Category: Inspiration

How Can We Effectively Partner With God?

Someone once told me that a team is as good as its weakest member/player. Meaning that no matter how good your best players are, your team can be vulnerable because of the inexperience of one player. There is some truth to that statement but on the flip side, when a team has enough strong members and a great level of cohesion between the members; every player’s strength would make up for the shortcoming of the other. Therefore whoever you have on your team is as important as your skillset. Everyone would want to have teammates that’ll make winning easier and not more difficult. So before you set out to play the game of life, pick God as your teammate. He can help us win in every aspect of life. Today we will explore just a few aspects of life where partnering with God, guarantees as a win.

IN YOUR FINANCES

People start business partnerships because it is an easy way to increase your pool of assets and your capital. Great partnerships have the potential to increase the rate of production and profits. How can we partner with God in our finances? The best way is to use his principles concerning the usage of money and resources. The Bible has principles regarding what kind of character traits lead to poverty and what attitudes lead to wealth. For instance, the Bible supports the ideology of diversification in investments. Investing in more than one venture is the hallmark of financial literacy. It has the propensity to increase your profits while reducing risks.

Ecclesiastes 11:2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.

Partnering with God in your financial journey would have him advise you on secrets and principles to progress in your business and the management of your personal wallet.

IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

Having spoken to so many people I realized that one of the greatest fears we have regarding romantic relationships is marrying the wrong person. Imagine:

  • becoming disillusioned just months after your wedding, realizing that your spouse wasn’t the perfect match for you.
  • struggling to be happy in a relationship with someone you’re convinced you to love dearly.
  • not being able to tolerate each other’s differences and finding it hard to forgive each other for your shortcomings

Many are the problems of relationships but partnering with God in your relationship would birth that unconditional love we crave. In letting God guide us, He would give us the wisdom to navigate through convoluted relationships. He would guide you in finding the right person and loving each other the way you should. Having God as your partner in relationships doesn’t mean that there wouldn’t be challenges. The truth is, there are always challenges in relationships but with God, you will find the best solutions to them.

CAREER PATH

Sometimes choosing a career path can be extremely difficult. Especially when you’re not really sure of what your interests are. There are many people with this problem. Sometimes you feel as though the talents you have and what you are interested in pursuing as a career are not reconcilable. Other times you may feel like your desired career path is not the best option to take if your goal is to be financially secure. There are numerous hurdles associated with finding your purpose on earth but in order to know the perfect purpose of anything, you need to ask its inventor. When God is our partner, He would direct our steps to perfection.

As pointed out early on, partnering with God is simply the best way to be the best version of yourself. The fact that He created you implies that He knows what your strengths and weaknesses are. Therefore as your partner, He would complement your strengths and cover up your weaknesses. When this happens you would succeed in your endeavors.

Embrace Change For Growth And Success

Change can be difficult especially when it is unexpected. The COVID-19 pandemic, for instance, has been an unforeseen challenge for individuals, nations, and institutions. It forced everyone to readjust and re-strategize to survive. Change is not a bad thing though it may be hard to accept. One of the things that propel businesses to reach their desired heights is the fact that they’re not averse to change. For a business to grow and continue to be competitive, it needs to look forward to changing its strategies from time to time. Today, we would discuss the advantages of change for the health of your business. 

IT KEEPS CONSUMERS SATISFIED 

Some business organizations are very well acquainted with their consumers’ tastes and preferences. Because of this, they create a formula that is very much guaranteed to satisfy the demands of their consumers. This goes on for some time until the taste of consumers changes. When this happens, the company needs to study and find out what the new trend is and meet new expectations. This requires a change in formula and strategy. Therefore, to ensure success, your business must adapt to the change in trends and customers’ tastes.

CHANGE KEEPS YOU COMPETITIVE 

The business world is ruled by competition. Organizations that offer the same type of goods and services are battling for the same pool of consumers to make profits. Companies are always looking for new ways to outsell the other. Therefore,  if you want your business to have a competitive edge, you need to make sure you’re a step ahead of your competition.  And that happens, when you implement a change in your strategy. 

CHANGE MAKES EMPLOYEES INNOVATIVE 

One of the impediments to innovation in any organization is when conservatism is over-emphasized.  There is nothing wrong with sticking to traditional methods of operating your business when they are still effective. What isn’t prudent is when you insist on using old methods when there are new ones that are far more effective. When employees are allowed to use unconventional ways to solve problems, it increases their morale and creativity. A company that allows its employees to be innovative always thrives. 

CHANGE ATTRACTS ATTENTION  

It is very common to see and hear of a lot of businesses rebranding these days. It may be the change of a name, logo, company colors, etc. What this does is drawing people’s attention to the organization. It easily piques the interest of the masses and they would usually want to find out what the “new look” is all about.  Success is based on how well you can keep your customers entertained. 

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:(Ecclesiastes 3:1).  

It is not possible to experience growth without change. The very idea of growth suggests that there has been a shift, progress, or an increase. 

Do You Know God Wants You To Be Rich?

Let’s address one of the most prominent misconceptions that longer in the mind of many Christians. Is God against material wealth? Are rich people going to hell?  Does poverty directly imply going to heaven? More than a handful of believers contend with questions about God’s position on the acquisition of wealth. Let’s explore this topic together as we debunk the myth that God does not want us to be rich!

