There are very clear evidences that God made you a problem-solving ‘mechanism.’ His Word says in Matthew 5:14 that you are the light of the world and that you are the salt of the earth, these are descriptions that suggest you have a problem -solving duty on this earth. God also said expressly in Isaiah 60: 1, “Arise and shine….” In order words God is asking you to rise and solve problems here on this earth.
Now if you have embraced this truth with all your heart, how do you reap the benefit of your problem -solving activities here on this earth. Agreed there is the eternal benefit that accrues to you when the end comes. However, you will still have to understand how to monetize your problem-solving activities especially if you are an entrepreneur.
I want you to understand that I will be describing very broad topics under major categories in this article; you will need to consult more resource materials on each category to get more information about them.
Simple Steps to Profit From Solving Problems
I have described simple steps and guides here but they are very powerful steps that can ensure you profit outstandingly from your problem-solving activities. The content in this write up originated from my personal experiences and my strict observations of individuals and organizations that are solving problems and creating massive godly wealth for themselves.
They are proven strategies and I will be happy if you are careful to observe every detail and ensure you read more on them and most importantly carry out decisive actions on them.
God spoke very clearly in Deuteronomy 8:18, “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day…”. He also said in 3 John 2, “I pray that you may prosper in things, and be in health, just as your soul prospers”. I also learnt from the Bible that all hard works lead to profits.
From these Bible passages, it is very clear that God designed us to be problem-solving ‘mechanisms’ so that He can prosper us and make us wealthy. God is dedicatedly interested in our prosperity. If you have not found out how to monetize your problems-solving activities to create wealth for yourself, this article will help you immensely.
Now let us go straightaway into this in earnest.
Read from Others How They Do It
When I understood that God wanted me to run with a Christian ministry and I understood the relevance of money to the work of Christian ministries, I began to investigate Christian ministers and organization who have been in the business for years and who have godly results to show for it. This activity really helped me. The Spirit of God helped me to discover lots of ways they make money in their ministries and also helped me to balance these money-making activities with the truth from the Word of God.
Whatever vocation you find yourself or whatever is your problem-solving arena, there will surely be individuals and organizations who have already recorded godly results. You should set aside the time to find out how they have monetized their problem-solving activities. You will surely be amazed by what you will discover and your discoveries will really help you.
The writer of the book of Hebrews advises his readers to “imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12).
Create An Organization Around Your Activities
Let me show you what I mean by this tip with this example. I got inspired with a problem-solving publishing platform and after ‘fleshing’ out (planning out on paper) how and what we can begin to do to run with the vision; I created an organization around it and called it, Zarepath Publishing.There are very clear evidences that God made you a problem-solving 'mechanism. I want you to read interesting analysis of how to start solving problems.Click To Tweet
After this, I proceeded to register it with the relevant authority in my country. I also ensured I checked the rules and regulations of my country concerning the operations of such organizations.
You need to create an organization around your problem-solving activities. People are more likely to relate with organizations that have legal identities.
Structures and Platforms
What do I mean by this? I will be using our publishing platform again as an example. After drawing up the departments under this platform as shown under the last tip, I listed each of these departments as platforms which I will be using to reach out to the people to solve their problems. You need these platforms because they are the ones the people will relate with to get their problems solved. It is when their problems are solved that you can have the opportunity of generating income and build wealth with your organization.
Now I did not stop at putting the platforms in place, I made efforts to put a structure around them. For example, I fixed days to use these platforms and the various sections and departments to reach out to the people. The people know they will always have their problems solved on those days in any month of the year through these platforms.
This is a simple way of explaining what a structure is all about. If you have a platform and the people do not know when they can always have the opportunity to interact with this platform, then there will be confusion and disorderliness and this will not help your wealth-building practice.
Isaiah 60:11 shares this tip with this note: “Therefore your gates will not be shut day or night that men may bring to you the wealth of the gentiles, and their kings in procession”. This implies that your platforms (gates) will have structures around it (will not be shut day or night) so that men may bring to you the wealth of gentiles.
