For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. – Proverbs 2:6-11 (NIV)
Are you in search of being on top of your game? Perhaps you want to make your mark in history by being the leader in your industry. Odds are, you’re tired of being average and overlooked. Perhaps you have even taken worldly advice by studying the behaviors of those who have proven to be the most successful.
Nevertheless, regardless of arena that you’re trying to lead, Jesus is the ultimate business partner. Studying the behaviors of those with a proven success rate has its place but even still, this only gives input based on what’s worked in the past. Only Jesus has a vantage point based on what will grant you success in the future whereas, things of old are behind us and the new is at hand.
Even still, as we’re in hot pursuit of being a step above the rest, we must examine our motive. If we’re simply trying to gain notoriety and accumulate wealth for ourselves, it will prove to be futile. The most important goal in life is to live out our God-given purpose for existence and to carry it out on purpose. So long as our motive is in alignment with God’s will, He delights in giving us information from His vantage point so that we can succeed.
Lord, thank You for being my Ultimate Business Partner who has insight on things to come. I commit to a standing appointment with You every morning before I encounter the people You desire for me to reach and impact. I realize that my skill set is merely a tool that gives me a reason to interact with others so that Your love, mercy and grace can radiate through me and impact their lives, all for Your glory.