The Source of the Steps
As a Kingdom entrepreneur, you have freedom of thought and free will to make plans for your business, but the answer (the reply and the success) lies in God’s response to those plans. Write down the business plan, map out the sales and marketing strategy, research the new product and services ideas you’re considering, and look at that potential future office space-you are free to make those plans! However, God can (and often does) guide, change, and redirect them, so it’s important to have an ear to hear and be flexible. Remember that He is the source of your earthly and eternal success. It may sound unusual (it is!), but ask God: “What do you think about these plans?” or “What’s your heart concerning this?”
Partnering with God in your business means that you commit (transfer the burdens of) your business activities to the Lord and trust Him with them. When you do that, the Bible says that your thoughts (intention, imagination, and plans) will be established (or fixed, ordained, and perfected) by God. You will have the mind of Christ and be in alignment with His will and heart for your business – there’s no better place to be!
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.Proverbs 16:1-3
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.Proverbs 16:9