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Curing Founder’s Disease

“…Then Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man'" — 2 Samuel 12:7a   Can Founder's Disease be prevented?  What if you already caught it?  Can it be cured? “Between my wife and my partner, God is able to keep me from getting a big head.”  This was a statement made by a Biblical Entrepreneur who has willfully surrounded himself with people who keep him accountable and is fully open to correction.  This fou ...

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Founder’s Disease

“But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” — 1 Samuel 13:14. Do you know the symptoms of Founder's Disease? What about the potential consequences? What is the remedy? According to the Small Business Administration, and many other st ...

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A Saul Spirit

“And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.” — I Samuel 18:14 Have you ever dealt with someone who was envious of your achievement? How did you deal with them? Did you know how to confront them in a righteous manner? "I’m not sure what he wants from me. I do not want his position nor am I trying to make him look bad. I just want to help, but it seems like nothing I do ever pleases ...

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Joseph – A Just Man

What does it mean to be a ‘just man?’ Often, men have responsibility for many roles. A man is not only a son or brother, he is a husband, a father, a ‘dad.’ He must demonstrate total faithfulness in all his relationships. Let’s look to the scriptures to identify a man we can learn from: Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. “Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public exam ...

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Family Man

“For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” – Genesis 18:19 Can God trust you to instruct your children and your household to follow after Him? Are you the priest of your home? How are you leading your family? Regardless of ...

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Self-Control

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” — Galatians 5:23 What does it mean to have self-control? What does having self-control mean to the Biblical Entrepreneur? How do you maintain your control? Do you realize that the number one cause of sin in the life of most Christians is not the devil b ...

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Meekness

“Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.” — Numbers 12:3 What does it mean to be meek?  How do we see meekness demonstrated in the Bible?  How can we practice meekness? The eighth characteristic of the Fruit of the Spirit is gentleness, which is also known as meekness. Many people in the world confuse meekness with weakness. Even Jim Collins, one of the grea ...

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Faithfulness

“Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” — I Corinthians 4:2 How would you rate your faithfulness? What are the attributes of faithfulness? What are the benefits of being faithful? In the early days of my ministry I went through a wilderness experience. I was tempted to leave the local church where I came to Christ and was discipled. A pastor friend of mine gave me some of the best ...

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Goodness

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” — Galatians 5:22-23 What does God call good?  How do you walk in goodness?  What are the benefits of walking in goodness? Goodness is the sixth characteristic of the Fruit of the Spirit. At first glance it seems like there is not much difference between ...

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Kindness

“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” — Ephesians 4:32 Do you ever wonder why people are not more kind?  How is your external kindness towards others a manifestation of your internal happiness?  What are the seven acts of kindness you should practice daily? You may have heard the expression "God don't like ugly" when someone does something unk ...

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