Matthew 6:33, Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
The book, God Owns My Business, chronicles the story of Stanley Tam and his professional success after surrendering, quite literally, his work to the Lord. It is an incredible story of faith and obedience, one that any believer can gain inspiration from.
“They said it couldn’t be done, but formally and legally, business owner Stanley Tam made God the owner of his business. To say that his business has met with success thanks to this decision would be a significant understatement. But this is more than a book about a successful businessman. It is the chronicle of how an average man can, with God’s guidance and a willing heart, succeed in any endeavor.” -Amazon.
Putting God First Can Produce Miraculous Results
“Stanley Tam, founder of US Plastic Corp, legally gave his entire business to God and the profits that have been generated ever since have gone to the spread of the Gospel across the world. To date, the business Stanley Tam built (which is wholly owned by a non-profit organization) has generated more than $140 Million towards the work of the Lord. In particular, much of the resources have been poured into world evangelism and just one of the ministries it supports is in over 42 countries with 1,600 men going door to door sharing the gospel. Dr. Tam considers giving his business to the Lord as simply an act of obedience, but to so many who have heard the Stanley Tam US Plastic story, it is incredibly inspirational and an extraordinary example of what one man can accomplish for the Lord when he puts God first place in his life. He felt the Lord asking him to give the ownership business over to God. It took some persistence to convince an attorney to help him with his unique request but eventually, papers were drawn up to turn over 51% of the stock to a non profit organization. God had become the majority owner of his company. Interestingly enough, it improved business in a way he never expected.” -Giants For God.
Going the Distance with Obedience at the Forefront
This is a fascinating and truly astonishing story of what radical obedience can do. We are so tempted to clasp tightly to our resources, hoarding them to ourselves, when God’s Word teaches us the exact opposite principle. Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”
So perhaps we ought to ask ourselves, what parts of my life have I been holding back from God? Are there any portions of my wealth, resources, or time that I am hoarding? Refusing to let go of? Seek your heart carefully and read this book. You may just be amazed at what Jesus reveals to you!