Consider our amazing role as God’s stewards in the marketplace.
Have you considered that your role as a leader was not an accident? I believe an important perspective is to clearly see and firmly believe that God has put you in a leadership position. He has commissioned you, set you apart as His steward to lead others in the marketplace towards achieving His purposes. You were placed, ordained with vision and values inspired by God.
A great example of God’s hand in placing us is with Queen Esther in Esther 4:14. God placed Esther in a position to influence the King for such a time as this. Not for her own purposes but for a much bigger vision. Likewise, we have been placed in our business roles by God, to influence many for Christ, for such a time as this.
Setting Us Apart
As with Queen Esther, carrying out God’s purposes will usually stretch us out of our comfort zone. With this in mind, we need His Strength, equipping and power. We will need to remember that as His stewards in the marketplace, we can be confident in this calling. We should not be intimidated nor fearful as He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. (Josh 1:9)
Doing Gods work in the marketplace will stretch us. Given this, we need to stay plugged into Him. We can do this by clinging to His word every day. Likewise, surrounding ourselves with other like-minded people. These actions help us maintain this required power source to accomplish God’s plan. Otherwise, we will likely be only be marginal in our efforts.
We may feel unqualified at times. He has already equipped us to accomplish His plan. It is not random, nor impossible, although at times it may seem so.
Be confident in this calling, that as His leaders, we are Holy and set part to accomplish great things for God. This will come with some fear and anxiety at times. Even King David felt this, as expressed in his Psalm 27. Let the Truth of Gods Word and His Goodness that awaits you in this calling move you to act and confidently lead your organization.
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