Time after time has passed and entrepreneurs still draw a thick line between their faith and their business. The idea of separating work and faith has become challenging and the sound of it feels impossible, forgetting the laid down rules of the scriptures which state that faith without work is dead.
FAITH WITHOUT WORK IS DEAD. FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS LIKE A LIFELESS BODY.
In the realm of Christian entrepreneurship and leadership, a prevailing belief takes root: those at the helm have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact through their companies. Each company, like a piece of a puzzle, wrestles with the challenge of deciding how much they want to integrate faith into their conversations with employees and customers with a delicate balance that suits the organization.
In this effect, a division exists among Christians. While many firmly believe that God has a purpose for their lives that aligns with His plan on earth and in heaven, others see their faith as something separate from their businesses and consciously or unconsciously end up drawing a thick line between both, forgetting the benefits of faith in our work like how it aids massive improvement and genuine productivity.
Amidst this, some Christians rely solely on the teachings of the Bible and God’s promises, not putting much effort into their work and waiting for God to provide for them. The Bible is clear that God will provide, but it also warns against being lazy, stating that faith without actions is like a lifeless body (James 2:26).
This narrative unfolds with Christian business owners struggling to connect their faith with the purpose of their companies. Two key points come into focus, integrating faith into work and avoiding the trap of being a lazy Christian, both falling under the idea of having faith without putting in the work.
Merging faith and business can be a difficult task, but has lots of beneficial long-time goal and promises significant rewards. Aligning personal and work values becomes key, providing a guide for success. Proverbs 16:3 advises, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Which can also mean putting God first for adequate directions and reasonable outcomes.
In this journey, remembering Bible verses becomes a helpful tool. Using these verses in daily life can offer wisdom and guidance. The separation between work, home, and church life fades away, creating a more unified approach to life.
Colossians 3:23 encourages, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
As the story unfolds, the idea of being a lazy Christian surface, a reminder that faith needs to be accompanied by actions. The Bible is clear that true faith is shown through good works. It uses examples to illustrate this point, emphasizing that faith without actions is like claiming to have faith but not proving it through one’s deeds (James 2:14-26).
FAITH without actions is like claiming to have faith but not proving it through one’s deeds
The bottom line is simple, faith without works is like an empty claim. True faith is demonstrated through actions, and if we want to know if our faith is genuine, we should look at our deeds.
Written by Oyedepo Oluwafifedoyinsola Precious (PHMedia)
Florida Weekly Naples Edition | https://naples.floridaweekly.com/articles/faith-business/
Davidould.Net | https://davidould.net/james-214-26-faith-without-works-is-dead/