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In this post I am going to compile the top Christian Entrepreneur quotes. These compiled quotes are designed to motivate, inspire, and push you in to your dreams.
But before we go into the quotes lets define what exactly a “Christian entrepreneur” is.
What is a “Christian Entrepreneur?”
The word “entrepreneur” is from the Old French word “entreprendre,” which means “undertake.” So one definition of an entrepreneur is “one who undertakes or manages.”
“Entrepreneur” is also derived from two Latin words:
“Entre”=========> “Swim out.”
“Prendes”=======> “Grasp or grab hold of.”
So the term basically means, one who “swims out” to the unknown to “grab hold of” unseen opportunities.
A Christian Entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily have to be a business owner. It is someone who simply:
- Swims out.
- Grab holds of opportunities.
- Disrupts monopolies and fosters competition.
- Allocates capital and resources from lower to higher yielding returns.
It is someone who is PRODUCTIVE.
It is an author wanting to change the world. A speaker looking to make a difference. A musician going against the grain. A leader going from good to great. A pastor looking to turn around dying churches–and help a dying world. An athlete yearning for greatness. A business mogul in the making.
A “Christian Entrepreneur” is someone who does this to the Glory of God.
But let’s get into the quotes. To make it easier I included this bookmark:
Quotes on Trusting God
We are agents of omnipotence. This means that unlimited power is at our fingertips. It also means that there are no great men working in God’s Kingdom. Rather, there is a great God at work in human beings who have childlike faith.Reinhard Bonkhe, evangelist, author, missionary to Africa
My priorities have always been God first, family second, career third. I have found that when I put my life in this order, everything seems to work out. God was my first priority early in my career when I was struggling to make ends meet. Through the failures and success I have experienced since then, my faith has remained unchecked.”Mary Kay Ash
Interestingly enough we decided we would get down on our knees and commit for two solid weeks; that we would pray to God to give us a niche. And so we did that: we prayed for fourteen straight days. And on that fourteenth day we got a phone call from a bank that said, they were flipping through the yellow pages and decided to call our company…And he called in and said, “My name is so-and-so with a particular bank would you like to sell a foreclosed property?”David and Jason Benham
Run your business in harmony with God’s laws. This will keep you on an ethical footing. Seek to please God in everything you do.David Green
I see no conflict whatsoever between Christianity and good business practices. People say you can’t mix business with religion. I say there’s no other way.S. Truett Cathy
Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.”Joyce Meyer
My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person. My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.Kathy Ireland
If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your familyJoel Osteen
It is important to always read your Bible. I find that when I am not doing that properly or am a little far away from the Lord, then I will not hear from the Lord as much as I should.
But when am very diligent with reading my bible and praying longer, I find that I can hear Him better… It is better to always ask God first rather than asking friends. If a friend is doing well in a particular industry, that doesn’t mean you will also do well in that industry. So try to find out where God is leading you, we need to know His will for our life.”Folorunsho alakija
People who walk in audacious faith don’t stop and pray. Audacious faith teaches us to push and pray.Steven Furtick
Quotes on Adversity
Nobody likes hard times, but it’s the unpleasant experiences that are often the catalysts to build the character required for our Destiny.Bishop TD Jakes
Without failure there is no achievement.John Maxwell
You cannot keep determined people from success.Mary Kay Ash
“I’m going to let you decide whether or not I’m a great entrepreneur. I’ve started twenty-five businesses that I had to shut down because they didn’t make enough money. I’ve had fifteen businesses that I sold for enough to make a little profit and cover the twenty-five unsuccessful efforts. And I’ve had two very big winners. Now you tell me me, how successful am I?”Bud Paxson
When we trust God more than our feelings, it confuses the devil. I mean, when he throws you his best shot and he can’t budge you from believing God, he won’t know what to do with you anymore.Joyce Meyer
Persevere – Never give up! Today’s world enjoys electricity because of those who did not give up!Folorunsho alakija
“If you have a vision, no matter how difficult things are, everything just becomes a process.”Cher Wang
To be a successful entrepreneur… if you don’t hear no every day, you’re not trying hard enough,” she says. “You have to be willing, not to gamble, but to take an educated risk. When you’re betrayed by people you trust, when you’re kicked to the curb and failure looks certain, you find your resilience.”Kathy Ireland
You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.Joel Osteen
The next time you lose your momentum in daily life as you’re chasing after God’s best for you, don’t give up and conclude that it’s over. The greater life hasn’t ended for you. It’s only out of sight under the waters of the ordinary. And God can resurface it, supernaturally, as many times as it takes. As many times as you’re willing.Steven Furtick
God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.Rick Warren
If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.zig ziglar
Quotes on Faith
You have faith stories, too. No matter how small, remember them, recite them, count them, and celebrate them. They build your faith for what is coming next in your life.Reinhard Bonkhe
Resist your fear; fear will never lead you to a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.Bishop TD Jakes
During a storm hope gives us the ability to look at things as they are and still be confident that something better is comingJoyce Meyer
When you have a dream in your heart, but no earthly idea how to make it happen, keeping your faith intact is a full-time job.Steven furtick
If I had not had faith in my life. I don’t know where I would be right now.Tyler Perry
Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for your life. You expect Him to keep His promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary.Rick Warren
Quotes on Leadership
Self-centered leaders manipulate when they move people for personal benefit. Mature leaders motivate by moving people for mutual benefit.John Maxwell
I believe that you should praise people whenever you can; It causes them to respond as a thirsty plant responds to water.Mary Kay Ash
Focus on people more than money. Without employees and customers, you’re going nowhere. Make sure you never stop thinking about the customer’s perspective. And make sure you have the right people at the helm of each area.David Green
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”Stephen Covey
The best way to get along with people is to not expect them to be like you.Joyce Meyer
Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.Rick Warren
Quotes on Purpose
If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.Bishop TD Jakes
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.Mary Kay Ash
Without a mission statement, you may get to the top of the ladder and then realize it was leaning against the wrong building!”Dave Ramsey
You were created by God and for God. And until you understand that life will never make senseRick Warren
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smiling, nonapoloegetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.”Stephen Covey
You need to decide what you want to achieve.Folorunsho alakija
I always ask the question, “Is this what I want in my life?”Kathy Ireland
Quotes on Money
You must walk to the beat of a different drummer. The same beat that the wealthy hear. If the beat sounds normal, evacuate the dance floor immediately! The goal is to not be normal, because as my radio listeners know, normal is broke.”Dave Ramsey
I remember clearly when the financial plan–if I may call it so–of my life was formed. It was out in Ohio, under the ministration of a dear old minister, who preached, “Get money; get it honestly and then give it wisely.’ I wrote that down in a little book.”John D. Rockefeller
If you have debt, you have to worry about it. I would challenge each of you to try to be debt-free.S. Truett Cathy
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.Billy Graham
Even as our business grew stronger and stronger, we still lived as small as possible as a matter of delayed gratification. We had a growing business that needed the capital…The principle of delayed gratification means you’re willing to forgo the temporary enjoyment of something today for the permanent enjoyment of something tomorrow.
