Proverbs 3:13-15 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Any time anyone starts a business or begins a new job they want to succeed. No one ever begins looking to fail or be fired. One of the best ways to succeed in business, and every area of life, is to have wisdom. It’s prudent to get training and advice for any job you’re in or any business you run. There are many online sites that offer valuable articles and advice for many different aspects of your job or business. Books are always a wonderful resource as well! If you head to the library you’ll find huge amounts of books from people who have been there, done that, and succeeded. All of these areas are ones you should be utilizing and gathering wisdom from.
As Christians, however, any other way of seeking wisdom should come after we go to the true source of wisdom—God! James 1:5 tells us that all we have to do to receive wisdom is to ask God for it! Any time you have a major business decision, the first things you should be doing are hitting your knees and grabbing your Bible. God says He’ll give us wisdom if we ask for it—but we also need to realize that he’s already given us a huge book that is just filled with wisdom, including wisdom for business decisions! The Bible has much to say about how we are to act in business, what kind of people we should and should not be in business with, and what good opportunities look like. Wisdom is not just important for huge decisions, though. We also desperately need wisdom in the day to day areas of our life as well. The Bible covers everything from “the big stuff” to every day life. Proverbs 31 is filled with many verses that show how the Christian business woman should be running her business and home on a daily basis.
What is sad is that I know that many times I think of prayer and Bible reading as almost an afterthought when it comes to seeking out wisdom for how to run my business or how to apply it to my job–especially on a daily basis. I’m afraid that it’s this way for many other Christians as well. We get so busy and caught up in things that what should be our first resource becomes our last resort. My challenge to myself, and to you, is to seek out the wisdom that only comes from above and apply it to your business! The results are sure to be amazing!
Written By Nicole Elliott: Nicole is the administative assistant for CMB Resource and Mommy Bag Marketing, Inc. She also owns www.artisticalbumsbynicole.com She is filling in as the guest columnist for Faith & Business 101 in the month of August while MariLee is on vacation.