Archives For August 2011

Facing our Trials

August 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

In the business world and in all areas of life we will face various trials, difficulties, and tests.

How do we handle them? How should I respond as a Christian to things falling apart around me?

Peter tells us that “now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,…”

It is not sin to have strong feelings about your trial, to be distresses or grieved over a situation is not a sign of being weak in faith.

Serve or Die

August 25, 2011 — Leave a comment

Our business in business is to serve

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit . . . but in humility of mind esteem others better than yourself. Philippians 2:3

If you’re consumed and fixated with the goal of making money you’re going to have a hard time making money. A successful business isn’t built by focusing on what you want it is built by focusing on what your customer wants.

Set yourself aside and become consumed with serving. What can you do to bring greater value to the lives and businesses of your customers? How can you

Imagine you’re in a football game, you’re sitting on the fifty yard line headed for the goal line.

But you’re nervous, you’re afraid. You don’t know if you should pass, run a sweep, or plunge up the middle. You’re afraid of making a wrong decision so you call a time out. Then you get back on the field of play but again fear and uncertainty strikes so you call another time out.

Back to the huddle you go but you still can’t decide what to do so you call another time out. Pretty soon you’re out of time outs and you’re being penalized for delaying the game.