How can I get my business into God’s Business?

business kingdom business rep repurposing business May 07, 2024

Dennis Peacock used to ask people, “Who wants God in their business?” and many people would reply that they did. But he pointed out that this is the wrong question: the real question is, “Who wants to be in God's business?” Not only is this a better question, but it forces us to understand what God's business is, and what he is busy doing in the world right now.


In John chapter 15, Jesus promises that we can ask whatever we want and our Father in heaven will give it to us. But there is a prerequisite for asking such questions and it is this: we must understand our Father's business. “I no longer call you servants because a servant does not understand the Master’s business. But everything that the Father has revealed to me I have revealed to you...” The verse about giving us what we ask for follows this presumptive statement that we understand and are living in the Father's business. In his own words… I am not making this up:


I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.


At The Institute, we developed The 10-P Model® and used it to get an understanding of the drivers of business impact. One day I felt that God was challenging me to profile his business. I took the 10-P Profile form and wrote down what God’s business looks like. (If you could go to heaven for half an hour and interview God about his business, what would you conclude?) Once you know what God's business looks like then it's easier for us to contemplate getting our business into his business instead of just asking him to tell us what to do then bless our plans and make us profitable.


Business is ministry; work is worship; all are commanded to work; most are called to the marketplace. These are basics. Jesus says, in effect, “If you don’t get my Dad’s business you are not my friend.” Once we grasp His business we will strive to get our business into his business.


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