Entrepreneurship is as much a process as it is a set of traits. However, certain traits are essential to success and play an important role in how the entrepreneurial process unfolds. These traits–faith, perseverance, sacrifice, and service–are integral characteristics of the Christian as well. God admires them and encourages us to admire them, too.
For experienced marketers, maybe one problem you have is a lack of products that you can promote as your own, or a general lack of direction as you’ve gotten spun in 20 different directions by “gurus” along with garbage products giving you poor information. Either way, we have got you covered. You’ve heard the saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know“, right? That may sound silly, but it succinctly describes to perfection the greatest problem that both aspiring Internet entrepreneurs and Christian work from home seekers tend to face.
With respect, I think the article makes a simple concept more complex than it needs to be. But, I can understand, too, that — with the entire Christian community inundated with things like “The Purpose Driven Life” — there seems to exist some pressure today (that didn’t exist years ago) in making sure that every activity of one’s life has to be justified as “a way to glorify God”.
Good post, Brad. I know it was written a while back, but I just came across it. To me, a Christian entrepreneur is one who runs their business to bring honor to God. It may be in the way they deal with customers, what they do with their money, offering quality products, etc. Everything they do, they do to the best of their ability, as it says in Colossians 3:23, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord aned not to men.”
The warnings of succumbing to the love of money are dire in the Bible. The rich young ruler who claimed to be perfect in following the commandments was turned away by Christ because he loved his possessions more than his Creator. There were none that contradicted the young man’s claim so we can assume he was probably a very good man, but it takes more.
Although Adam was not an entrepreneur, the first thing God did when He created Adam was to give him a job (Genesis 2:15). We are created to work, to use our minds and our hands to subdue this world and rule over it (Genesis 1:28). Scripture praises industriousness and hard work (Proverbs 14:23; 31:27; Ephesians 4:28). By contrast, those who are idle are harshly reprimanded (Proverbs 19:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:6). We are instructed to make it our “ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands” (1 Thessalonians 4:11).
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