Profit with a Purpose
Dear Customers and Friends:
In our company, we set aside 10 percent of our profits every year to be given away to worthy charitable causes as part of our Syfan Gives program. For our team, it is a way to apply our company’s success toward a higher purpose. And it just feels good to give, doesn’t it?
In his book “Well Done,” Christian business coach Ken Gosnell encourages companies to serve a greater “Why” as part of a set of core biblical principles for business.
Biblical Business Principle #3: Focus on Profit with a Purpose
In Matthew 25:14-30, the Parable of the Talents teaches that we are put on this Earth to work. God rewards those who work toward bettering not only their lives but others around them.
Gosnell states that “purposeful profits can be the funnel through which God brings resources into the hands of the business, so they can, in turn, be used for kingdom purposes.”
Whether it’s you or your company, earning money without a purpose can make you feel powerless – which is what Jesus told his followers in Matthew 16:26 (see verse below).
When a company focuses on profits with a purpose, it sets itself ahead of its competition, Gosnell explains. It makes a strong statement. It also leaves a meaningful and noble legacy because of the way the profits have been used.
I encourage you and your business to think about your “Why” and how you spend the rewards of your own hard work.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” Matthew 16:26