Most of us spend so much time building our businesses that we find ourselves focusing on selling more than showcasing our values. Can you relate?

We long for love, joy, kindness, and truth, but the pressure of running a business sometimes distracts us from what we know is really important. 

As an entrepreneurial businesswoman, you are in a unique position to set the tone for your business. Making your values an essential part of the products and services you deliver will help set you apart. Are you rising to the occasion?

I Cor. 13:4-7 shines a light on how we should incorporate the characteristics of Jesus into our daily lives.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

As I look in the mirror, it is easy to see work that needs to be done in my life personally and professionally. These traits don’t always shine through the way I want them to. 

Here’s my transparent inventory:

  • Patience isn’t always present because I like to make things happen…now.
  • Kindness could be improved, especially my non-verbal expressions.
  • Envy is one area I excel at because I’m always genuinely happy for others.
  • Boasting creates a delicate balance game because I like to celebrate victories with others, but I don’t want to sound braggadocious.
  • Pride is an area that I bring to God often because, candidly, it sneaks in when I least expect it.

It is clear to see that way you and I carry ourselves in life and business impacts those around us. 

This week I challenge you to think about verse 4: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Think about the way you interact with clients and team members that support you. Are you patient? Are you kind? Are you envious, boastful, or proud?

What did you uncover? And what do you plan to do about it? Hit reply and let me know. I’d love to support you in your journey. 

If you find areas to work on, be intentional, and strive to shine His light in all you do. When you do, I promise others will notice.

P.S. After you’ve evaluated how you show verse four to others, comment below and let me know what you uncover and what you plan to do. I’d love to support you!