Recognizing the Rightful Owner of the Business

Who really owns your business? Who do you think really owns your business? A foundational principle for a Christian entrepreneur is that God is the REAL Owner of the business. The stock certificates may have your name on them, but they’re really held in trust for the Owner.

Wise men seek truth, and the first truth about all things is that God created them. Our lives, abilities, wealth and opportunities are ultimately given to us by the Creator. The most reasonable thing we can do is acknowledge His Lordship over our lives and businesses with thanksgiving, and seek to let Him work through us to accomplish His purposes.

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him” (Psalm 24:1, NLT).

Do you acknowledge God as the rightful Owner of your business? If not, ask Him to help you see that truth and act on it. If you do, how often do you thank Him for that tremendous opportunity?

How do your business strategies reflect God’s ownership? Are you confident you’re fulfilling His unique purposes for the business?

Are you at least as committed to fulfilling God’s purposes for His business as you would want your trustee to be in executing your estate according to your desires?

“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2, NIV).