Homeschooling Entrepreneurship with a Biblical Mindset
When I was first considering starting a website, I came across the following paragraph and wanted to share it here. I don't know who wrote it or even where I printed it from. But I printed it out, laminated it and refer back to it often. I hope you'll be encouraged with the following:
"Painted across the canvas of every occupation, task and job, you will see the reflection of Jesus sprinkled throughout. No matter what we do or how big or small it seems - Jesus is waiting to reveal Himself to us - all we have to do is open the eyes of our hearts and the ears of our understanding, and listen to the whisper of the Holy Spirit as He points to the reflection of Jesus within our craft."
If you are homeschooling your children, you may find that one parent elects to stay home in order to have the time necessary to properly educate their child in their academic coursework, their spiritual upbringing and tend to household responsibilities, or you may be a single mom. Unfortunately, in a world of economic turmoil and complications such as inflation, it may prove to be exceptionally challenging financial-wise to lose an income within a household in order to engage in homeschooling. This is why so many parents that choose this educational route elect to dabble in homeschooling entrepreneurship. However, in order to achieve success in this endeavor, you must engage in teaching entrepreneurship with a biblical mindset. In this guide, you will be provided with some tips on this concept.
The Origin of Work
The beginning of all work originates in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Right from the beginning of the book, God is working on the creation of the world. For six days, he created all that we know. On the seventh day, he rests. If you are interested in teaching entrepreneurship, the first step is knowing that honest, legitimate work is considered to be a Godly activity. As stated in Ephesians 4:28: “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” That is not to say that you are a thief – not by any means. It simply means that when you pursue teaching entrepreneurship, you should ensure that you are using your own capabilities in order to perform honest work. The work that you should do should not just provide you with enough to handle your needs and desires, but it should also provide you with enough that you may assist those that are less fortunate. This is the origin of true work, of true homeschooling entrepreneurship with a biblical mindset.
When working on teaching entrepreneurship, it is important to ensure that you work in such a way
that you will be able to view the results of your labor in a positive manner.
In the Bible, when God observed the fruits that he produced as a result of his
labor, he was satisfied and referred to it as being “very good”. In doing the
best job possible, he produced the highest-quality results. This is the next
step to homeschooling entrepreneurship with a biblical mindset. You
should always ensure that you are working at your highest level of
productivity, in whatever you choose to do that is considered to be Godly work.
In doing so, you will experience the rewards that God wants you to experience
and the honor that comes from your work. God expects our best. It does not
matter if it pertains to our thoughts, our actions, or how we work…we should
make a personal commitment to ensure that we give our best to the work that we
elect to complete. In doing so, we are displaying the basics of homeschooling entrepreneurship
with a biblical mindset.
We all have certain “fruits” when it comes
to who we are as individuals. These fruits include our general character. It
includes what motivates us, what inspires us, our skill sets, our abilities,
and the traits associated with our personalities. When striving for homeschooling entrepreneurship
with a biblical mindset, it is important to understand that the work that we
perform reveals who we truly are. In addition to this, it reflects God within
each of us. Regardless of what type of job that you have, you should strive to
ensure that you are representing God. You should represent his righteousness, a
high level of faithfulness and his overall level of excellence. Jesus has a
parable in Matthew 7:15-20 where he expounds on the fact that bad trees will
produce fruit that is bad. Good trees will produce fruit that is good. If you
want to excel in homeschooling entrepreneurship with a biblical mindset, it is
imperative that you elect to bear fruits of a positive nature. Not only is this
a positive reflection on yourself, but it represents the Lord, your God.
I've located a book relating to entrepreneurship and serving God that may be of interest to you. The book is called "The Boy Who Never Lost a Chance" and is available at Lamplighter. I wanted to share this email I received about the book:
"Roger Read has learned from his grandfather never to miss a "chance." His hard work, honesty, and diligence are richly rewarded. But having become self-absorbed in his own pursuits, Roger finally realizes something is missing in his life, and he can't seem to find it--until his true friend Jack Sparling helps him to see the best "chance" of all! If you want to inspire your children with an entrepreneurial spirit, balanced with service for God, this is a must-read!"
I have ordered the book, and we'll be reading it in our homeschool. I can say without a doubt, as both a purchaser and affiliate, that Lamplighter's Books are top notch and do build character. If you would like to order "The Boy Who Never Losta Chance" or any other Lamplighter book, just click on the link below:
We have finished reading "The Boy Who Never Lost A Chance", and you can read my review here.
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A Favorite Bible Verse: "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6