Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life” (Pro 4:23)

Our hearts are hard to understand. They are the wellspring of emotion, feelings, motivators, and passions. We can damage our hearts by exposing them to the wrong influences, and they can be deceptive.

Whilst the emotionless leader is an anathema to a servant hearted leader, we should have wisdom to ensure we engage emotionally in an appropriate way.

This Scripture tells us that everything we do flows from our hearts. Wow, now that is something we just do not understand. Even what we say is influenced as “out of our hearts our mouths speak” (Mat 12:34).

Be careful of potentially destructive relationships in your business and private world and do your utmost to protect your heart. It is obviously an important part to protect.

Quick Prayer: Help me guard my heart, Jesus. Amen.

Big Problems

Big Problems

“A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the strength of its confidence.” (Pro 21:22)

Every so often in business we face big problems. These are not the ordinary things of life but those massive, almost overwhelming problems that rarely impact us but that can be very intimidating. This is when we really need the wisdom of God. Let Him lay down the strategy, and in His strength, you can overcome and pull down the mighty stronghold.

Take the time to wait on Him for an answer. Often a big problem causes an immediate response from us. We want to act because we feel doing nothing is ignoring the problem. Taking time to hear from God can result in a suitable response empowered by the God Who overcomes.

When the problem is big, we have to rely on Him, knowing that only He can get us through. When it is overcome, God gets the glory, and our faith grows knowing He has intervened on our behalf.

Quick Prayer: Give me the wisdom to overcome this big problem, Lord. Amen.