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5 Ways Incorporating Faith in your Business Will Lead to Success

Updated: May 30


Many people believe that faith is for Sundays, but I think you should practice your faith every minute of every day. A person’s faith should be the foundation of all business decisions. I know some will not agree, but I am not speaking of proselytizing in the workplace; I am referring to having your actions speak for your faith.


The major faiths in the world share some basic principles, such as respect, integrity, honesty, kindness, and dignity. These characteristics are key to success in life and will positively impact your business success.

The first principle is the principle of Purpose.

It would be best to view your business or career as not a job but a calling. The Scriptures say in Ephesians 2:10 that “God has prepared works in advance for you to do.” It is crucial to figure out what you were best created to do and start doing it.

The second principle is the principle of Inner Peace.

Business is stressful. Your faith provides strength and peace in times of difficulty, which always comes. One practice I use on stressful days is to take time out for prayer. This does not have to be fancy or formal. It may involve me sitting in my car for five minutes or closing my office door for lunch while I pray. This always reenergizes me and fills me with the confidence I need to tackle any issue.

The third principle is the principle of Wisdom.

We need wisdom for decision-making. The Bible is filled with wisdom books that pertain to how to run your affairs ethically and with integrity. The book of Proverbs is one such book. “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6. Certain business decisions require supernatural wisdom as one must consider all aspects, including making decisions based on your integrity and not on profits only. Faith-based decisions put people over profit in 100% of cases.

The fourth principle is the principle of Relationship.

Your faith informs how you treat others, including employees, business partners, and associates. “Do to others as you would have them do to you,” Luke 6:31 is considered the golden rule of relationships.


As a business owner, you must maintain positive relationships with your employees, clients, and vendors. Practicing the golden rule will strengthen your relationships because you will always have the other person’s best interest at heart.

The fifth and final principle is the principle of Perspective.

Your faith provides a different or fresh perspective on issues, a perspective that you won't receive from secular sources. Popular voices may suggest that you win at all costs, but a faith-based perspective would encourage balance and fairness in your decisions.


A common practice in my business is to “err on the side of mercy.” That means that if I have a close decision to make that affects another person if I must be wrong, I would rather be wrong being merciful than being harsh.

Inserting your faith in your business keeps you from being buried in the weeds of business. It reminds you of the Big Picture. Sometimes, the voice of faith is counter-intuitive, but that's the edge you need.


What do you think? Drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you!


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With love,

Sharon

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