Creating something from nothing is the speciality of our Creator. He speaks and things spring into existence. The same can be said of His people. Made in His image we are uniquely endowed with the gift of endless possibility!
The life of faith is not necessarily one that is consigned to sit behind the walls of the Church. The exercise of faith really spills or should be spilling into every arena of our lives. And the principles of faith can be applied in so many ways and play out in like a variety of manners out there in the real world, whether that is within the Church or whether that’s within business, family, marriage, faith has a place to play. We are actually called to live by faith, to walk by faith.
And without faith, it’s impossible to please God.
Whatever you are up to, because faith is the very heartbeat of the Kingdom. And how the Kingdom works and creating something from nothing is the speciality of a creator. And very much that’s how faith works. He speaks and things spring into existence. And the same can be said of us.
His people. Romans 4:17 talks about how God calls those things which be not as though they were made in his image. We are endowed with that same gift of endless possibility. You know, the power to take what is currently and presently invisible. To take just a thought and form it into something tangible is just one of the fingerprints of divinity that is displayed so majestically through humanity.
I mean, in case you hadn’t noticed, human beings for all of their failings are amazing. And you and I are part of that company. We don’t even need to be believers to see that DNA, that creative DNA that the Father put within humanity at work, outside there, out in the world. But how much more so should we be seeing in once we reconnect with the source and the action of faith reaches into future hopes and dreams and tugs them into the present, it takes this invisible substance called faith and sculpts it into reality on the genius of God at work within us gives evidence to the things that were previously unseen.
Hebrews chapter Eleven would probably be considered the classic chapter on faith in the work of faith and how faith works.
And it begins with this powerful statement. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. And in the realm of business, this verse would really in the realm of business. This activity of taking something hoped for something in and giving evidence to it. Bringing the unseen into the scene realm is really known as entrepreneurship.
Christian artist and entrepreneur Matt Tomy points this out. You knows a creative coach. He works a lot with artists and other creative men and women, encouraging them to turn their art into a substantial Kingdom based businesses. And he says this, he says, truth be told, only about 1% of people are really called to vocational Ministry within the local Church. The rest of us are called to be in the marketplace, releasing the light and life of the Kingdom every day through our unique creative expression.
So whether that’s the business of art, family, or finance, you have the divine opportunity to align yourself today with the purposes of the Kingdom. See God moving through you like never before, and watch as the abundance of our Father overtakes you. Now, another Christian entrepreneur, Michael Homes, digs below the surface of the word entrepreneur, and he says the word entrepreneur is from the old French word entreprendre, which is probably said completely wrong. My bad, which means to undertake entrepreneur, is also derived from two other Latin words entre, meaning to swim out and prone to grasp or grab hold of.
So as entrepreneurs we undertake, we swim out to the unknown to grab hold of unseen opportunities.
Maybe you’re still standing on the banks right now, ready to dive. Perhaps you’re already out there in the deep waters. Either way, the call to entrepreneurship, I believe, is a high and a Holy one. Deuteronomy 8:18, speaks of how God gives his people the power to get wealth. And, you know, this verse is also qualified by a statement of intent and God’s intention in prospering his people is that he might establish his Covenant from generation to generation.
Kingdom business and creativity are far more than just money making schemes. Although we must not be fearful of making money, we must not be fearful of wealth creation. It is essential. It is the life blood of any successful business, but there’s a bigger picture at work as well. There’s a bigger purpose at work.
And, you know, Kingdom businesses are often God’s means of establishing his Covenant promises here on Earth. It seems that our Father honestly believes that money in the right hands is a good thing. And here right there in Deuteronomy 18, he says, Man, remember where this comes from when I give it to you, but I am going to give your hand the power to get well. The amplified Bible unpacks the nature of faith a little further in its expansion of the original languages in Hebrews Eleven. Yet it’s packed with nutrition for aspiring entrepreneurs.
This Hebrews Eleven chapter, and in the Amplified we read that faith perceives as real fact what is not yet revealed to the senses. And so the faithful preneur sees something is absolutely real, perceives genuine value before the fact the value we bring to the marketplace exists way before it hits the virtual shelves. It exists within our heart. Furthermore, the amplified in Hebrews 11:3 says, by faith, we understand that the worlds were framed, fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose by the word of God.
So that what we Lee was not made of things which are visible.
Now God may frame worlds and galaxies and universes. Our face framing exists on a somewhat less epic level, potentially, but it’s nevertheless still very, very remarkable. We frame products, publication services, ideas, ideologies, revolutionary platforms, endlessly creative inventions, and faith gives definition to these ideas and brings them into focus. That’s really what a frame does. It gives definition to a picture, and when we come, we can have hopes and dreams in our heart.
But faith actually gives boundaries and definition to those hopes so we can put our hand to work, to see them come to pass. Faith is like the hand that takes the raw material and shapes it into value that previously did not even exist. It resides in the heart and X, and its exercise produces seemingly from nothing, you know, but it’s not really nothing. Faith is a substance were told. Look around you.
Everything that you see was once no more than an idea, a vision living hidden in someone’s heart. And the entrepreneurial call is one that calls us to venture beyond the world of just hopeful ideas and take some risks, you know, not risks as in gambling. But faithfilled endeavours designed to give definition to the dreams we carry and that we believe will benefit other people. Now, does that guarantee were always going to succeed? I mean, honestly, I wish I could say yes, but even in the tumbling forward, at times, we are growing and learning toward our ultimate winds.
You have hopes that you carry. Maybe it’s a book that you’re pregnant with. Maybe a new business aimed to aid aid people in their finances. It could be a screenplay or an online service for struggling families. It could be a revolutionary educational toy, a painting or a poem.
Whatever the scope, the substance of these ideas will come into view when we exercise our faith to make them real in a skin and heart in the game moves a man from merely existing into the joy of fulfilment and flourishing in their chosen field of favour. And faith not only provides the substance for these enterprises and these adventures, it also provides a shield. Were told to carry the shield of faith. Now the reason we need to carry a shield of faith is this is it’s not for the faint hearted.
Let’s face it, you know, but that shield will protect your heart against whatever resistance you face.
Once you’ve chosen to step out and take this entrepreneurial journey, you know, the life of faithful preneurship is not weak or easy. Yeah, it’s one that requires full focus in one direction over a period of time and set back your face. Setbacks and bumps in the road. Sometimes even mountains will present themselves mocking your audacious presumption. Failed ventures may even be the very stones that pave your way to ultimate success.
But do you? One beloved God is faithful and I like Abraham, be fully persuaded that what God has promised. He is also able to perform in our generation carrying Kingdom purpose. We are encouraged to imitate those who, through faith and patience, inherited the promises. Hebrews six verse twelve.
You carry promises, hopes, dreams and entrepreneurial desires in your heart and faith, playing a key role in your enterprise, closely coupled with its power. Twin patience will take you over. Yeah, success most often takes time. Entrepreneurial success is carried on honest shoulders of character. Stalwart character character is often built through adversity.
And so this is why I think in the when we begin to move into these realms, patients is so essential. Taken together your ability to envision value and then patiently make it tangible will be life changing. And I just encourage you to allow the Holy Ghost to continue to lead you today toward your God given entrepreneurial goals. Well, thanks for listening. Hopefully, it’s been an encouragement to you today.
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