Faith and Business 101: Pursuing the Dream

Happy New Year! I hope you have taken a much-needed and well-deserved break this past week! I hope you have recommitted your life, your plans and your business to your Heavenly Father. I assure you that without His blessing, you will just be spinning your wheels as you get back to work. It will truly be all for nothing, if He is not in it!

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11

Have you been dreaming? I hope so! Let’s start putting our dreams into action.

First, answer these questions:

  • What is your dream for your business?
  • Can you write it out clearly?
  • Where do you see your business in 20 years?
  • What do you want to accomplish?

Second, begin writing out details:

  • What needs to happen for your dream to start becoming reality?
  • What do you need to do today, next month, this year, next year?
  • What is your monthly and yearly budget?

In an article I read recently by John Maxwell (yes, him again!), he says this: “It sounds overly simple, but a primary reason why most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. They haven’t defined their dream in clear and compelling detail.”

I have my own dream written out on paper, in vivid detail. I can close my eyes and SEE my dream! I have written out exactly what it’s going to take me to get there and I measure all of my activities and business pursuits against this dream. I consciously “take every thought captive” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Is this new opportunity going to further my God-given dream or pull my focus away from it? I say no to good things all the time, so that I can “say YES to the best!” I want everything I choose to do, to be in line with what God wants me to do in my business. I pray, I respond and I move towards the goal.

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, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3: 13-14

Until Next Time…


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