I have been a business person for years. I enjoy creating and helping others in business start-ups. However, there seems to be a sense of urgency in this season. The Lord wants to pour out His Spirit on you to create, invent, help others, and advance the Kingdom with the wealth He will distribute.
He says, in His word, that He will pour out His Spirit on all flesh (Acts 2:17). This speaks of prophesying and dreams in this particular scripture, but He can and will speak to us in other ways too. When we seek the Holy Spirit, He will provide us the instructions and blueprints for success. He will pour out His Spirit of wisdom, counsel, understanding, knowledge and might (Isaiah 11:2).
I remember years ago being jealous of a businessman who started a ministry and purchased a house to run the ministry. I thought, “Lord, I’ve been waiting for a ministry building, and this man gets it before me.” The Lord responded with, “Kathy, anyone can make anything happen, but it does not mean it is led by my Spirit and has my hand of blessing on it.” One year later, the man closed it down. As I write, I am reminded of another instance where a businessman wanted me to co-labor with him to be a paid intercessor for his company. I prayed about it, and although it would appear to be a good business venture, the Holy Spirit told me no. I was obedient and listened to the voice of the Lord. A few years later, this same person was arrested and taken to prison for stealing from his clients. In both cases, the people weren’t led by the Lord, and their business failed.
We are to seek the Holy Spirit at all times. It is one of the reasons I am passionate about my new book, Prophetic Spiritual Warfare ~ Partnering with the Holy Spirit to Manifest Your Destiny. The Holy Spirit will talk to us, instruct us and give us divine plans. The Bible tells us in Habakkuk 2:2, “to write the vision and it shall come to pass.” We need to write the vision with the Holy Spirit leading the way to use our natural knowledge, insight, and ability. Still, we should always partner with the Holy Spirit and His prophetic revelation into our natural gifts, talents and wisdom God has given us.
Just because you come up with a business idea, it doesn’t mean it is for you or for that season of your life. There is an element of prayer, time and process that we need to seek the Holy Spirit on to manifest His perfect will for our lives.
The Lord is speaking about entrepreneurship. I believe He is raising Kingdom citizens with financial success for the next stage of life. The question is are you going to be obedient and disciplined and get into prayer and discover what He has for you and then walk it out with all diligence. Great is your reward for seeking Him and responding to the action He is calling you to take.