“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” (Heb 3:7–8)

God can talk to us in many ways, but it is up to us to choose to listen. First we must shift our hearts and open our minds and spirits to expect to hear from Him.

If you want insight in business, if you want to know what to expect in the future, and if you want to know how to adjust your life to align with the will of God, spend some time with Him. But be willing to change. He will surprise you and soften your heart.

Come to Him in expectation. He is vitally interested in you and your work life. If you haven’t experienced this truth, go to Him and ask Him to reveal it to you. You may well get a life-changing revelation.

Quick Prayer: Soften my heart, and help me to hear You, Jesus. Amen.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” (Mat 28:19)

This is the ultimate vision and the ultimate goal—pure, simple, and compelling. All our efforts, focus, and resources need to be subjugated to this clarion call.

Alignment to this vision unlocks all the power and resources of God. Why? Because this is His command to us. He came to seek and save the lost. When we disciple, we move a person from hearing the gospel to living a life that demonstrates true transformation. We double our impact as others come to a level of maturity that ensures they are capable of leading and discipling others.

What are we doing to impact our businesses for God? As we influence those around us, we will impact communities, cities, and ultimately nations.

Quick Prayer: Let my life count and have an impact for You. Amen.

Do Your Staff Members Know Where They Are Going?

Do Your Staff Members Know Where They Are Going?

“The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there.” (Acts 19:32)

How cohesive is your team? If you asked them to articulate their main purpose or the company’s key goals, could they tell you what they were?

A creative environment with lots of open opinions should be valued. A culture where differing positions are not only tolerated but encouraged is rare yet desirable. However, a process of decision-making based on specific, demonstrable goals and outcomes, underpinned by clear jurisdictions and authorities, is critical to contain this vibrancy in a cohesive structure.

When you place potential in an enabling structure, there is a synthesis that produces a multiplier effect. Take the emotion, innovation, and creative passion and place it in a structure to guide and channel that power, not one to contain and constrain it. The motivation for structure is as important as the structure itself.

All this has to be undergirded by crystal-clear leadership, sounding a definitive note, bringing an end to confusion of direction.

Quick Prayer: Help me to give clarity of leadership. Amen.

Do I Communicate Our Vision Well?

Do I Communicate Our Vision Well?

“And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly].” (Hab 2:2 AMP)

Here are some great aspects to how our vision should be presented:

Written: If it is in your head, no one can see it.

Plain: Keep it very simple so that it is memorable.

Everyone: Make it available to all.

Passes: Keep it accessible and in plain view.

Read: Did I already mention written?

Easily: You don’t need big words to be credible.

Quickly: Short is good.

How clear is your vision statement, company idea or purpose, or whatever you choose to call it?

Test it against the mandate above. There is a lot of Godly wisdom in a plain, simple, easily read, available, clear vision.

God gave us one: “Go into all the world and make disciples of all men.”

Quick Prayer: Lord, please give me clarity and the ability to articulate it effectively. Amen.