As business owners and leaders, we spend much of our time thinking strategically. About how to best position our companies for success. Asking questions like…
What is our competitive advantage? How can we best leverage that advantage on behalf of our key stakeholders — i.e., customers, employees, shareholders, and others?
What opportunities and threats exist in the economy in general, and in our specific industry? How can we continuously improve our people, products and processes to leverage those forces for our benefit?
Christian business owners take this thinking and reasoning to the highest possible level when we consider our Ultimate Objective: Spiritual Impact.
What is the greatest Spiritual Advantage we bring the marketplace? Not for financial gain or short-term success, but for eternal wealth that is priceless?
His name is Jesus Christ.
How can we best leverage His Grace and Truth on behalf of key stakeholders in our sphere of influence? What opportunities and threats exist in the changing culture, that might serve to help or hinder our spiritual impact?
How can we continuously improve ourselves — become more of who we’ve been created and called to be — so we can fully engage the world with our Higher Calling… come what may?
Sounds so simple… Amen? Actually, it is simple. Just not easy. Or maybe it’s easier than we realize? If only we would strive less… and surrender more?
What is our most powerful WE? Our relationship with Jesus. The One we are to love with all that we are. So we can have meaning-full relationships with others… loving and leading them closer to Him.
How often do we long for shortcuts or magic pills? But He doesn’t just want outcomes — the good work He is perfecting in us. He wants the thrill of the journey with us… Amen?
What could be more thrilling than this transformative journey… from glory to glory? From Forgiveness and Healing to Deliverance and Freedom? From Wisdom and Direction to Purpose and Power?
I must tell you…I have been soaking in some deep truths lately. Simple yet profound truths that I know will empower our capacity for Kingdom Impact. Everywhere…
… including the marketplace. The one realm of society that everyone frequents every day. Where so many people are hurting and searching. In workplaces that look nothing like church buildings.
Waiting to be born and nurtured into a Forever Family they have never even dreamed existed.
My head is spinning with possibilities. Trying to integrate all the Lord is showing me… and to discern how He is calling me to bring this forth within my sphere of influence.
I’ll be writing more about all this soon. But for now, let me invite us both — you and I — to remember The Power of WE:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge [submit to] Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Can I get an Amen?
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Diana Furr, a.k.a., Abba’s Girl
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