Do you have a business plan? Did you have to write one of those pesky things when starting your business? Maybe you wrote it to obtain a loan or maybe you wrote it just because someone advised you to as it is smart for anyone starting a business right?
Well, the thing about it is as Christians we can plan, but God ultimately should direct our steps. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9, NIV) It is so true we can plan all we want but ultimately God makes the decisions and God’s plan is perfect. However, are you open to God’s perfect plan? Or are you trying to do it all on your own, laying out your own blueprint, following your own path, never thinking of God’s prodding or plotting, maneuvering or miracle working?
God can do all of these he can even move mountains. But, what does it require from us? Faith, the Bible says, “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20, NIV)
That’s where our part comes in, and our part is having faith. For faith “is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) Can you trust in that which you cannot see? Try it and see what God does, as he reveals his perfect plan for you, which is greater than any blueprint you could sketch or plan you could create.
The greatest thing about God’s plan is that it is unique and perfect for your situation. God works out the details specific to you and knows exactly what you need when you need it. You might think he’s coming in behind schedule, but He knows He’s right on time. He is only asking that you trust Him, and allow Him to work.
So, as you go back to the “drawing board” if you’re still in the process of writing your business plan. Or maybe you are just beginning, or even if you’re already finished and in the process of giving yourself a yearly review, check to see that God is in there somewhere guiding you and showing you what you should be doing both in business and in life. Put God in charge, and see how far He will take you.
Alyssa Dees Avant is a Christian author, blogger, podcaster, speaker, and business owner, when she is not speaking to audiences of young girls and their mothers, she is writing as a freelance and ghostwriter. Whether she is sharing her passion with girls on the topics of beauty, modesty, and etiquette or with their moms on time management and organizing Alyssa has a true passion for helping others. Visit her on the web at beautybydesignonline.com or organizedlifebydesign.com Article Source: WAHM Articles