Which of these words best describes you?
Entre-pre-neur; Persons who see need, and/or opportunities in the market and find way to meet an fill those needs and opportunities in a profitable way, and take the risk to do it.
Intra-pre-neur; Person within an organisation who is given the freedom and resources to initiate projects, business ventures etc.
Business person; Someone undertaking activities (commercial or industrial) for the purpose of generating cash flow, sales, and revenue utilizing a combination of human, financial, intellectual and physical capital with a view to fueling economic development and growth.
Maybe you don’t fit any of these categories.. no matter.. this is an interesting dicussion about how God views creativitiy however it comes about.
To Create is Divine;
Christians have a somewhat schizophrenic view of Entrepreneurs (Intrapreneurs and Business people also). They are viewed as something of a necessary evil; recognized by their value to some extent, but also viewed with skepticism and distrust, especially those who become wealthy.
This view stems from an incomplete understanding of what entrepreneurs do, how they function, and the role they play in God’s order.
Entrepreneurs are vital to fulfilling God’s purpose. They are creative people who provide people with a way of serving others, which diplays a divine characterisitc
Entrepreneurial activity is not restricted to commercial activity.Properly understood entrepreneurship is a special
kind of stewardship, something to which we have all been called.
To Create is a Calling;
Besides our God-given instinct to create, we are also called to create; it is a duty. While each person is gifted in certain ways to perform certain work, we, as a race and as individuals, are called by him to be creative in whatever task He has for us.
An Entrepreneur is an agent of change
Entrepreneurship is the process of discovering new
ways of combining resources.
Michael Angelo supposedly said ” I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”
Creativity is God’s gift to us. He has provided all we need to serve each other and provide for our needs. Today we celebrate all of you Entrepreneurial (creative business people) who are daily working to bring change for good and for God, either in your own business or somebody else’s, in the classroom, hospital, workshop, laboratory, home, or elsewhere) YOUR calling is DIVINE!
Genesis 1:28 ” And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth using all these vast resources in the service of God and man.”