SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH: NUGGETS FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS

Nugget for great financial returns

 NUGGETS FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS: INTRODUCTION 

We all desire great financial returns or reap bountiful fruits from our labour. We invest in businesses, careers or a chosen endeavour with hope that the seed we have sown will germinate and give food to us the sower and the Bible supports that the hardworking farmer should be first to enjoy the fruits.

 

II TIMOTHY 2:6 (GW)
A hard-working farmer should have the first share of the crops.

In this modern age the evidence of fruitfulness is measured by the financial returns on our investment: be it investment of time, service, money or physical labour. Financial returns are not necessarily physical cash but it relates in totality; value added to the business that can be quantified in monetary terms.

Financial Returns manifest in categories. It can be small, minimal, moderate or great. This post will address ”Great Financial Returns”.

To achieve great financial returns requires willingness to go the extra mile by adding a touch of something beyond the basics where we are inclined to naturally stop. Below are some valuable nuggets for an extraordinary result.

 PROMISE FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS 

Sometimes we don’t dream big because we don’t recognise or understand God’s promises for us. We stop dreaming because we feel the terrain we are operating in is too tough for us to reap great financial returns. Let me remind you that God created everything good and that includes you. God deposited in you a fighting spirit of excellence for you to fight and break forth to clinch His promises.

When you fight to excel; His promises will begin to manifest leading to great financial returns.

Knowing what you are entitled to will make you focused rather than chasing what God has not planned for you.

 

ZECHARIAH 8:12 (NCV)
“They will plant their seeds in peace, their grapevines will have fruit, the ground will give good crops, and the sky will send rain.

 

ISAIAH 30:23 (GNT)
Whenever you plant your crops, the Lord will send rain to make them grow and will give you a rich harvest, and your livestock will have plenty of pasture.

 PLAN FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS 

 

II CHRONICLES 8:16 (NKJV)
Now all the work of Solomon was well-ordered from the day of the foundation of the house of the Lord until it was finished. So the house of the Lord was completed.

Great financial returns will not happen magically. You need to have plans geared towards the manifestation of your vision for a successful career, business and more. Set goals that are achievable, challenging and relevant to your vision.

LUKE 14:28-29 (GNT)
If one of you is planning to build a tower, you sit down first and figure out what it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job. If you don’t, you will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will make fun of you.
Goals require commitment.

Get to know what you need to do and be ready to work through knowing that the strength of God will sustain you.

LUKE 14:31 (NCV)
 “If a king is going to fight another king, first he will sit down and plan. He will decide if he and his ten thousand soldiers can defeat the other king who has twenty thousand soldiers.

 POWER FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS 

A wise person recognizes that great continuous financial returns require power from a Supernatural source. This power comes when we trust and believe in God as our source of strength for making profit.

DEUTERONOMY 8:18 (GW)
But remember the Lord your God is the one who makes you wealthy. He’s confirming the promise which he swore to your ancestors. It’s still in effect today.

Not every hard worker is able to get great returns. Some worked very hard but natural disasters destroyed their expected returns. Some took the right decision at the wrong time leading to the collapse of businesses they had invested their life savings.

PROVERBS 3:5-6 (GNT)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.

You can avert some challenges when you allow God to guide each step you take. When challenges occur as they sometimes do God gives you power to stand and open your eyes to the next path you should take that will yield results.

PROVERBS 18:10 (NLT)
The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.

God created you for a purpose and He is the one that brings a man’s plan to become a reality.

PROVERBS 19:21 (AMP)
Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand.

The way God has made available for access to him is through Jesus Christ whereby you can communicate through prayer.

You have a better chance of great financial returns when God is involved.

All God requires of you is to walk in His ways.

LEVITICUS 26:3-5 (MSG)
“If you live by my decrees and obediently keep my commandments, I will send the rains in their seasons, the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.  You will thresh until the grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting time; you’ll have more than enough to eat and will live safe and secure in your land.

 DECLARATION FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS 

Create a big mental picture of the returns you expect.  You are likely to get more of what you desire and prayed for. It is therefore important that your declaration should be positive.

PROVERBS 18:20-21 (MSG)
Words satisfy the mind as much as fruit does the stomach; good talk is as gratifying as a good harvest. Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit — you choose.

Have faith that God will bring to pass what He has promised. Operate your business with boldness. Lions in form of competition, opposition, downturn in economy and unforeseen situations will surface from time to time but the righteous are bold as a lion because their God is the creator of all things.

PSALMS 91:11-13 (NIV)
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

 PROVISION FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS 

God has provided natural resources to get us started in our endeavours. We must be willingly to use what is available on hand to strive for great financial returns. As you finish up what God has provided for the initial work somehow provision for the next stage will become available. Your provision includes time, material, resources, skills, tools and people which must be generously utilised.

