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Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on Laboring vs Working. Are you laboring or are you working in your business?

This week we will focus on Work or Wait. When do you role up your sleeves and get to work, and when do you wait on the Lord? Sometimes we’re to step out in faith and work, other times we’re to back off and wait upon the Lord.

Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time. Proverbs 12:11 NLT There are various verses that tell us to get to work including: In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we appeal to such people — no, we command them: Settle down and get to work. Earn your own living. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 NLT Most business people work hard. Do you have a tendency to roll up your sleeves and get to work?

But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NLT This and other verses instruct us to wait upon the Lord. When do you wait on the Lord instead of digging in and getting to work?

WORK  WAIT When do you back off digging in and redoubling your work efforts, and when do you wait on the Lord? Is this an either or proposition?

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and vitality. Proverbs 3:5-8 NLT

The key to trusting the Lord wholeheartedly in your business, not depending on your understanding, seeking His will in all you do is Worship. Through worship we see our Lord more clearly; learn to fear, revere, and trust Him more fully. Do you believe your business success is directly linked to your worship?

Worship enables us to focus on who God really is, His principles and precepts. It makes us sensitive to His communication with us. Corporate worship and personal worship are both needed. How is your corporate worship? Your personal worship includes time in the Bible and time in prayer. How is your personal worship? As we worship, God reveals to us whether we should work or wait. (Sometimes He leads us to a combination of working and waiting.)

Working, waiting and worship is not a balancing act, rather it is an integration proposition.

Bit of Wisdom
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT

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