3 Shocking Costs Of Business And Career Breakthroughs

3 shocking costs of business and career breakthroughs

Spiritual cost. Most business men believe that spirituality should be separated from business. This is where they all missed it. Spirituality is key to a thriving business. Because you need to be led by the Holy Spirit to make the right business decisions. Sadly, many people make big decisions in life without hearing from God. Lack of divine directions are the reasons for our poor decisions.

I read a story of a business man who was sold out to the things of God, he was led by God to purchase some land properties which he did, after some period of time, it was discovered that there was gold on the land. He is now swimming in an ocean of supernatural wealth.

Righteousness. The master key to business breakthrough because it opens doors to divine directions. Job was a perfect and upright man who hated evil and love good (God and devil testified), as a result, he had the largest business of his time (Job.1).

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon (Psalm.92:12).

Because. (there is always a “because” for all our breakthroughs to be released). Because Job was a righteous man, the secret of God was upon his tabernacle as he was in the days of his youth (Job.29:4). The scripture also says, the secret of God is with them that fear him (Psalm.25:14).

Intellectual cost. Lack of intellectual property is the reason for our poverty. Knowledge is the master key to sustainable empowerment. Nothing empowers like knowledge (Prayer empowers but cannot empower above knowledge. The prayer you need to pray is that God should show you the materials to study). Knowledge Is the key to freedom. Where knowledge reigns mountain trembles. The truth is that: my people (God’s people) are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea.4:6).

Capacity and character. We live in a society where there is a gross deficiency of capacity. You’re are employable because of two major reasons: 1) capacity 2) character. The two are mutually exclusive. If you have capacity without character, you might get the job but very soon you’d be fired; if you have character without capacity, you may likely not get the job because character alone can’t do the job.

Until you build capacity and character, your chances of getting a sustainable employment are very slim (training up is your way up). Christianity has equipped you with solid character enough, thank God for that but without capacity, character alone will fail.

Physical cost. Many people erroneously believe that it takes money to make a success in business. While money is useful, your energy is needed more than anything else. Serving God guarantees strength, vitality and health which are useful for building a vibrant and thriving business. Money is good for business but without spiritual, intellectual and physical capacities, finance is futile and impotent on its own.

There are many people running businesses with a huge amount of capital but have never read a single book about the business and how to manage their finances or even attend seminars. That is the reason for their business failures not because of lack of funds but poor management of self, time, energy and resources – as a result of intellectual bankruptcy.

Discipline. The subject discipline is very vital in every field of endeavour. It simply means doing what it takes or demands to complete a given task. Not how convenient the task is but by going extra miles to accomplish the task. No matter how small is what you’re doing right now, if you can pay more attention to it, you’d be surprised that God would turn it into something big.

A business man who hanged a TV box on his office wall, watching BBC and Aljazeera instead of focusing on his business will eventually fail due to lack of focus. Same also applies to a business person who is constantly distracted by checking his/her social media outlets notifications and emails at the expense of his primary business.

Brethren, in summary, the three shocking costs of business and career breakthroughs are:

  • Spiritual cost: righteousness is the master key to business breakthrough and there is always a ‘because’ for the release of our breakthroughs.
  • Intellectual cost: capacity and character are what you need to be gainfully employed and have a successful career.
  • Physical cost: discipline is needed to thrive in our business and career.

Life Is A Business

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Life is a business (you are either making profits or recording losses). It demands a serious approach to any quest in life to arrive at a glorious result. A business approach to life will always result in an enviable future. At the age of 12, Jesus already knew where He was going. At a point they wanted to make Him a king, He fled to the mountain because that was not where He belongs (See John 6:15).

If you don’t know where you are going, anywhere may look like it. You need to focus to make the most of life. Those who go through many roads may never arrive at their destination. Focus is a principal requirement for an enviable tomorrow.

Serving God is a must (It’s a big-time business!). Jesus said I must be about my father’s business. Until serving God becomes a must your breakthrough testimony is out of view. Those who approach God’s service casually ended up as casualties. Christianity is not a passive religion. Christianity is not a religion; it’s the manifestation of God’s power in the lives of His people.

Knowledge is a fundamental requirement for a glorious future. It’s your know-how about any venture in life that sets the pace for a successful adventure. Eduction gives you a certificate while self-development gives you a future. Michael Faraday did not have the kind of education you have today, yet he was an inventor and a preacher by his commitment to self-development. Don’t approach any venture in life with common sense. A common approach will lead to a common result. There is an organizational structure that will help you to secure your future.

In Africa, we celebrate certificates while in developed nations, they celebrate discoveries. If you stop learning after graduation, you will degenerate. You need current working knowledge to resolve the current situation. Learning is a lifetime adventure. Pick learners are those that have learned how to learn. They are self-motivated and don’t need marks as a motivation to learn.

Information is the vehicle that drives vision. To be informed is to be transformed; to be uninformed as to be deformed – Bishop Oyedepo

Knowledge is the key to dominion. Lack of intellectual property is the reason for your poverty – Bishop Oyedepo

Parents, don’t keep your children (sons and daughters) at home after graduation. The eaglets cannot become eagles while they are still in your nests. Allow them to go out and find a purpose for their life. Don’t make them sit on your laps and baby feed them when they’ve become adults. No matter the quality of education that you give to your children, if they are not spiritual, you’ve lost them. Spirituality simply means scripturality’ (living according to the dictates of the scripture).

Jesus is the sure foundation to anything that requires building. Business is built; marriage is built. Many people do say: “we build this business;” “we build this marriage.” Jesus is the only sure, solid and reliable foundation where anything worth building can be built. Every skyscraper you see doesn’t have the same foundation as bungalows. The quality of the foundation determines the magnitude of what you will build upon.

When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm.11:3)

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Creation is a product of strategic planning. God did not look for water after creating fish. The process was logical and sequential. Our God is a God of order. Do you want to supernaturally succeed in your business endeavor? Let your business system be a tithing system (Abraham paid a corporate tithe; see Hebrews 7:2); let it be a righteous driven system. Stop cheating people; stop selling fake products.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon (Psalm.92:12).

Health is wealth. Righteousness facilitates health and health lead to exploits.

They that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits (Daniel.11:32).

Serving God is the greatest asset of mankind. You can’t serve God and be sicked; you can’t serve and be poor; you can’t serve God and be barren; you can’t serve God and die young. Appearing in Zion (church) facilitates strength and strength indicates longevity. No business guru on earth (dead or alive) can offer you these supernatural packages.

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. (Psalm.84:7)

If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. (Job.36:11)

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill. (Exodus.23:25-26)

Friend, life is a choice. You are responsible for the outcome of your life. This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. (Deut.30:19) Your choice determines your lot in life. The ball is in your court. If you give your life a chance, you don’t have a chance.

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