You Need Strong Money Management
If you want to build wealth with your problem-solving activities, you must learn how to manage money. You can only receive the cooperation of money to build immense wealth from it if you learn to manage it very well. Proverbs 23:21 says, “For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags”. Gluttons and drunkards are money wasters. They spend their money on things that will not help to build their wealth or multiply their money.
You should open corporate bank accounts for your business. Have a good saving culture; you don’t spend all you earn. Have a good accountant in place if you can afford one at the early stage of your activity. If you can’t afford one, you can do it yourself if you are capable or try to improvise by asking a capable person to do it on a part-time basis.
You should learn to keep good records of your income and expenses. This will ensure you know and control how money flows into and out of your business; this practice can go a long way to keep your expenses in check. Proverbs 22:3 says, “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished”.
You Need People to Make Money
You will not be able to run successfully with a vision alone, you will need the cooperation of others. The journey to create wealth becomes smoother and faster when you have the cooperation of competent people around you. Jesus, at the early stage of His ministry picked this set of people to help Him out in His problem-solving activities (Mark 3:13-19). Paul, through his letters always mentioned individuals who worked with him. He had a long list of this set of people (Colossians 4: 7-15).
Jethro in Exodus advised Moses to consider this wisdom nugget, he said to Moses: “The thing that you do is not good. Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself…you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth… and place such over them to be rulers of thousands , rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens…” (Exodus 18:17-22)
You can start with a minimum number of employees in order to keep your overhead cost under control. Someone advised entrepreneurs to use only 10% of their total income as payment for staff salaries and other related running cost. When you have the minimum number of competent people working for your organization at every stage of your development, you are seriously helping your wealth-building activities.
Establish Your Own Community
This is one of the interesting discoveries I made on how several organizations have built their wealth. I discovered that all of these organizations, irrespective of their industry and vocations are in the business of actively building their own community!
A community is a group of people who have interacted or are interacting regularly with your problem-solving organization for the purpose of having their problems solved and also adding to your wealth-building activities. These groups of people are loyalist and die-hard fans of your organization, they have tasted the values which your organization gives out and they are ready to continually relate with your organization bringing their wealth to you on a regular basis.
Let me show you what I have described above with this Biblical example from the book of Exodus 25:1-2.”Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take my offering”.
Moses had a large community of people who have interacted with Moses and the God that he served. Remember that God delivered them from bondage in Egypt with signs and wonders. God also helped them to make wealth from the Egyptians. There were other countless numbers of positive values they had received from God. Now with God’s instruction to Moses to take an offering from this community of people, it should be expected that they would be willing to give out this offering. They actually did.
Let me show you another practical example. Terrestrial television stations usually don’t charge a fee for the services they render to the public with free news, entertaining programmes and other priceless services. These television stations go to any length to put good programmes in place so that their viewership will increase regularly.
Their viewership represents their own communities. The bigger the community, the bigger the revenue they will make from advertisers.
Let me show you the summary of what this post has been able to teach you. If you want to start monetizing your problem-solving activities or create godly wealth from the problem-solving activities in your business, you should:
- Read from others how they do it. Their secrets is usually in their stories.
- Create an organization around your activities. People usually will not buy you unless you are a good and legal product.
- Create structures and platforms. People will relate with these and use them as the basis and justification to bring their wealth to you.
- You need strong money management. This is very important. Only what is properly managed will grow adequately.
- You need people to make money. You can’t do it all alone. You need the cooperation of others. Get the right people involved.
- Establish your own community. This provides a ready-made leverage for you to make consistent money and build your wealth.
I am a Christian personal development expert and a strong proponent of the need for Christians to walk by faith and Christian entrepreneurs to run successful godly businesses. Get my problem-solving resources like The Christian Entrepreneur (an ebook), From Business Vision to Manifestation (a video course) on starting a faith based business which have helped lots of Christians to use godly principles to improve their finances and also run their businesses.