Order

“But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” (1 Cor 14:40)

I quite like a bit of chaos—the thrill of chasing down a deadline and the adrenalin of everyone pulling out all stops to achieve a goal. It is probably not a positive trait, but it is partly how I am wired. If everything is too orderly, I feel uncomfortable.

However, I am not saying chaos is a good thing. We should have an orderly approach because this is a much more effective way of working. All things in order and in their correct place, while a little sterile, is definitely a better way to go.

There is a way that is fitting. This speaks to me of the correct way to do a particular task—one that is the best fit for the objective. In order to achieve that, we need to think about our approach and be a little less reactionary. I think that may be a Godly approach to business.

Quick Prayer: Help me bring some Spirit-led order to my business. Amen.

Structure

“It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss.” (Dan 6:1–2)

There is one law of leadership that many entrepreneurs never quite master. If you do not clearly structure by responsibility and empower those people to make decisions, you will not grow your business.

When we are given any level of responsibility, fulfilling it with diligence does not mean doing it all ourselves. Leveraging team relationships and structuring authority coupled with clear objectives, division of responsibility, clear, demonstrable goals, and the articulation of an inclusive vision will all lead to success.

Quick Prayer: Help me order and structure well those under my authority. Amen.