I have talked a lot about partnering with God in life and business. In so doing, I have realized a lot of people do not fully understand what it means to do this or how to go about partnering with God. Or if they do understand it, they want to expand and go deeper with walking it out in life and business.
Through this article, I hope to shed some light and provide some insight on what the Holy Spirit has taught me about partnering with God, what that looks like and how to activate it in your daily life.
To do that, let’s first look at what partnership actually means.
What Is A Partner?
A partner, in the simplest form is a person who you share relationship with in life or business. Think of your spouse as your partner in marriage, or your friends as partners in life, or your co-workers as partners in a shared mission, project, or task for your employer.
In business, you can also have a partner, and in business this partner shares both the responsibility for the company’s service, liabilities, and responsibilities, as well as the benefits of the company’s assets, outcomes, and profits.
When you have a partner, you are not on your own. You have someone to bounce ideas off of, to share the load with, to help support and strengthen you in the struggles and also to share the celebrations with.
It’s nice to have human partners and human companions, but having God as a partner is a higher level of walking in partnership. I know when I decided to partner with God in my life and business, things became infinitely more clear, fun, and successful.
God’s First Human Partner
To understand partnership with God, let’s look at God’s first human partner, Adam. When God created Adam, he created him in his own image so that he could rule and reign over earth and all of creation.
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.Theywill reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” Genesis 1:26 NLT
The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. Genesis 2:15 NLT
God created humans to be like him. God is a visionary, a creator, one who speaks with authority, and who manifests his dreams (vision). He is a ruler and reigns over the entire universe!
This sounds like an entrepreneurial spirit to me!
We were created to have dreams and see them come about, to have vision and build that vision out. We were created to speak with authority and see our dreams (or vision) come to pass. We were created to rule and reign. We were created to tend to the things God entrusts to us, to cultivate and multiply (grow, prosper, bear fruit) them.
What is Partnership with God?
God created his first human partner on earth when he created Adam. We are created in that same likeness and image of God that Adam was created in. God desires for us to partner with him, it is the reason we were created!
If God created humanity to reign and rule over all matters in the earth, then God created us to be his partners too!
As God’s partners, created in his image—we have the ability within us to create something, to envision (or dream) of new things, and pull them from our imagination into reality with our words and actions. We have the ability to have authority in a particular area that God has called us to influence.
As God’s partners we not only share in the responsibility but we share in the benefits (prosperity) of the work of our hands.
We have the ability to sit at the creative table of God over our lives, our work, our families, and our business.
We have the ability to speak into and provide input and to listen to what God is saying to us. We have access to His greater wisdom and insight for matters related to life and business.
We have the partnership advantage, when we partner with God.
How Can You Partner with God?
If you want to know more about how you can partner with God in your life, and what that looks like from a biblical perspective, then I will be speaking in greater detail about this on my video podcast, Inspire with Fire, this week.
Dr. Krista Abbott is an Internet revivalist, author, speaker, creator, and coach spreading a message of love and hope. She is passionate about helping people discover and fulfill their purpose in life while equipping them with the resources they need to realize success.
Dr. Krista Abbott is an Internet revivalist, author, speaker, creator, and coach spreading a message of love and hope. She is passionate about helping people discover and fulfill their purpose in life while equipping them with the resources they need to realize success. Through her business, Krista serves multiple international clients in the areas of publishing, writing, product development, social media management, internet marketing, and leadership training, as well as business and life coaching.
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