Scriptural Principle of Love in Business
Have you met an entrepreneur who’s patient, kind, and humble? How about noticing how they conduct their business where you can visually see their vibrant character and their optimism?
In the scriptures, LOVE is defined and can be found in First Corinthians chapter 13 verses 4 to 7 (1 Cor 13:4-7 NASB). “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Aren’t these the qualities we look for in people we want to work with? LOVE is such an essential part of any relationship. Plenty characterics are listed above, but we’ll just pick a few to see how we can cultivate and apply them in our daily lives.
Love is not jealous. As entrepreneurs, we are exposed to many very successful individuals who have something to show for. These exposures come in many shapes and forms like luxury items, beautiful life partners, super smarts, lots of social reach, and more!
How do we avoid jealousy? Love rejoices with the truth! We can simply see and accept “what is.” We can view it as the reality of actions that these people took in order to get what they have and decisions they made to be where they are. It really boils down to this quote, “If they can, I can, too!”
Love is not provoked. When we feel or get attacked by our colleagues, competitors, and customers, a likely possible response is to react in the same manner. Love is kind! We can first seek to understand the person or situation and find the problem to search out its solution. Most issues stem from miscommunication, so the best way is to cultivate relationships where openly transparent dialogue is the norm.
Love endures all things. The entrepreneurship journey is such a rollercoaster of emotions and results. It is really our passion, our desire, and our love of what we do that keeps us grounded and holds us together. It is the power of love that we openly and willingly accept and bear everything; positive or negative. A perfect quote comes to mind that clearly shows our attitude toward this lifestyle, “Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it.”
Love is a beautiful thing and something we don’t mind getting more of. May we exercise LOVE in all things.
Jennifer Meim is a Graphic Designer who works with Entrepreneurs to transfer their vision into fruition. Jennifer has a natural gift of being in tuned with her clients to understand and to see their vision. For at least a decade, Jennifer have supported and worked closely with founders and CEOs to launch their ideas from table talks to tangibles. Jennifer is a self-taught designer, and continuously strive to learn especially with new technologies. Her creative soul and genuine love for people makes her one of the most approachable, dependable, and trustworthy designers in San Diego.