Biblical Business Advice

Biblical Business Advice 30 Days of Daily Blogging Maybe that seems like an oxymoron. Biblical business advice? Maybe you think the bible is just a book full of weird old stories and rules Christians have to follow. Well, I will admit some of the stories are weird. No getting around that one. But the bible […]

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September 23, 2021

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Biblical Business Advice

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Maybe that seems like an oxymoron. Biblical business advice? Maybe you think the bible is just a book full of weird old stories and rules Christians have to follow. Well, I will admit some of the stories are weird. No getting around that one. But the bible is a beautiful text full of poetry, wisdom, and not rules Christians “have to” follow, but guidelines and guideposts for beautiful living and meaningful lives, all of which are established in God’s love for us.

But back to the biblical business advice thing. Since going full time with my business in 2017 the most impactful business advice I’ve encountered has come from the bible. Especially when I hear some piece of wisdom on a podcast or read something in a book and then see that wisdom backed up and highlighted in scripture. That is one of my favorite things. So much of what you hear in self help and business advancement resources you can find in the bible. Here’s one that’s really got me thinking this week:

Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

This verse is farm speak because at the time this was written, farming was a very popular way to make a living. Maybe not so much popular as necessary. I bet most people could have related to this idea. The verse is saying “Hey, don’t only focus on putting the seeds in the ground. Make sure to use the other time you have to make candles, do other chores, prepare food, etc. because both could be equally beneficial to you.” Basically, the idea that in your life and business, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Don’t spend all your time sowing that one thing, and not putting effort or time into the other ideas or tasks you may have in front of you. Diversify. Yes! The bible just encouraged us to practice wise advice of diversifying our business.

This is so motivating to me to put energy and action behind the other ideas I have as a business owner! Products, classes, other types of photography. And when I get stuck in the “what-if’s” of will it succeed or do I know enough to make it work or is it the right time, all I have to do is look up a few verses in that same passage and get the encouragement I need to get out there and just give it a shot! 

He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.

Ecclesiastes 11:4

If we constantly wait for the “right time” to try a new idea or do the thing we want or even need to do, we’ll never do it. There will probably never be a perfect time to get out there and do it, so NOW is as good a time as any! So get out there and go do!! Hey, the bible says so. 🙂

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