by: Pastors Olumese & Ogechi Edward Olumese | @pstolumese @ogechiolumese |
YOU NEED DIVINE DIRECTION FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
James 4:13-15 (MSG), “And now I have a word for you who have brashly announced, “Today – at the latest, tomorrow – we’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”
In business, nothing is more vital to continuous success like timely and relevant information. If you cannot read the trends and come up with action plans to replying ever changing situations, you may find yourself at the bottom of the barrel. The Christian in Christ should therefore be at an obvious advantage in business matter because Jesus Christ made available the Holy Spirit to dwell in us for the primary purpose of guiding and directing our lives away from unnecessary mistakes into undeniable victories.
John 16:13 (NKJV) says, “However when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” In some circles, this thing that Jesus told us that the Holy Spirit will do for us would be called insider information. How can you have such information and still fail? Some of the things you would need to know about includes (but is not limited to): What do your customers want? How much are customers willing to pay for the product you are offering? How would government policies affect what you are selling?
The truth is this, what you need to know at any point in time is enormous, which is why you need to allow the One who is all-knowing lead you. Don’t just rush into making plans based on your limited information; it may lead you to unnecessary delay or worse, unnecessary failure and loss of investment. Ecclesiastes 10:15 (NKJV), says “The labour of the fool wearies them, for they do not even know how to go to the city!” Success in business is within your reach today if you would just embrace the leading of the Spirit!
FURTHER STUDY: Deuteronomy 29:29 (NLT), “The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of this instruction.”
CONFESSION: I BOLDLY CONFESS, I HAVE ACCESS TO INSIDER INFORMATION BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. I AM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MASTER STRATEGIST; I CANNOT FAIL IN ANY THING I LAY MY HANDS TO DO. I AM BLESSED.
ACTION POINT: Don’t decide without first committing your plans to God for guidance.
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Esther 6-8; Acts 6