There is an ancient text that is motivating Christian businessmen to forge businesses that are not driven by how much money they may earn, but they seek to serve and to give to others.
The tenets found on the pages of "The Bible," have become a source of inspiration and guidance for many Christian entrepreneurs like Dave L. Steward , who used faith to build a stronger business.
He founded World Wide Technology Inc. (WWT), a leading electronic procurement and logistics company in the information-technology (IT) and telecommunications industry.
Doing Business By the Good Book
It requires a tremendous amount of faith to rise above your fears and self-doubt and do business outside the box. In his book Doing Business by the Good Book: Fifty-Two Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible, Steward notes that
our challenges are minuscule when compared to Noah's task in Genesis.
Dave built his business based on principles from the Scriptures and uses the Bible, both Old and New Testaments to teach a Sunday school class for other businesspeople, to help them focus on how to work together and succeed honestly and righteously in today's global marketplace.
Lessons In Faith
Success didn't happen in the blink of an eye. It took business savvy, years of hard work and all the faith a man could muster to overcome the adversities Steward experienced in his business. At one point in 1993, things were so tight, a collection company repossessed his car from the company parking lot.
Eventually he was able to silence the doubting Thomases, those who shun risk and choose a fear based lifestyle all the while trying to discourage others from living their dreams.
Steward is a successful African American businessman and a Christian whofulfills the essence of the "Great Commission," to do God's work, in his daily life and through his business by remaining obedient and seeking favor from the Lord.
Stories of Faith In The Bible
Jesus served others. In Luke 6:38, Christ said: "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will it be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back." The Christian entrepreneurial spirit should be fueled by a charge of servitude instead of yielding to our modern culture's self-serving philosophy.
How to apply your faith today!
Choose a scripture from the Bible as your personal mantra instead of a cunning quip or quote from a book.