by guest blogger Mauri Rene
Do you call your business a “Christian-owned business?” If so, what does that mean? That is a question all Christian business owners should ask themselves. Can you call your business a “Christ-owned business?”
First we must look at a few things like who owns your business and why. God created and owns the entire universe. That means He owns absolutely everything, including our money, bodies, houses, businesses—absolutely everything. He allows us to use and enjoy everything here on earth, but it all belongs to Him. Yes, He already owns your business, even though you may have never thought about it that way. The book of Genesis explains how God created heaven and earth, man and woman, and all creatures. He is the beginning, He started it all, and He owns it all. We were created for God’s glory and purpose, rather than our own. It is just that simple. It is not always easy to think about it that way because we get so busy living in this world and caught up in “our” day-to-day lives.
(That is just one small paragraph from the book, Making God #1 in Your Business, Integrating Faith With Business Practices. However, there is so much more on this subject!)
Once your mind is renewed in the respect that God owns everything, you see the whole world differently. I truly mean that. I actually enjoy business so much more than I did when I thought of the company as mine.
If you have not totally surrendered your business to God as the rightful owner, then now is the time. Make God #1 in Your Business!
Please note that there has been no change in the true order of the hierarchy of your business. It has always been the case that God is the owner and you are the steward, even if you did not realize it, see it, or operate your business in that way. This is truly about a renewal of your mindset and role in your business. It is time for your transformation from owner to steward as you make changes in your business for the best.
Romans 12:2 (ESV): “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Many scriptures in the Bible discuss the renewing of your mind and seeking the Kingdom of God first. Many Christians do this in their lives, but they do not make the adjustment to this mindset as it relates to their work or businesses. It is just as important for God to be number one in your business as it is in the other areas of your life. In fact, God insists on that. He gave everyone unique talents, skills, and gifts for a reason: to serve His purpose and bring Him glory.
There is a movement happening! This movement is to set off a chain reaction around the world, renewing the mindset of business owners toward Christ and their businesses by making God #1 in their businesses. This renewal movement will lead to more joy and love in the hearts of business owners, their families, employees, communities, and every life they touch. This renewal and transformation will lead many to salvations, one business at a time!
My life was unexpectedly turned upside down, including almost dying. When I lived through the illness and surgery, I asked God, “What is my purpose here?” He gave me that purpose! He gave me a movement to start!
Would you like to be part of this movement? You can!
One way to get started would be to get your copies of the book and accompanying workbook here: MAKING GOD NUMBER 1 (maurirene.com) You can go through the book and workbook alone, or in a group. You can also contact me at Mauri@MauriRene.com for more information. Let’s get started!
Today’s guest blogger, Mauri Rene, is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and television talk show host of “The Mauri Rene Show, Making God #1 in Your Business. She believes that A Pure Giving Heart = Success! Mauri has a background of starting, buying, expanding, and selling businesses. In her revolutionary best-selling book, Making God #1 in Your Business, Integrating Faith With Business Practices, Mauri drills down to the true purpose of business . . . any business! She clarifies why some business owners stress until they burn out while others are finding a place of peace and joy in their work. She lives by Love God, Love People!!
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I am a retired bilingual pastor, author, and International Bible Study Class teacher. I send biblical blog messages to a prison in the U.S.A. and a prison in South Africa.
Periodically I write biblical manuscripts for a media company in Toronto, Canada. I do not know if I fit in with your program.
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