If you’ve been following along, this entire installment represents a devotional plan compiled for the YouVersion Bible App entitled “Bible on Business.” This is another guest post to encourage you in your work, although this is a secondary concern to our main focus of staffing Atlanta companies with the talented refugee workforce.

During the past 10 years in business, I have woken up many mornings repeating Philippians 4:19 and declaring it over all the areas of my life: my need of abilities, clients, good suppliers and health.

I was not a business person and had no formal training, but found myself in the competitive, volatile, and often cutthroat import/export business. I knew God placed me in this position and wanted me to be a businesswoman, so I just kept proclaiming this truth from Scripture over my life and work.

He has taught me through this experience to rely on him completely because He alone is my provider; not my business, and certainly not my talents. Every single time we need God, I have experienced Him meet our needs of clients, suppliers, and knowledge to lead the business.

Our God is abundant no matter how bleak the situation!

May you work with joy and peace knowing our abundant God will meet your needs and make your business a blessing to your family and His Kingdom.

Andrea Maciel is the CEO of two import/export operations in Southern China. Compiled by Amplio Recruiting.