Ps 8:6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:
Business Stewardship is exercising dominion over the natural resources of God to serve others while making a profit for the kingdom of God. As a steward, you are not the owner of the business, but God. Therefore, you are to use the talents and gifts given to you to multiple and grow the business using Kingdom principles.
As a steward you have the gift of God’s grace for entrepreneurship. You use God’s resources (wealth) to produce a product or service to satisfy human want, and help advance the purpose and plan of the Kingdom, both locally and abroad. As a productive business, a Christian entrepreneur can and should provide jobs, financial support to the church, and be a resource for other Christians who would like to be entrepreneurs.
As a Christian entrepreneur, you must also remember to use the ethical, moral and spiritual insights of the Christian faith and church to be a more faithful disciple as an entrepreneur. In that process. the Christian entrepreneur faces three critical problems: 1) how much to re-invest in the business to make the business larger and more productive, 2) how much to spend on self and family, and 3) how much to give for Kingdom purpose.
As a steward, you do not work alone, but with the help of the Holy Spirit
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Matt 13:31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
One of the key purpose of entrepreneurship is to multiply resources given to us – our talents, gifts and treasures. Every business idea starts as a seed – a discovery. This seed has limitless abilities and potential to produce and multiply. The extend to which is produces depends on how it is natured by the one given the assignment by God.
The mustard seed, though tiny, has the potential to grow into a great big tree providing shelter for birds etc.
This is the potential every business idea carries, to be able to impact communities, cities and nations for the the Kingdom of God as a Biblical Entreprise.
One can count the number of seeds in a fruit like an orange, but no one can count the number of oranges in a seed.
In his book, 40 Entrepreneurial Principles of Jesus by Femi Oladejo-Lawrence, he explains an entrepreneurs must think, reason and act and like a farmer. A farmer plants and natures the seed to harvest and that is what you are setting out to do in your business, naturing the seed and taking it to a harvest.
The outcome of your sowing venture rest entirely on you. You must learn to take responibility for your actions and outcome of every step and decisions you make in your journey in business.
You must learn to think big, start small and grow slowly with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Your suceess is not determined by the strength of your size at the start of your business. It lays soley on your ability to cultivate that small seed to fruition.
This is the principle of the seed.Every business started this way. Learn and let it work for you and you are sure to have an entreprise trhat will multiply to be a BIG Tree.