By Jill Hart
A few years ago I had one of those lightning bolt moments. Each year I sit down to write out goals and dreams for my business. This particular year, as I sat and thought through what I hoped to accomplish in the upcoming year, how I hoped to help people, it hit me. Where does God fit in to all of this? Does He fit comfortably in the "Spiritual" categories or is He a part of everything that CWAHM is and does?
Whoa. Talk about a challenging question.
As I wrestled with this I came to realization that God wants to invade our lives - and that means our businesses, too. In the gospels we see Jesus meeting people right where they were. He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and taught the seeking. He met their physical needs as well as their spiritual needs.
He wanted to be a part of their everyday lives, not just the days they went to the temple (the Old Testament equivalent of church). He wasn't afraid to hang out with the sick, the hurting, the sinners.
He wants to be a part of our everyday life, too. He wants to invade our families, our marriages, our businesses. He wants to show us that there is a different way of doing things. A better way. A way that points to the divine even in the midst of most basic business task.
He wants to be in:
* The decision to be kind to the difficult customer.
* The decision to give a sale price when we could charge full price to someone who isn't aware of the sale.
* The decision to give a product away to someone we know is struggling or hurting.
It's our choice. We can choose to do business with Jesus. Or we can choose to do things our own way usually the way we've been taught by people who seem to know how to do business, how to make money. And yet, in the end - is really about making money?
"So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work" Ecclesiastes 3:22, NCV
Where does God fit in your business?
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