119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow His directions, doing your best to find Him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road He set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now You expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course You set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with Your counsel. I thank You for speaking straight from Your heart;
While I appreciate the great business books and subject matter experts out here, let’s not confuse the wind from the sails..
Our “sails” are set by Him.
As you read this message, do you find yourself setting your course or speaking to the wind, “peace be still.”
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.Acts 4:11
12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.Mark 9:12
When God SET’s you, it doesn’t matter what it looks like on the surface. It may look like you are set at naught (set at the Zero Mark) ONLY if you are comparing yourself to someone else.
When God sets you there is no other fingerprint like yours on the planet.
Like Bamboo, which may show little to no growth in the first few years, (where it may seem like you are down for the count,) your growth has a set time (because you are set and marked by God) and it will have a sudden growth.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
There is nothing wrong with Business Planning, however, it can NEVER assume or replace the role of our Divine plan.
In marketing, the gurus will say, “it is important to identify your niche, develop a strategy to pursue your niche.” That may be a fact, but the truth of the matter is, when our Divine Plan is in play, instead of pursuing (seeking after) our niche, the pursued, now becomes, the seeker.
The seeker then comes to our light (aka order) along with “kings,” who in the business plan will be refereed to under the financial strategy section.
Disclaimer: Am I saying, “do not write a business plan? “Absolutely Not.”
What I am saying is it is more important that we SET our eyes on Entropy (the change in state from order to disorder) than Economy.
Philippians 1:66being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Can one be confident even though he lacks self confidence? Great question. My answer is Absolutely, positively, YES!
Here is why?
Have you ever searched on websites such as www.YouTube.com or www.WikiHow.com to find our the steps to solve a problem? You discover the steps, solve the problem, and, with your proud self, you let everyone know you did not have to call a specialist to solve your problem.
Well, if WikiHow and YouTube can provide you that level of confidence, how much more the God of the universe (who knows our problems before we can even call on him) can demonstrate to us?
If you find yourself frustrated, hitting the proverbial brick wall on solving your problem, maybe it’s time to press ReSET and seek the one who is the author and finisher of our confidence.
Let my long road be your shortcut. Pressing that ReSET button has NEVER failed me.
What aresa do you find yourself frustrated at this time? Here is your first step to solving your problem.
STEP 1: Note that it is not an area you have a problem …… it is simply a step along the staircase.