the business.
3. TAKE THE ANOINTING ALONG:
Receive impartation for your business and be sure you are a proper son in the house so that the anointing will flow effortlessly into your affairs.
4. LET GOD GIVE YOU THE NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS:
Name your business by inspiration not by environmental permutation. Divine names will always draw divine favor.
5. PRESS FURTHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR DIVINE STEPS.
Press further in prayer and let the Holy Spirit bring instructions to your heart on the steps to take. Also, press further in finding out details about the business. Make sure you do not spare in searching for information and details from every necessary quarter.
6. PARTNER YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE ANOINTING AND THE VISION
Partnering with the vision and the anointing will always secure the future of your business. Make sure it is constant and regular. It could be a certain percentage of your income that you always set aside to partner with the vision. By so doing you engage the force of the calling and the vision to command always a blessing in the direction of your business.
Partner with God over the business regularly by sowing seeds. There
are three things that you sow /give to, these are;
- the work of God
- the house of God
- the man of God
7. BE FAITHFUL WITH YOUR FIRST FRUIT SEED, THIS IS CRUCIAL.
DO NOT EAT YOUR FIRST FRUIT. Then, always honor the lord with the first fruit of the increase of your business.
Your first fruit will do three things:
a. It will ensure continuity: no environmental condition can dry up your business because it is powered from a higher covenant. b.ltensures increasing promotion.
c. lt secures your place in abundance.
8. ENSURE THAT YOU ARE A FAITHFUL TITHER.
Pay your tithe regularly and particularly the first one tenth tenth of your income and not one tenth of your income. As a faithful tither you activate the covenant that devourer is rebuked for your sake, nothing can eat up your business.
9. DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF IN THE SCOPE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
Let God be the owner who draws the scope and directs it while you are the staff. PUT YOURSELF ON A SALARY SCALE in your business. SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM THAT BUSINESS, DO NOT ASSUME THAT ALL THE MONEY IS YOUR OWN.
10. FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Follow all necessary procedures and processes that will legitimize your business. Don't cut corners, pay your employees and don't cheat your customers.
11. BE PRAYERFUL AND BE VIGILANT.
Do not allow or give room for occultic in-roads or attacks. Don't be careless such that you open yourself up to occultic attack. Be watchful; don't let business take you away from God. As the business grows wider, you need to be more prayerful, more sensitive and stronger. You cannot afford to joke and take lightly your spiritual life because the wider the scope of your business the more importantly you take your prayer life.
Learn to run your business in the kingdom way, with kingdom principles and kingdom standards and begin to enjoy outcomes in the realm of abundance.