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Business Women of the Bible-Lydia the Seller of Purple Cloth

business women of the Bible


This is the third article in a 4-Part Series of “Business Women of the Bible” where we are going to scripture to glean wisdom and insight on how to build a successful business that honors the Lord. You can read about the first Inspiring Women of the Bible HERE, the 2nd Inspiring Business Woman of the Bible HERE, and you can take the free quiz on “Which Bible Women of the Bible Are You” to uncover which inspiring business woman of the Bible you are most like!

Lessons from Lydia

For our third inspiring business woman of the Bible, we are going to learn about Lydia of Thyatira! When it comes to business and ministry, Lydia knew just where to focus and how to make good things happen! Lydia was diligent and successful in business and those same skills positioned her to serve an important role in the early church.


If the quiz reveals you’re most like the Inspiring Role-Model Lydia, odds are you’re balanced in most areas of life. Running a successful business is important to you, but so is maintaining a beautiful home and introducing others to the good news of the Kingdom.


Otherwise, what would be the point?


Lydia was mentioned multiple times in scripture as a dyer of fine linens, leader of her household, and hostess with open doors. Similarly, you are always ready to meet someone in need, open your doors to a guest, and care for your family as a main priority. You prioritize the balance of home+faith+business in a way that inspires those around you.

Challenge for Your Business from Lydia

My big challenge for you? Dream bigger. Maybe you are playing it safe in your business because you don’t want to rock the boat. Maybe you’re sitting on a big idea that you know will take you to the next level, but it feels uncertain and a little scary.


Women like you make history if you’re willing to serve whole-heartedly.


Lydia didn’t earn a place in scripture by hiding her talents or her gifts. She showed up with an open heart, introduced her household to the good news of Jesus, and changed the course of history in her city and beyond through using her gifts of hospitality and provision.


The willingness to share of her blessings opened the door to bless others in ways she could never have imagined…


The same is possible for you.


“When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us into her home.” — Acts 16:15

Wisdom in Business Playbook from Lydia

  1. Pull out your notebook! It’s soul-searching time, friend. Write down where you want to be in five years. Who do you want to have influenced/impacted? What do you need to focus on to get you there? Be honest with yourself…
  2. Seek wise counsel. If you feel like you’re missing a piece of the puzzle to get you to the next level in your faith or business, you are not in this alone! Reach out to your mentors, seek the Lord in prayer, find a community of other women of faith in business, or sit down with your husband or closest friend and share your biggest dreams and fears.
  3. Put fun back in your business. What good is building a business that you don’t enjoy? Our God is a God of joy and celebration! If you’ve lost some of that initial excitement, take some time to list out the top 3 thing you love to do or that excite you and the top 3 tasks that drain you and you dread the most. Commit to doing more of the things on the first list and outsource/eliminate as many things on the second list as possible this week!

Final Steps


If you are ready to take your business and ministry to the next-level like the inspiring Lydia from Acts, I invite you to book a free 6-Figure Business Breakthrough Call with CWBB Founder and Offer Creation Coach Cassie Kitzmiller. On this free 30-Minute Call we will craft a custom plan to get you and your business firmly on the path to making 6+figures while keeping the Lord at the lead. Book your free call HERE.

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