Is There Room For Faith In Business?

by Shalonda Gordon in Goal Setting,Mind Set

Is there room for Faith in your business? Well, if you haven’t asked yourself this question, you should. Do you honestly have “Faith” that your business will succeed? Well let’s start with the definition of Faith. Webster dictionary states that Faith is a firm belief in something for which there is no proof and something that is believed especially with strong conviction. The Holy Bible states that Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Now back to the initial question. Is there room for Faith in your business? Absolutely, you really can’t have a successful business without faith. Many times we run into our business with one focus… the “payday”. We follow the steps given to us, rather right or wrong in hopes of that “payday”. Now, your “payday” may be a vacation for your family, it may be a physical check, it may be a desire to belong… either way whatever the “payday”.. we run toward it with blinders. Then that day comes along when everything that can go right doesn’t, and everything that can go wrong does. You are stuck in a position when you have to decide rather that “payday” is worth the trouble. You have to decide rather you are going to continue on this uncomfortable journey for a “payday” that you have never seen. That “payday” that you don’t even know exist. All of a sudden a need for faith has peaked in your business.

Faith is so important in business that Napoleon Hill dedicated Step 2 in Think and Grow Rich to Faith. Mr. Hill stated that, “Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!” Once you decided to go into business, you basically made a decision to believe in something that did not yet exist. You had the Faith to push forward. Sometimes we are side tracked and we forget that our Faith can take us through any situation. Even Napoleon Hill points out that without Faith you have basically skipped a VERY important step in finding success in your business.

Now that you know Faith is necessary in order to have success in business, how much Faith do you have? In Matthew 17:20 Jesus stated, “if you have Faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Now that is powerful. Each day I wake up and begin my day knowing that my Faith will take me to the next step of success in my business. I’m reminded daily of the reasons why I’m building a business. Why I’m self-employed. Why I do not have to clock in to a boss each day. How am I reminded, you may ask.. Well, I have a list written out that states about 15 reasons why I am in business for myself. I add to it every time I cross an accomplishment off of it. All of the items listed are things that are “unseen”. Yet, as I cross items off I’m reminded that there was once a day when I could not see those items. If you find yourself getting stuck and not able to overcome an obstacle that makes it appear as though the things you are having Faith for are too hard to attain, simply write out a list, and hold on to your Faith. Remember without Faith you would not have made it this far, so hold on to your Faith to reach the top of the next mountain.

Keep Smiling,

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Stefan Ripka

Very nice post. Faith in the the eventuall payday is what keeps me going too. Things are getting really hard for me and my family right now, but I keep my faith that these efforts will pay of exponentially very soon. Thanks for the inspiration, Shalonda.

Shalonda

Thanks so much James.. keep smiling.

Shalonda

Thanks so much Chante.. keep smiling.

Shalonda

You are absolutely correct Ray.. keep smiling.

Chante Epps

Awesome post Shalonda, thank you for sharing that there is room for Faith in all facets of our life and business is no exception!

Ray

There is room for Faith in everything that we do – not just business.

James

You better believe it is.. faith in business that is…..It shows you are willing to step out and take chances.

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