Running a Faith Based Business isn’t an easy thing to do. I’ve been a Christian for over thirty years and our business is based on our Christian values fueled by prayer. We would like other business owners who share in running a business by faith to unite together and stand strong in our world today. We stand amazed at what God has done in our lives through our Christian ran business and we feel a great desire to encourage other Believers.
We put our full trust in God when we began our business, Apostle Internet Radio, over 7 years ago. When we first started out in the business arena of Internet Radio, 12 years ago, we were yolked to worldly based people who did not believe that a Christian Radio Station could survive and make money in the world we live in. After much stress and the near loss of our business, we closed the book on our original stations (mainly secular stations) and branched out on our own to the calling the Lord had given us 5 years before.
Apostle Radio was a vision from God. In pure faith, we started our company on a shoestring and a prayer. The struggles we faced – lack of knowledge of Internet Marketing, Fear of the unknown, Bad Reputation of the world wide web, and the fight of change, were stressful and sometimes very defeating. The only place we had to turn was to God, the one who directed us to this new and challenging venture.
There were times when I personally was ready to give up, walk away and not look back! These were the times when I had not put my full faith in God and the vision He had bestowed upon us.
How do you over come? Prayer!!!
I would pray a hundred times a day, lol that’s what it seemed like, asking God “what I was doing wrong” “why couldn’t people understand” “how are we going to survive” and then I would start the day over again, experiencing the same thing.
Then one day it came to me… God placed me in this position to learn what the meaning of “Total Faith in God” really meant. It’s easy to say “I trust God” but when it came to finances and paying bills, well…I felt like I had to do it on my own since my prayers weren’t being answered fast enough to keep the phone and electricity on. So when God asked me “do you have Faith in Me” I realized that He was talking about unconditional, unquestionable, total trust and faith that He would take care of me in all aspects of my life.
Once that sank in …. (about 3 months of struggling) I said ok… I am throwing you the reigns to my life, my finances, my business, the whole works. I no longer want this stress and struggle in my life. 7 years later we are still here, still putting the Word of God out on our Internet Radio Station, Apostle Radio and we are maintaining our home, office and some fun time by the Grace of God and the Faith we have in Him.
We don’t worry how our bills will be paid, God always provides. We don’t stress over who our next client will be, God always provides. We don’t fight the lack of knowledge or the fear of the Internet, God has allowed technology to catch up to us, and we no longer struggle with who we are, God has marketed and branded us to the world by giving us the knowledge to teach others, the building of trust to dispel the fears, and the longevity in business to prove that “the Internet is not just a passing phase”.
You must have Faith in every aspect of your life to find the success you desire. God does fill our desires and flourishes our needs. And God will bless you abundantly when you Walk by Faith in Life and in Business.
So why do we Market by Faith? My question to you… is there any other way? 🙂
I would love to hear your success stories.
It’s time for some God Sized Dreams to be brought to fruition and that can only happen when a believer makes God part of every decision.