What you can do to succeed personally and professionally
Think: What Would Jesus Do? (WWJD) and What Does the Bible Say?
- Strive daily to glorify God through your
or your area of responsibility. I Corinthians 10:31;
I Chronicles 16:28
- Obey God’s Word in all things. Joshua 1:7–8; Deuteronomy 29:9
- Be ambitious to serve others. Mark 9:33–35;
- Exemplify a person of integrity: Maintain good character; live above reproach. Proverbs 11:3–5
- Work hard: Labor willingly and diligently.
- Determine to walk humbly before all, especially before the Lord. James 4:10; Micah 6:8
- Do not think too highly of yourself, nor too lowly. Romans 12:3
- Develop outstanding people skills: Learn
be gracious in all your various interactions.
Colossians 3:8–9, 12–14
- Build healthy relationships with helpful individuals, companies, and associations. Ecclesiastes 4:9–12
- Overcome a cynical attitude by focusing on the positive. Philippians 4:8–9
Principle 1: Strive daily to glorify God through
your business or your area of responsibility.
I Corinthians 10:31; I Chronicles 16:28
“Will it glorify God?” You should always ask yourself this question before making decisions.
As Scripture so plainly teaches, everything you do should bring glory to God. Your commitment to glorify God should extend to the way you operate your business, or the way you conduct yourself in your leadership position.
In every deal, every contract, every human resources decision, every policy, every response to customers or employees or suppliers – from the largest matters to the smallest – your first concern should be ensuring that your actions and decisions bring glory to the Lord. God is glorified through your business when you:
business the way He would, in a way
that pleases Him.
His commands in everything you do and
in all your business dealings.
- Commit to conducting yourself – your attitude, words, interactions – in ways that honor Him.
other individuals, treating each one fairly
your business or position to advance the
cause of morality and righteousness on earth.
Him as the true owner of your business or management position and view
yourself as a steward over it.
- Seek His help and depend fully on Him for everything you need.
Him the honor and credit for everything
you accomplish, every success you attain, for
it is God who has given you your life and abilities.
Seek to glorify God in all things!
Reference: Some notes sourced from What the Bible Says to the Business Leader: The Business Leader’s Personal Handbook – Leadership Ministries Worldwide.