MANY FATHERS OF THE FAITH HAD WEALTH

Many characters in the Bible lived lives pleasing to God even though they were very rich. Job, for example, was one of the wealthiest men in all of the east(Job 1:3) yet was righteous by God. Abraham was a man of faith but God blessed him with much wealth in livestock(Gen 13:2). We can also point to David; a man after God’s own heart but he was one of the wealthiest and most successful kings of Israel. All these examples give credence to the fact that God is not against the acquisition of material wealth. It is possible to be rich and live a life pleasing to God.

GOD ISN’T AGAINST MONEY, HE’S AGAINST THE LOVE OF IT

According to the Bible, money is not a problem. The problem is our attitude towards it. “The love of money is the root of all evil.” That quotation suggests that our affection for money causes trouble for us and not the money itself. God is a jealous God and requires that we place no other god before Him. Sometimes we make money our god and that’s what He detests.

GOD BLESSES WITH RICHES.

“Proverbs 10:22: The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
If God thought that money was inherently evil, He would not provide it for His people and call it a blessing. Proverbs 10:22 clearly indicates that God can make His people rich. We know that everything that God does is good and He wouldn’t give to us anything that will purposely hurt us. The scripture makes it obvious that wealth can be a blessing from God and that when God gives wealth, there is joy and happiness along with it.

GOD WANTS TO BE HONOURED

Pro 3:9 KJV Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
God in His fullness and infinite glory is not in need of any earthly treasure; money inclusive. However, God greatly appreciates it when we give Him our wealth because He views it as a way of honour. So how can one honour God with money when he lacks it? God knows that we cannot give what we do not have so when he requires something of us, He would make sure that He gives us the ability to get it.

RICHES GIVE US THE ABILITY TO HELP THE POOR

Proverbs 22:9 “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
Luke 14:13-14 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
God pleasures in cheerful givers. He wants His saints to give to the poor and less privileged in society. We are commanded to love our neighbours and giving is one of the best ways to show love. God wants us to be rich so that we can fend for ourselves, our families and less privileged in the society.

The church and Christians have a responsibility to be lights in a dark world. It is God’s plan for you to be rich but you need to remember that your wealth is not yours. You must share it with those who are struggling.

TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL

Ever thought of how the church would spread the gospel if Christianity forbade riches? Missionaries would not be able to travel to the ends of the earth to preach to societies ignorant about God’s grace. The printing of Bibles, organisation of outreach and crusades are capital intensive and are not geared towards profit-making. This, Christians are blessed by God to use their money to help spread the good news of Christ. God does not want people to perish due to ignorance of His word. Accordingly, He has given us the ability to fund the gospel so that it can reach and save the lost.

What Is Christian Lifestyle?

Imagine that you’re faced with a difficult situation at work, or in your business, or even at home. Apart from considering different ideas and solutions about improving the situation, on what belief do you build your hope that things will get better?

As a Christian, you can draw on the strength and wisdom of God’s spirit, but most notably, from your trust as a person who lives according to God’s plan and directions.

While Christianity is built on the belief that God sent His only son to die for mankind, the power in faith and living in truth requires that a Christian accepts Jesus Christ as saviour, and also understands God’s relentless love for mankind. Then, such belief evolves into a life-long journey of relationship, intimacy, obedience, and commitment to being imitators of Christ.

The Christian lifestyle is an empowered position.

It is filled with different interests that manifest the Spirit and power of God in a believer daily. Such a lifestyle can be exhibited through relationships, business, entertainment, and other essential areas of life while pursuing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. The Christian lifestyle is not governed by rules that dictate acceptable behaviour, but rather an assimilation of living according to His plan and guided by love for others.

When the word “Christian” was coined over 2000 years ago, the purpose was to describe a set of individuals who exemplified the character of Jesus Christ and had the same outlook towards life. As a follower, you are expected to live in a certain way.

It is important to understand that Jesus never gave his followers any collective name or description; neither did he ever refer to them as Christians during his lifetime. Not until his death and resurrection did the people at Antioch call them “Christians” after observing the similarity of their lifestyle to how Jesus lived. Perhaps, if his disciples had not behaved so remarkably like him, they would not have made such a distinct impression.

“What would Jesus really do in this situation?”

Before you take action, you should ask yourself: Before you give up on yourself or a project, also ask, “How can the Holy Spirit inspire me to be better?” As you go through life, remember that the will of God is for the believer to have a wholesome experience and live an empowered life. So it is His desire that you enjoy love, happiness, life, and many other exciting things.

The world we live in is not intended to be our spiritual enemy, because “God so loved the world” that he gave his only son to save it (John 3:16). The world, which we are not to love, is the self-centred nature of human life that ignores God and attempts to live independent of Him operates by selfish and ungodly principles or standards. This explains the intent behind the instruction in Romans 12:2 which says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.

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The wisest king who ever lived said, “Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways in order to prosper” (Proverbs 3:6). He was right! The most important thing you can do as a Christian is to make God a part of everything that you do, and ensure that you give Him access to move you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.