HOW TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS
“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net” Luke 5:4-5.
Wealth is part of the interest of God, especially money. The Bible in Haggai 2:8 says: “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts” Yet Deuteronomy 8:18, records that it is God that gives ‘‘power to make wealth.’’
These reveal that God owns wealth and that if money or wealth is evil, we will never find it with God, because God is never evil.
The perceptions and reactions of some believers to money is, however,on the negative side. They most often think that money is evil,whereas it is the love of money that is evil.
This kind of thinking has hindered them from having financial dominion and they often times end up not achieving purpose: They end up not having financial capacity to do the needful.
There are lot of ways to get money. It could generally speaking be divided into two, namely legitimate and illegitimate means.
Judas Iscariot, for instance, got his through crafty means and he ended up being destroyed, Matthew 26:14-15, 27:3-10. Unknown to many, it was not the money that Judas got that killed him but the love of money.
That was why he used the cunning way to get it. He loved money and he went the unholy way to get it.
Let me use this medium to tell you that money is good as long as it is gotten through legitimate means.
One of the ways to get money is to engage in business, Ephesians 4:28.The Bible says ‘‘…..but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that they may have to give to him that needeth”God in 2 Thessalonians 3:1-6 explicitly discourage ‘‘idleness.’’
Not having business cannot be compared with the sustenance which business comes to offer. It is because the major goal of going into business is to transact in order to make profit for livelihood. From the above Scripture, it is the outcome of your business that will grant you independence. And your life will be of great benefit to others around you. Many people are in the boat of liability today simply because they did not know the right way of making money. This is further complicated by having the wrong perception towards money, namely that it is not right to own money!
It is clearly evident from Scripture, that Bible does not want you to fail in business, so you can be a blessing to yourself and to others around you.
Simon, no doubt, was failing in his business. He toiled all the night without catching a single fish despite his awesome knowledge of the business of fishing.
Fortunately, Jesus, Who does not want anybody to fail in business surfaced to help him out.This shows that human capacity is never enough to succeed in business.Simon had all it takes to succeed but he could not come out with his expectation.
Choosing a good career is never enough to become successful. Functioning in the appropriate location is also not enough.Yet having the right and modern tools, including academic qualifications, are not enough to succeed in business.
Simon had all these, but he still found himself immersed in the waters of business failure.
He only experienced transformation in his business after he did the following:
Beloved, you know the end result of the steps taken by Simon.
His resolve to lean on Master Jesus was the beginning of his success story.
His decision to humble himself and obey Jesus sealed up the deal and he ended up being an employer of labour. This turned around his story and he eventually became a blessing to many other lives around him. His community, by extension,was not left out of the blessing.
Please, see the need to invite the Lord Jesus into your business if it is collapsing.Invite Jesus, the God of Possibilities,(Matthew 19:26)into your business ship.
You said: “I have Him in my ship” But do you care to take instructions from Him? Do you really believe in what He said even when it sounded contrary to your opinion? Do you have faith in what Jesus has said?It is high time to imitate Simon so you can be a blessing to yourself and many around you.
Why this? Brethren, it is never the will of God for you to fail in business,and indeed in everything that you lay your hands upon.God said in Jeremiah 29:11 that His thoughts towards you are for good and not evil!What a loving Father He is!
Do not therefore blame God if you experience business failure. He is NEVER responsible for such.You rather have yourself to blame.
The need to avoid failure thus makes it imperative that you embrace the Lord Jesus.Do the needful by seeking the Lord Jesus today with aview to escaping falling into the waters of business failure and its attendant consequences.
Seek Master Jesus today and your will be glad you did.
Apostle Caleb Oluwakayode