I noticed a pattern in my thinking recently. Anytime I enter an apartment, a restaurant, or any kind of hall space, I would immediately start thinking how that place can be converted to a church. I would start looking at the seating capacity, where the pulpit would be located and stuff like that. I think ministry most of the time.

Friend, if you would maximize destiny and become all that God has ordained for you, there are two critical thinking patterns that must undergird your daily life irrespective of who you are or what you do; you need to think in terms of business and also in terms of ministry. It is these thinking patterns that would make you leverage opportunities correctly for the benefit of humanity and the advancement of the kingdom.

There is the business of ministry, and there is the ministry of business (Luke 2:49). Simply put; every minister should have a business mindset, and every businessman should also have a ministry mindset. By default, we often tilt to either of the two depending on our predominant passion and endeavour. But we need to balance both thinking patterns if we would do well (Romans 12:11).

A pastor is more likely to going to think only about ministry and not business. While someone in business or secular work might not think ministry. When a pastor thinks in terms of business, he puts structures around what he does in a bid to improve his work and generate better results. When a businessman understands ministry, he leverages his business to advance God’s kingdom; he makes money while winning souls and influencing people at the same time.

You should always think of how to use your divine opportunities for ministry and business (2 Corinthians 2:12). There are times that it would be strictly ministry, there are times that it would be strictly business, and there are times that it would be both; you would make money and win souls and advance God’s kingdom at the same time.

You are at liberty to commercialize God’s Grace upon your life, except you are a full time minister or your level of consecration restricts you (Genesis 30:27-28, Matthew 10:8, Mark 10:28). Don’t feel guilty for making money; make it righteously, legally, and passionately when you have to. Don’t be too greedy as to lose out on the purpose of God, and don’t be too emotional or sentimental to the detriment of your business success (Ephesians 5:16-17).

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria