Is The Tithe Important In Business??

by Shalonda Gordon in Mind Set

Today I decided to share with you a side to business that many do not discuss out loud, the tithe.. yeah I said it..

The Tithe

Now, it is Monday.. Columbus day.. a holiday for some, a work day for others. Remember I told you I was going to become more transparent with you, so here it goes…smile

I’m a believer of Jesus Christ. I believe that He died on the cross for my sins.. and that the only reason why I stand here today able to live the life I live is because my God loved me so much that He sent His only Son to save my soul. I am loved and trusted by my Father in Heaven. I strive every day to walk in that light with which He has blessed me.

Now my belief flows through every aspect of my life. Especially my finances. I’m a loyal tither in the church. Now some of you reading this post may not understand what that means. Let me explain. The Holy Bible states in Malachi 3:10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.”

Now the tithe is 10% of your gross income..not the net.

So every time I receive a check in my business I give 10% of that income to my place of worship. (I worship at Living Worship in Decatur, GA and I would love to worship with you some time if you are in the area.) Now let me tell you what always intrigued me about this verse. Many people find excuses not to believe.. well no where else in the Word of God does He give us permission to “test Him”. I found this exciting when I was saved.. because my faith was small. I decided to test Him. Let me tell you.. I have NEVER been let down. My house has and is well provided for. I can only give the glory to God.

Faith is a serious thing. In spiritual beliefs as well as in business. You have to have faith in yourself to succeed. You must press forward toward the thing you can not see in the palm of your hands. You have to believe that what you are working toward will come to pass. Which is why mindset is so important in finding success. I ask you.. How much faith do you have that your business will succeed?? And how far does that faith last?? What do I mean.. well, the minute something goes wrong… Ie. Your lights are getting ready to get disconnected because you paid your autoship for your business instead of paying the bill. When this happens do you give up on your business?? There will ALWAYS be something trying to stop you from reaching your business goals. You must make a decision not to STOP.. Keep pushing.. Find a way.. What do I do?? Well, as I mentioned my beliefs before… I pray. I release it all to My Father in Heaven.. and He has NEVER let me down.. now sometimes I really do not want to do what He ask of me.. yet I do it anyways.. and every time I am better for it.. smile.

Now back to the tithe.

 I tithe because the Holy Bible states that it protects the income I have already generated, because I’m not stealing from God. Malachi 3:8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.” Has it ever seemed like money was slipping through your fingers and you can’t figure out why. Well, this used to be my life story prior to my life of tithing. If you find this is happening to you.. I challenge you to tithe for 6 months and watch things turn around.. Now the offering covers what’s to come.. yet that is another post in itself..smile. Now you may say, I do not belong to a church. That does not matter.. you can mail the tithe. Many that read my post have at one time or another belong to a church or your parents belonged to one.. so send it back there.. Once you have released the funds, the tithe is paid.

If you believe that you are not finding the success you desire in your finances or that every time you find success it dwindles swiftly.. then try tithing.. I mean most of us out here in the world of business ownership are willing to try just about anything.. why not try this… especially if it can become the one thing that changes EVERYTHING.

If you have questions feel free to fill out the form above and let’s connect.

Have Faith, Tithe, and keep smiling,

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelvin Andrew05

Thank You for this insight. I did not know.

Alicia

Shalonda, this was an awesome blog. I hope your reader take your challenge and begin to Tithe. I’ve been saved for 29 years and I have found that God honors His Word regarding Tithing. He has come through for me and my family over and over again. It really is a matter of faith!

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