2020 is about levelling up in every area; relationships, finance, hustle, family…you mention. And this is how to be a badass prayer warrior…I said this phrase will be my mantra throughout this year, and I am following through on my word. If you want to know how I got to adopt it, read this post: positive affirmations to speak into your year. We are not letting that schmoney get away from us this year.
In the above-linked article, I did highlight some of the things we needed to let go off in this decade. And I mentioned that becoming a “badass prayer warrior” is attractive some. To achieve this, I have decided to be mindful about committing everything about me into God’s hands. John 15:5 says: “…for without Me, you can do nothing(message)” and Exodus 33:15: “if your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. For how then can it be known that Your people and I have found favour in your sight unless you go with us? How else will we be distinguished from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
If God is not innit, how else can we be distinguished?
What are our hustle goals this year, Sis?
If lasting and not fleeting successes is what you seek, it can only be found in his word.
These are the scriptures to key into for your hustle, and by your “hustle” I mean any legit work that gets the bills cleared.
- What’s your Gift, sis?
Exodus 35:35: “He has filled them with the skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers”.
All that pertains to life and godliness… everything you need to excel in your business has been given to you. If you don’t know it yet, what it is that you are graced with the ability to do, you can always ask him for direction. One major pointer is finding what you love to do? Also, this scripture is not for entrepreneurs only. You can be working 9-5 and key into this word- you excel at your job because you have the skills you need.
2. Deal honestly
Psalm 112:5: “It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.”
Leviticus 19:13: “You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning.”
Jeremiah 22:13: “Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages.”
You can’t expect to succeed in your career if you deal treacherously as an entrepreneur, and as a hired staff. Wherever you find yourself, remember who you are. Duping your boss, being dishonest, playing truancy, treating customers unjustly, is what the world calls smart, but that is not the way to receive lasting success.
Are you in the habit of making people work for you, and not remitting their wage? The Good book has a lot…a whole lot to say on this. 1 Timothy 5:18: ” you shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.”
I wouldn’t want to cross God on this one, and so, neither should you. It’s not a weakness to call your employees together and tell them to bear with you if things have gone a bit tough, but if nothing is wrong with the business finance, and you decide to withhold their wages for your own selfish purposes, you may want to peep those scriptures again.
3. What are your plans?
Proverbs 16:3: “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.”
Proverbs 16:9: “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”
The first thing is to identify the gift you have. The next thing is to find out what needs your gift ought to meet in the life of humanity. What is your purpose? What is the vision? When in doubt, ask him. Message(the lord directs our path in the way that we should go). Find out from him what you should be doing. The entire plan won’t be clear, but he will definitely show you snippets per time.
4 Put in the work
Proverbs 10:4: “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”
Proverbs 22:13: “The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets.”
Ecclesiastes 9:10: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.”
Proverbs 22:29: “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”
The bible is in support of hard work, the slothful says there is a lion in the street-see this post on procrastination. What duty has been placed in your hands that you are handling casually, waiting till you are in the mood before you get down to work? Make conscious efforts to restructure your work ethic. Have plans. Set goals and work at them. Let no imposter syndrome steal your shine.
5. Starting small can be frustrating but
Do not despise the days of little beginnings – proverbs 5:24(message). This scripture is there purposely to encourage you when you are just starting out; a new job, a new business, a new project. I know how discouraging it can be when you look at the metrics of that new project. Cheer up. These are the scriptures to key into as an entrepreneur. There are seedtime and harvest. Be patient to let that business or idea blossom. Don’t try to rush things by going through backdoors.
Proverbs 13:11: “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”
Any scripture you want to add that will fuel our hustle? Tell us in the comments! We are here for ’em.
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