The money earned in the early years of a business is “seed” money, which should always go back into the ground. Too often business owners see their initial earnings as ‘harvest’—and they reap it prematurely. This is why so many businesses fail in the first five years.”David and Jason Benham
We did not have much, but the little we had we gave because I knew that we needed to do things God’s ways. The Lord honored our obedience. As we gave away the firstfruit of the company profit, He blessed us in an amazing way and we began to learn the importance of following His instructions and obeying Him. Shortly after we had given this money, we were bombarded with phone calls and orders started pouring in.”J. Gunnar Olson
God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.Joel Osteen
Every game, has its own rules, and its own language… Learn the rules, and language of the money game!Strive Masiyiwa
Quotes about Relationships
Dear entrepreneurs, you can start a thousand businesses, launch 100 projects, and take dozens of companies public, but you only have one shot at being part of your kid’s childhood. Your kid doesn’t care about your platform, they care about your presence.”Jon Acuff
Children are sponges—they are going to absorb whatever is around them, so we need to be intentional about what surrounds them.Dave Ramsey
We’re still family-owned, which keeps life a whole lot simpler. When my wife and kids and I decide to make a business move, we don’t have to ask Wall Street about it.David Green
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.Billy Graham
When parents see their children’s problems as opportunities to build the relationship instead of as negative, burdensome irritations, it totally changes the nature of parent-child interaction. Parents become more willing, even excited, about deeply understanding and helping their children. . . . This paradigm is powerful in business as well.Steven Covey
When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.Zig Ziglar
Loving someone means holding on–not just when it’s convenient, but through the roughest storms.Bishop TD Jakes
Quotes on Greatness
People are mistaken when they think chasing your dream is a selfish thing to do. As if perhaps being average is an act of humility. As if perhaps wasting the talents you were given is proof that you’re a considerate individual.”Jon Acuff
Be a dreamer. Have a sense of greatness. It has been said that if you can dream it, you can do it. And I believe that. Before your dream can become a reality, you have to see it in your own mind; see its fulfilment, whatever it may be.”Mary Kay ASh
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”Stephen Covey
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.Billy Graham
As entrepreneurs, we must continue to ask ourselves ‘What’s next?’ It takes humility to realize that we don’t know everything, not to rest on our laurels and know that we must keep learning and observing.Cher Wang
There is a winner in you. You were created to be successful, to accomplish your goals, to leave your mark on this generation. You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out.Joel Osteen
If you are working or you are running a business you have to set aside time and monty to invest in your continued formal education and skills acquisitionStrive Masiyiwa
When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they are on.”Bishop T.D. Jakes
You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.Zig Ziglar
Now it’s Your Turn
I really hope you enjoyed this guide on Christian entrepreneur quotes!
Now I’d like to hear from you.
Which quote are you going to implement today?
Which quote(s) did you like the best?
What quotes(s) do you think should be added?
Either way let me know in the comments below!
- Bishop T.D. Jakes – pastor, author, businessman.
- Reinhard Bonkhe – evangelist, author, speaker
- Mary Kay Ash – founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
- David and Jason Benham – ex professional baseball players, businessmen, authors, and speakers
- David Green – founder of Hobby Lobby
- S. Truett Cathy – founder of Chick-fil-A
- Joyce Meyer – author, speaker, Bible teacher
- Kathy Ireland – former model, actress, businesswoman
- Joel Osteen – pastor, author, real estate entrepreneur
- Folorunsho Alakija – pastor, author, Forbes billionaire
- Steven Furtick – pastor and author
- John Maxwell – author, speaker, businessman, and leadership coach
- Bud Paxson – cofounder of the Home Shopping Network
- Cher Wang – founder of HTC
- Rick Warren – pastor and author
- Tyler Perry – author, actor, playwright, and businessman
- Steven Covey – author, speaker, and businessman
- Dave Ramsey – author, speaker, radio host, and businessman
- John D. Rockefeller – oil tycoon
- Billy Graham – evangelist, speaker, and author
- J. Gunnar Olson – business industrialist
- Strive Masiyiwa – businessman and Forbes billionaire
- Jon Acuff – author and speaker
- Zig Ziglar – author, motivational speaker, and businessman