God calls each believer to influence and shape our culture with the superior principles and power of the kingdom of God.
Just as the gifts and genius of entrepreneurs are to move an economy forward, the God-given genius of all marketplace leaders is for the good of others. No matter the vocation.
Joseph’s gift preserved Egypt during a time of extreme famine, so should the gifts of God’s kingdom citizens— who are innovative and faithful to their calling— be used to do the same today.
He is deploying Christians into every sphere of influence in the marketplace, to bring these spheres under kingdom control and jurisdiction.
The promotion of entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly more important around the world, especially in areas that are most vulnerable to systemic and generational poverty.
Research shows that there is a direct correlation between the number of entrepreneurs in a country and the standard of living that country enjoys. Therefore entrepreneurs have the moral obligation to accept their call, and to confront economic uncertainty by positively affecting the economic health of a nation.
Pastors (priests) or spiritual leaders need to know that entrepreneurship and all marketplace callings are rooted in the spiritual realm, and that they have a spiritual responsibility to encourage everyone to answer their callings, and to use their gifts beyond the four walls of the church.
Romans 11: 29 applies just as much to ministers in the marketplace as it does to ministers in the pulpit.
“For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” (MMPC)