Should Christians Obey The Word Of The Lord?\n\n\n\nWhen a door closes for us, another window opens. As Christians, we are taught to obey the word of God and to follow God\u2019s plan for our lives. It\u2019s hard to change direction if we have been doing something for so long. \n\n\n\nIf you have\nbeen running your business a certain way for years, you may expect it to keep\non working for you because it has been working for so many years already. However, there comes a time in which what we\nare doing no longer works. \n\n\n\nHowever, when God closes the door on your business plan, he opens a window for you to do it another way. What used to work may no longer work for you. \n\n\n\nYour Business Plan Isn\u2019t Working Anymore\n\n\n\nWhen I first started my business in 2004, I can remember visiting with a salesman that worked for the Yellow Pages. At that time, it was important to be listed high in the yellow pages so that you would be the first person to call when someone was looking for a business. \n\n\n\nI can remember the salesman telling me that he has some lawyer clients that spend six figures a year or more advertising in the Yellow Pages. He says that they even buy out the back covers. \n\n\n\nI knew that the salesman had a point. Getting mass exposure is what every business need in order to succeed. At that time, I bought a Yellow Page advertisement for exposure and it did get me some calls for my business. \n\n\n\nHowever, in\n2006, I began using internet advertising because the Yellow Pages weren\u2019t\nworking for me anymore. I started to\nbuild a website and learn that I could build an entire business on the\ninternet. \n\n\n\nThe internet\nwas an inexpensive way to advertise your business back in 2005. Hardly anyone knew about pay per click\nmarketing and advertising online. You could often pay only .10 cents a click to\nland a client. \n\n\n\nIn 2019, the idea of paying for pay per click cheaply is no longer heard of. It has become just as expensive as advertising in the Yellow Pages. \n\n\n\nShould Christian Business Professional Adapt To The Times?\n\n\n\nAs Christian businessmen and women, we must adapt with the times and ask the Lord what we need to do next in order to succeed. For most businesses, having success in a pay per click campaign is difficult. The cost to land a paying client is often more than $200.00 a person for many industries. \n\n\n\nIf you are\nin business for yourself, we are living in changing times once again. Search\nengine optimization is becoming harder as well because many businesses are\npumping out content daily. It is getting\nharder to rank on top of the search engines. \n\n\n\n\nWhat are you\nsupposed to do if you can\u2019t get business via the internet anymore because you\nare no where to be found? \n\n\n\nIt seems that we are going backwards in time now. I am finding more companies turning to television ads, print ads and word of mouth advertising for their businesses. \n\n\n\nBig business seems to have taken over the internet marketing and advertising for the most part. It will be hard for small businesses to market their business. \n\n\n\nHow Long Will It Take For Your Business To Be Noticed?\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s going\nto take time for you to get your business noticed in today\u2019s world no matter\nwhat you do. In order to reach higher\nlevels of success, you will have to work for a big corporation until your\nbusiness takes off. I say this because you will need to earn a salary until the\ndoors open for you. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s\nimportant to follow God\u2019s call upon your life. \nWhen you do this, God does open doors for you in his own way. The Lord will show you what his will is for\nyour life and then do it. As the saying goes, \u201cWhere the Lord guides, he\nprovides.\u201d \n\n\n\nIf you are looking to get into the ministry, you need to think like an Apostle. The Apostles left to preach the gospel around the world with no money. Jesus told them to go and he would provide for them as they traveled. The Lord never disappointed the apostles. \n\n\n\n At times, they would have to work traditional\nwork and do the ministry at the same time. \nThere is nothing wrong will having multiple streams of income to support\nthe work that you are trying to do. In\nfact, it will probably keep you busy. \n\n\n\nWhen it\ncomes to marketing yourself, there is no easy answer now a days. All that you\ncan do is try to accomplish your goals as best as you can. \n\n\n\nIf the Lord is opening a door for you, take it. You will feel that his door is a lot easier than the one that you are trying to take. You may be stuck on some old idea that used to work. \n\n\n\nCan You Dominate Your Business in Search?\n\n\n\nPerhaps you used to dominate a certain keyword on Google. Now your website can\u2019t be found. You may be trying hard to fight for that position again. You want to reach the top of the search engine so that you can get exposure for your business once again. However, you may be beating a dead horse. \n\n\n\nIf what you used to do is no longer working, change direction. Go after what works now. If you still have a passion for what you are doing, take another direction and try something else. You may think that it a new direction will not work for you because you already know what works. However, your old direction is dead. \n\n\n\nIt doesn\u2019t work anymore. Be flexible for change. Show God that you are willing to do things his way. When we say, \u201cYes Lord\u201d, God can work with us. \n\n\n\nYou may not know how you will earn money just yet with this new way. You may say, \u201cWhat if it doesn\u2019t work? What if I am wasting my time? How will I earn money? \n\n\n\nWill my business grow if I change direction?\u201d Yes, it will be scary, but you must try something new. Along the way, God will show you what is working and what is not. It\u2019s important to show God that you will be obedient to him.