Written by: Bill Hollis
Article source: JOY! Magazine
“Then the Lord answered me and said: ‘Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but in the end, it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.’” – Habakkuk 2:2-3
Leading a Kingdom business means having a Kingdom vision for the business, which includes writing it down. The vision should always be about God’s purpose, which will also help to fulfil our destiny. Some Kingdom aspects to consider when writing the vision are:
• God is the owner of the business and we need to be good stewards of what He puts in our hands (Psa 24:1).
• Honour God in everything we do – being a ‘Marketplace Minister’ is a holy assignment for us to accomplish.
• There is no divide in the Kingdom between secular work or church work (2 Cor 3:6).
• God will use us to reach the people who are lost, disillusioned, and hurt that the church cannot reach (Mark 16:15-16, Prov 11:30).
• Remember that people are important in the Kingdom (Matt 22:39).
• A kingdom business must serve and provide work for people, having a Kingdom destiny at heart (Isa 55:11).
• Work with excellence, providing exceptional customer service and supply quality products, whilst following Godly business ethics (Col 3:23).
• Being a profitable business, able to finance Kingdom work through good stewardship and applying Kingdom principles.
• Purposefully revealing Jesus in works and words.
• We are called as disciples and apostles in the marketplace, being light and salt to bring change to the systems of this world.
Write, display, and communicate your vision to those you lead. We must accept our marketplace mission, knowing that we take the presence of Jesus with us. We have the Word of God and Holy Spirit to lead and guide us through our daily business, which at times can be full of evil in a very unfriendly world.
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