In Ephesians 6: 10-15 it says: 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
I know this is a blog about successful living but in today’s climate of evil and all other forms of unrighteousness, we need the armor of God to help in whatever endeavor we are in. In some business operations this might seem to be out-of-place, but if you want your business to truly be successful, you need to have God as your partner! If you don’t, then the other side will come into your business in some way and cause it to prosper but it will be unrighteous success.
You can steal money, get away with it and use it for good things but Satan has his hands in it so eventually it will come to light and you will lose all of your success and the things which the world can see will be taken as well. If you truly are a Christian business person, you always want the business principles of God to keep your business on the right track. Christianity and business go together because, the way to have a successful business…one that is respected by others for the way that you DO business.
Doing business with the principles of God is the best way, the most effective way of having a successful business in this world and the best way for this to happen is to donate at least ten percent of your income to God. Does He need it? No, God owns all in the universe. He wants you to acknowledge His portion and give it willingly to a ministry or church or an organization that is truly Christian in its operation so that it will accomplish something for His Kingdom.
Your life and your business will reflect your Christianity or your unbelief, some people will not notice but some will. Your righteousness was given to you when you became a Christian but the rest of you hasn’t got it until you read the Word and take it into your heart, and into your spirit and that way the rest of you can experience the righteousness of God in all areas of your life and your business!