1. GOD OWNS EVERYTHING
When we recognize that everything belongs to God and we are privileged to have the opportunity to cherish the gifts he gives us, we experience the Utmost joy and can be utilized in the best way to advance His kingdom.
(1 Chronicles 29:11), (Psalm 24:1)
2. GOD CONTROLS EVERYTHING
God is in ultimate control of EVERYTHING. None of us can do a better job by trying to take control of the outcomes ourselves. Our role is to be obedient, humble ourselves to his authority and watch him perform the miracles.
(1 Chronicles 29:12) Psalm 135:6, Isaiah 48:17)
3. EXERCISE STEWARDSHIP
We are responsible for building and operating our businesses in a way that glorifies God, produces profit and supports the work of Christ. (1 Corinthians 4:2)
4. DEMONSTRATE A SERVANT ATTITUDE
When we work, we should work with joy, work hard, and work as if for God (See #2) We shouldn’t work this way to impress anyone but God, but when others see us, they should be impressed by our work ethic, integrity and positive attitude. (Ecclesiastes 5:19, 2 Thes. 3:10, Acts 13:2 John 9:4 Col 3:23)
5. SEEK COUNSEL
From Scripture, Godly People, The Lord We need regular communication with God through studying scripture, prayer and other Godly people who care about our success and will hold us accountable to Him, our families and operating our businesses with integrity and success.
(Isaiah 48:17, Proverbs 12:15)
6. TREAT EMPLOYEES FAVORABLY
Our greatest opportunities to be a witness of Christ may be with employees. Just as your job or business is your God-given opportunity to serve God’s kingdom, we should encourage our employees to offer their best by involving them in the clearly communicated vision of the company for which you exercise stewardship for Him.
(Luke 10:71Tim 5:18, Job 31:13-14)
7. LEAD LIKE JESUS
We are all leaders. Our faith dictates we lead by the greatest example who ever walked on the earth undefined Jesus Christ. Christ was the ultimate SERVANT LEADER! Jesus had the right HEART (purpose), HEAD, (leadership philosophy), Hands (Impact on others), and HABITS (daily walk). He had a clear VISION (his Father's) and then clearly communicated, empowered and motivated those around him to uphold that vision that was greater than his own.
(Matthew 20:26-28, Romans 12:2, Matthew 4:9)
8. DEVELOP YOUR GOD-GIVEN TALENTS
Each of us has unique talents. God designed us that way for a reason. We should find opportunities to use those strengths to serve the Lord.
The Golden Rule should not be exercised so that you can have others treat you favorably, but as a means of considering how you should treat others. Think of the other person’s point of view by putting yourself in his shoes and reflecting upon how you would receive your own actions.
9. PRACTICE THE GOLDEN RULE
( Philippians 2:3, Romans 13:9, Matt 7:12, Luke 6:31)
10. GIVE GENEROUSLY
Since everything belongs to God, this is an acknowledgment of that. Giving should not be done out of obligation, but as a form of worship. Give not only your financial resources, but your talents, time, and God-given resources.