Why You Must Have a Vision to Succeed in Business
As a christian entrepreneur you should have a vision for your business – one that is inspired from God. A vision gives you direction and clarity of purpose. It gives you a clear guide about the future aspirations of the business. The vision should be written down and embodied in a vision statement. A well written vision statement should be simple, clear and inspire all who are involved in the business to run with it. It should form an image of the future that you seek to create. The bible says “Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.” (Habakkuk 2:2 AMP).
A clear vision helps you set short term and long term goals. It also helps you to maintain the right confessions and keep focused during challenges;“For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.“ (Habakkuk 2:3 AMP)
You can take inspiration from successful christian entrepreneurs who dared to dream big and who understood the importance of being a visionary. Even if you are not very skilled in a particular field, if God gives you a vision to pursue, He can also bring the necessary people who will be able to help you accomplish that vision.
Alongside a vision statement, you should also have a mission statement. Basically, this is a short, written declaration that describes the purpose, values and objectives of the business. It encapsulates the strategy for how the vision will be accomplished. It may be necessary to review the mission statement periodically, or when goals are achieved, to ensure that it still accurately meet the needs of the business.
If you do not have a vision, sow a financial seed and pray for God’s guidance in this area. Ask God to give you ideas and open doors of opportunity for you in your business.
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