PROVERBS 14: 4 (MSG)
No cattle, no crops; a good harvest requires a strong ox for the plow.

The size of provision invested has a relationship with the size of financial returns you will get. Provision requires giving generously to a cause you believe in.

 PLANT FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS  

Financial returns are harvest of seeds that were planted at some point in time. Be ready to plant as God has ordained that planting must be continuous.

GENESIS 8:22 (NCV)
“As long as the earth continues, planting and harvest, cold and hot, summer and winter, day and night will not stop.”

You need to invest the best seeds if you desire great financial returns. Discover the best that God has given to you. God gives the nourishment to the seeds only after you have done your part by planting and maintaining your investment.

GENESIS 26:12(NIV)
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.

God has given me many seeds. Not all of them can bring me the same amount of returns. I have to pick the best out of the best God has given me. Sometimes the best could be more than one and when wisely combined together could give us the breakthrough that will make us to be financially free.

I have financial knowledge, teaching ability, beading and cooking skills but while I can teach and make money from teaching I cant say same for my cooking ability.

It is therefore essential you identify your viable money generating seed. Do not use other people’s seed, untested seed or wrong seed as it will not get you the desired returns. Saul put his armour on David but David was wise enough to know the seed was not meant for him.

He used the one God gave him though small (sling and stones) because it was already tested and backed by the power of God; it had better promise of success.

David reaped great returns because the defeat of Goliath brought him glory, honor, monetary and material reward.

 PLOWING FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS  

Plowing requires passionate hard work. For every great financial return a high price must have been paid. Without inputs that cause you pain it will be near impossible to achieve great financial returns.

PROVERBS 12:11(AMP)
He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits is lacking in sense and is without understanding.

Plowing is hard labour, you will sweat and will sometimes want to give up but in the end the reward is sweet.

 POTENTIALS FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS  

Potential for great financial returns is in you but you need wisdom to harness them and apply them appropriately. People are key for you to maximise your potentials. Get the right people to work for you and treat them well.

People are your customers: their patronage will determine the size of your harvest hence you need to acquire customer service skill.

Unite your workers let them understand the business goals and be of one mind as you earnestly pursue these goals.

 PRODUCT OF GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS  

Product is your output and this is vital to your great financial returns. The more people are willing to pay for your product the more your wealth will increase. Your product must meet a need in people’s life or solve a problem. People want a satisfactory product in return for the money they will release to you, exercise diligence and be concerned about the details of your product.

Be interested in the presentation, packaging, pricing, publicity of your product. Check for and address those things peculiar to the people in the environment where you are located.

 PURPOSE OF GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS  

Recognizing and knowing the purpose why you should consistently reap great financial returns will help you to stay focused and remain on track. Riches not managed properly will not last forever.

PROVERBS 23:5 (NCV)
Wealth can vanish in the wink of an eye. It can seem to grow wings and fly away like an eagle.

Great financial returns are not to puff you but it should make you a better person. Aside from you reaping and eating the sweet fruit of your labour the great financial returns should touch the life of others.

You are more likely to reap consistent great returns if you value Corporate Social Responsibility, invest in the community where you are thriving, employ people around, pay for people’s services promptly and invest in God’s Kingdom. Don’t be too desperate to hoard financial returns for your own exclusive use only.

ECCLESIASTES 5:15 (GNT)
We leave this world just as we entered it — with nothing. In spite of all our work there is nothing we can take with us.

 PREPARE FOR BATTLE TO SUSTAIN GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS  

Success attracts both good and bad reactions. Your Great Financial Returns will not be readily accepted by everyone that surrounds you. You have to be ready to stay strong as opposition begins to come. Battle can be from competitors or from sources you never even imagined. Isaac was chased away from his land of success, he left all and went elsewhere but that did not put a stop to the battles he had to fight.

EPHESIANS 6:10-11 (NLT)
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

 PRAISE FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS  

It is God that brings great financial returns let His praise never cease from your lips.

PROVERBS 3:9-10 (AMP)
Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labors] and with the firstfruits of all your income; So shall your storage places be filled with plenty, and your vats shall be overflowing with new wine.

Recognise the people that made it possible for you to achieve great financial returns. Your human resource are very important, appreciate them even when they are your cleaners or office support. Great financial returns cannot come from your personal effort alone.

 

 CONCLUSION: NUGGETS FOR GREAT FINANCIAL RETURNS 

Great Financial Returns may not come from your first attempt but if you are consistently making an effort you will have a sweet story to tell. Despite reaping a hundred fold in the first year Isaac did not become a wealthy man instantly. He went through process until he became rich and then wealthy. To sustain and increase what you have requires a process in which you are the active participant.

 

Digest these nuggets and discover a new you. Creditable performance of your role will keep your business moving forward. Act and let those close to you know you have discovered  precious truths that will transform your career.

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