Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.

Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on Trustworthy People. Who are the trustworthy people in your business sphere?

This week we will focus on Characteristics. What are your characteristics in your business day? What do others see?

God is characterized by Variety and Order. There are no two snowflakes are alike, nobody has your fingerprints. Yet God is very orderly. Ohm’s Law has been true and consistent since before Ohm discovered it, actually since God created electricity.

Man is characterized by Conformity and Disorder. When something is popular we mass produce it and everybody wants one. Yet man is very disorderly. It doesn’t take but a glance around us to observe people caused disorder.

Which characteristic describes you? Are you more God like or Man like?

Effective leaders in business help other people order their work, yet don’t stymie variety; a Godlike characteristic that we can only have consistently as God’s Holy Spirit guides us. Are you listening to and following the leading of God’s Holy Spirit?

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. John 16:14-15 NLT

Bit of Wisdom
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. If you need wisdom — if you want to know what God wants you to do — ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can’t make up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything they do. James 1:2-8 NLT

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