This week we continue our exploration of the power of your words by looking at the power of your words on the mountain of business. The mountain of business is the place where transactions are made. It is the place where people “occupy until he comes (Luke 19:13).” As people occupy their place upon the mountain of business, in whatever capacity that may be, it is imperative to keep in mind that there is power in our words.
In business, it matters that we keep our promises. It is how we keep our “good name.” Even the writer of Proverbs 22 was of the understanding that a good name is more desirable to be had than riches. Your name is your credit and is priceless when you honor others by being one who keeps his word. It’s why we are encouraged to let our “yes be yes and our no be no (Matthew 5:37).”
In business there are contracts that bind us to our words. They are designed in such a way that we are reminded that when we uphold our end of an agreement, the fulfillment on the other side is beneficial for all parties involved. Yet, when we fail to uphold our end, it is not just us who loses, it is everyone involved. The power of our words in business is the means by which we can reflect God’s covenant agreement with His creation. He never breaks His end of the agreement. As Christians, we can show forth glory when we honor our agreements with others.
One of the most powerful things that exists in a business is its mission and vision statement. In these statements are the foundational promises of what the owner/creator had in mind as a promise of how they intend to make an impact on the community. Businesses have a great ability to shape a nation by creatively conceiving and manifesting the abundance of God through work, envisioning city growth and maximizing potential of the available resources. When vision is cast and written, it can plainly be seen by those who are a part of that business. They commit their word to see it through by working in tandem with that vision to sit it to fruition.
When God’s people, on the mountain of business imagine greatness and speak that vision, the power of their words give an earthly example of the beginning process of creation as God Himself created the heavens and the earth. When God’s people, with integrity cast a vision, encourage those who labor among them, and empower them with every resource to bring that vision to pass, they are bringing glory to God through it all.
In business, words have weight and hold value. These are the days in which God is raising up many to take their place upon the mountain of business to restore integrity to it. Part of that integrity is rooted in ethical decision making in how employees are treated, how the communities where they operate make use of the resources, and abide by laws rather than seeking to unrighteously exploit them.
Let your words hold the power they have been designed to possess by speaking with integrity, honoring the promises made and keeping them. Let the words of vision inspire a community to build and grow and multiply, even as God called us to. Seek to bring glory to the mountain of business by recognizing the power of your words.
QUESTION: In what ways do you see your words having an impact on the mountain of business?
Brian Taylor is the proud husband of Nia Taylor and father to three wonderful children. Now residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia and with his passion for life and a firm faith in God, he seeks to use every medium available to speak destiny into the lives of others. With several books in the works dealing with marriage, the Church, Sickle Cell and love, he hopes to encourage, inspire, and uplift people everywhere. For more information you can go to his blog A Preacha’s Kid.
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