It was about 15 years ago when I decided to quit my job to pursue Christian ministry. I had no idea what I would do next, but I had a new-found passion for God. I was determined to live my WHOLE life for Him. Like many other well-meaning Christians, I believed that meant I had to quit my job so I could pursue Christian ministry.
I was wrong.
Take a few minutes to stop and look around at the world we live in today. In doing this, you will see that there is no shortage of images that define success for us. Regardless of the category you choose, the world peppers you with its own definition of success. The problem is that Christians should be seeking a different kind of “success” altogether. So what IS it we should seek? How is Biblical success defined for us?
I am not a mathematician, but I have always liked the simplicity of math – especially those formulas that are clear and easy to understand. Though you will not find this in any math textbook, I think I have found a formula that clearly and simply explains our lives here on earth. See if you agree.
Before I even get started on this topic, I want to make it clear that I love and respect my pastor. This article is not about him (or your pastor). Being a pastor is an extremely tough job and I could not do it. However, I believe you and I have a distinct advantage over them. This advantage, if leveraged consistently over time, can allow us to have an even greater impact for eternity!
I was recently approached with a need and opportunity to carry out a significant upgrade to our business facility. While the long term results are positive, the significant upgrade comes with a significant price tag. Assuming the need was real and the funds available, what would you expect my answer to be?
During any given day in the course of business, we may face dozens of decisions. Some are easy and others are more difficult. While many of the decisions that we face might be categorized as multiple choice, I think the more difficult ones are those that fall under the True/False or Yes/No category. If you are not careful with these decisions, you can get into trouble. How are we supposed to make these decisions?