There are several posts on this website about the definition of a company vision and elements that go into developing one. A question on my mind recently is how to develop a vision for a company that is honoring to the Lord. Here’s a couple of thoughts that came to me based on scripture reading and prayer.
How do we build companies so that they are consistent with the designs of God for our lives?
In general, we humans are much more attuned to this world and its norms, customs and culture, so we end up building our businesses based on them, not on God’s designs.
For example, take the food industry. We use seed that have been genetically modified, grown on factory-farms prevalent with pesticides, transported thousands of miles, which is resource intensive, further modified and processed in plants, and packaged in material, much of which does not get recycled but ends up in landfills. This industrialized system has evolved since the 1940′s to give us most of our food that we eat today. It is largely unsustainable given the resources it consumes. Do we think this is in keeping with God’s design for how we get our food? I don’t think so.
Think of your industry. From scriptural study and prayer, what do you think is He telling you about the designs for how business is done in your industry. What is His vision for your company that is in keeping with His designs for how business should be done in your industry?
How do we adjust our business to God’s standard rather than adjusting God’s standard to our business.
I have found that if I do not stay consistent in my reading and study of scripture, I end up compromising God’s standards for how I should live my life and run my businesses and I don’t even realize it. It is very easy to drift and allow this world to distract us from God’s standards. .
Think of your industry. From scriptural study and prayer, what would be God’s standard for how business should be done in your industry? What is His vision for your company that is in keeping with His standards for how business should be done?
What is God’s view of leadership and greatness versus the world’s view of leadership and greatness?
Think of your industry. From scriptural study and prayer, what do you think is His vision for your company is that is in keeping with His view of leadership and greatness?