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Seven Business Lessons from the Master

“For the Kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.” — Matthew 25:14  Are you leading your team wisely?  How well are you and your team managing the assets God placed under your care?   Are your team members utilizing their talents to their fullest potential? Wow!  Jesus has done it again.  We have gleaned so much from the story o ...

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Dare to Dream

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 What dreams do you have? Are they others focused and God centered? It was 1963 when a young minister stood on the steps of the Capitol and shared with the nation a dream that he had about the future of America.  In spite of the realities of his time, he was able to ...

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Business Assumptions

But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  Matthew 18:16 Have you developed or updated your business plan for this year?  What did you base your projections on?  Did you rely solely on external data or did you also allow your internal genius to guide you? The first business plan I ever wrote for myself was a five-year ...

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If the Lord Wills

"Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.'"~James 4:15 Are you operating in the will of God? Have you updated your plan for this year? What is your approach to planning? What if you were about to invest in a business and you asked for the presentation of a business plan, and that presentation began with “If it's the Lord’s will, we will do such and such…?” Unfortunate ...

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Born in a Manger

"And she brought forth her first Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  Luke 2:7   Where were you born or where did your idea start?  Have you limited your destiny based on where you were born?  Have you limited your vision based on where your idea started?  Who would have been aware that the baby born in a manger would grow up t ...

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No Room in the Inn

"And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7   What if you were the owner of the home or inn that Mary and Joseph visited over two thousand years ago when she was giving birth to Jesus?  Would you have made room for them?  Have you made room for Jesus in your heart, home and business this ho ...

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The Lord is My Chairman

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 What business issues are you facing? Is the lord your chairman? What concerns have you been attempting to address on your own? The chairman is the highest ranking officer on the board of a corporation. Although there is a slight difference between the board chairman of a non-profit and a for-profit organization the basic responsibilities are the same. ...

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Enemies of the Cross

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.” ~ Philippians 3:18   Are you an Enemy of the Cross?  Do you know how to recognize one? How do you avoid being one? The Apostle Paul never mixed his words.  In his writings, he was always intentional about being direct and honest.  In Philippians 3, after demonstrating his own comm ...

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Loving God

“Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’”  ~Matthew 22:37 Do you really love God?  How do you measure your love for God?  Is your love for God expressed in your relationships with those around you? During one of our coaching sessions, we evaluated how one of my clients rated various areas of his life to determine what was most im ...

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In Everything Give Thanks

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:18 What are you thankful for in this holiday season?  Have you allowed your circumstances to overwhelm your heart of gratitude?  Can you be thankful no matter your circumstances? I don’t know about you, but as the year draws to a close and I reflect on God’s goodness, all He has done on my behalf, who He is, ...

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