As we consider the value of our business in the Marketplace, let us reflect on the treasure it influences. I encourage us to reflect and focus on the idea that God desires for us to be successful in all we do as leaders. The challenge in this is we don’t always define success as He would. Along with this, He has high expectations for the way in which we lead in the businesses he has given us as His stewards towards discovering this treasure.
I believe God desires the business He has given us to be wildly successful, but for the right reasons and to ultimately accomplish His plans and purposes. As we align ourselves with Him through prayer and reading His Word, as God told his disciples in John 14:12, we will accomplish even greater things than He. To do so, we can ask anything in His Name, and he will give it to us. However, there is a catch.
Ask Anything- But With a Catch
As Jesus told his Disciples in John 14:12, whoever believes in me and does the same work as I, will accomplish greater things than these. Certainly, we cannot die on a cross to provide a way to save the world. As we celebrate Easter this week, consider Jesus has already accomplished this and it is done. Our part is to accept this free gift. To do so, we must acknowledge our ways have not always aligned with His and put our faith and trust in Jesus. When we surrender and focus our lives and businesses on living daily for our Father in Heaven, we begin our journey to finding the true lasting Treasure. We find this path to salvation in John 3:16. To carry out His plans and purposes for the right eternal treasures, Jesus tells us we can ask anything in His name, and He will do it. The question then is what are our reasons for asking, what are our true motivations?
To put this into action, how do we store up treasures in heaven? To illustrate this concept, let us consider an example. If you are a day trader, you consider buy and sell moves with stocks, then roll the dice and hope you’re your intuition and research pay off. You are investing your money in something that takes you on a roller coaster ride, and there is no guarantee of any return. We have all heard the stock advisor community tell us that past success in picking winning stocks is not a guarantee of future gains. The word of God, however, tells us the opposite about investing in things of heaven. Based on God’s Word, we are told to invest on earth, but in the things that are going to survive this earth, and transcend into heaven. These are the people He has put on our leadership path. What survives this earth are the souls of men, women, girls, and boys, and the Word of God. These are the only things, based on the bible, that will make it through this earth. The rest will be destroyed and turned to ruin. If this is the case, then the question is, what are we doing, what goals are we putting in place to invest our lives, and our businesses towards impacting these two things: Souls and God’s Word?
To wrestle deeper in these concepts and idea’s, please feel free to reach out to me at Randy.Earnst@we-r-stewards.com and check out our website to learn more about our vision and mission at www.we-r-stewards.com