As a Christian entrepreneur, is it right to want to make money?
Is Money the Root of All Evil?
As a Christian entrepreneur, you may have been taught that money is the root of all evil. But, is that what scripture says? In actuality, it isn’t money that is evil. It’s the love of money that is the root of all evil.
1 Timothy 6:10 tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil. Many of us were raised with phrases such as “money doesn’t grow on trees” “money is the root of all evil” “rich people are bad” and many others. As a result, many of, especially Christian entrepreneurs struggle with making money.
Judy gave the example of the Proverbs 31 woman.
Robyn added that the Proverbs 31 woman was indeed an entrepreneur and that she came from a place of love, obedience, and service. If we can take that approach to make money in our businesses, and come from a place of obedience and service first, we can make money in our businesses while serving as Christ called us to serve.
We often lose sight of our calling. If we have something in our hearts, that is the Holy Spirit nudging us. At the same time, someone else in the world has a need that the Holy Spirit is guiding them to seek help for.
Judy emphasized that we often say I can’t, I shouldn’t. These lead with I. We think we are being unGodly by saying these things, but if we are not serving who we are meant to serve, we aren’t following God’s calling, we are being disobedient. The key is to dream big and trust God to guide us.
Worthy vs. Deserving
Robyn emphasized that she herself isn’t deserving of anything, but that everything she has is a blessing and gift from God. However, she is worthy, because God says she is worthy. And as a Christian entrepreneur, she is worthy of being reimbursed for the gifts that God has given her and called her to use.
God gave us each experience we’ve had on our journeys to use and help someone else along on their journey.
Judy emphasized that we are not self-made, but that everything we are is through Christ. It isn’t just about money, as a Christian entrepreneur, it’s about making an impact and following our calling. It’s not about the money, it’s about the impact. Money will flow from impact.
It all comes back to your identity in Christ. And asking the question, who am I in Christ? Having the conversation with Christ.
“Where much is given, much is expected.” – Judy’s mom.
Meditation and Manifestation as a Christian Entrepreneur
Abide Christian Meditation is a short Christian meditation that Robyn referenced and how powerful it is to sit quietly and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. And to be guided in a discerning way and know that you are begin guided by God and not the secular world.
We can’t bring anything to fruition without God. Our thoughts create our results and an abundance mindset is important, but we cannot manifest anything on our own. An abundance mindset means that we are open to receiving Christ’s gifts and the joy he has for us.
Our words do have power when we are in Christ. People always start with thoughts, but it’s actually beliefs that come first. As Christians, we are called to hold every thought captive to Christ.
When a thought comes to mind such as “I can’t do that” weigh in and ask if it is something Jesus would say, or is it the spear of the enemy influencing your thoughts because he sees you getting closer to Christ? The enemy sees you walking in Christ and wants to pull you astray.
The Bible gives us specific things to think about in Philippians 4:8: right, true, noble, pure, admirable, lovely, excellent, or praiseworthy. If the thought isn’t that, knock it out. Our thought is just a thought, but what does God say about it?
“Jesus Christ is Lord and I can do anything through Him.” – Judy
It is important to be sure we don’t sweat worldly stuff. Judy gave the example of music. What are you listening to, watching, are they walking in the Lord? Are they models of what and who you want to become?
We need to be discerning.
Discernment as a Christian Entrepreneur
Don’t accept anything at face value and double-check it against the Bible. We are called to be discerning. Discerning actually means judgment. It doesn’t mean condemnation, it means discerning whether or not the movie, book, or music, is appropriate and God-pleasing. We need to protect our hearts and mind and hold our thoughts captive to Christ.
We all fall into a trap of this is going to be the answer, this is going to get me out of here, outside sources being the answer versus Christ and the knowledge that he has already given us being the answer. Christ is the only influence that matters. The only way you have everything inside of you is through Christ. Christ is the way, the truth, the life. He is inclusive, but we do need to do things His way.
Simplicity is the key. Stop downloading all the freebies and go to God. Trust that He will guide you and direct you. You don’t need all the stuff the gurus are pushing on you. Have a heart of love, obedience, and service.
Religion versus Relationship
Until we have a relationship with Christ, we can’t take action. It isn’t religion or spiritual, it is a relationship with Christ.
Sin is sin. Our job is to love, not judge and condemn. When we’ve had a bad thought, we’ve committed the act. When God catches us in the act or thought and he calls us out on it, that is our opportunity to change and be more like Christ. He corrects those he loves.
When we love and serve, success will be around the corner.
About Judy Weber, a Christian Entrepreneur
Judy Weber is a Women’s Business Strategist & Scaling Expert and the Founder of Judy Weber Co, a boutique consultancy for women in business. She helps faith-fueled 6-figure female CEOs scale their business to multi 6 and 7 figures with simplicity, using the proven Joyful Scaling Method.™ A former corporate & trial attorney as well as c suite executive, Judy is a genius at showing entrepreneurs how to uplevel their mindset, step fully into their CEO role, and strategically transform their current business model into a freedom-based legacy business, without compromising their values. She is a sought-after Keynote Speaker, teaching and inspiring women across the world to ‘pursue the impossible,’ knowing that God is able to make your biggest dreams a reality.
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