Christian Business Owners Have Something Better Than a Strategic Plan

Aug 30, 2012, Written by Sue Miley

I know that in my business the thing that holds me back is fear.  Fear of rejection, fear of failure, being afraid of the unknown.  Yet if I think about it, when I am afraid I am not seeking the Holy Spirit who is dwelling inside of me.

I know this because the Holy Spirit is the antidote to needing a crystal ball for the future.  We are taught in business school that we need a strategic (long-term) plan.  We need to see past tomorrow and know well in advance where we are going.

I am sure if we took a poll of CEO’s across America there would be quite a few that confessed that things didn’t go exactly according to plan.  And even a few more who had blinders on and followed the plan to the company’s demise.

We do need to be prudent and plan.  It is just good business.  However, in practice we should know that the shortest path to God’s will for our life and business is through following the Holy Spirit.  We should look to Him daily to help us make the detours or change paths as God desires.

Those not following God in their business have a strategic plan.  Christian business owners have a God vision and a God guide to be with us daily to counsel us, direct us, and provide the necessary tools (fruits of the Spirit) to keep us on God’s path.  Who do you think has “the edge”?

—-Excerpt from The Christian Business Edge

I know it is pretty obvious by now that I believe following God in our business is a huge blessing and advantage.  The myth is that we can’t be successful and put our faith first in our business.  Another myth is that stating your Christian is trying to capitalize on God and gives us a bad name.

I am not suggesting that we put our faith on display as a selling tool.  I just believe that we need to live out our faith in all aspects of our life, every day of the week, and that by doing so it is also good for business.  It is good for all of life!

I wanted to share a short excerpt from The Christian Business Edge and let you know that prices have changed!  The new price is $49.00 (Just 2 payments of $24.50) to make sure everyone can afford to purchase it.  And you get all of the FREE bonuses with it.

I have used it as a small group resource for a group of business owners and for personal use as a Christian in business.  I would love to get your feedback.

There is both a guide  ($29.50) and a workbook ($19.50).  The workbook takes you through a 6 week daily study that combines bible study and business planning!

Remember, Christians in business have something better than a strategic plan, we have the Christian Business Edge!

Reader Interactions


  1. Grace Fox says

    Great reminder of where our confidence lies. The Bible’s filled with examples where God’s strategies made no human sense. Following the Holy Spirit requires faith obedience and faith. He’s responsible for the outcome.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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