"Working for Christ"

“Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.” (Matthew 5:1-2, NIV)


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The thrill of victory can be intoxicating. In business, winning is pretty straightforward: You generate profit, get promoted, and make more money.

What does winning actually mean for our families? The measure of success in business is identified by riches, power and fame, but our family’s success demands generosity, service, and humility. Winning in our home means turning the other cheek and loving others as we love ourselves.

If winning as a believer means growing in relationship with God and drawing others into relationship with Him, then we need to continually check whether our actions reflect that goal. Failing to put our family first, treating subordinates and/or coworkers as inferiors, and being political or divisive…

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  1. bgddyjim said:

    I understand where you’re coming from with the business environment, but it isn’t necessarily that bad either. Sure I have to generate a profit to remain in business, but my willingness to risk everything I own on a daily basis helps a lot of families. There is nothing wrong with profit, I deserve a paycheck just as much as my dozens of workers do, no?

    As far as fame and power goes, that’s the Hollywood version of success. For the vast majority of small businesses, like mine, our fame is getting to work hours that would have employees whining about how barbaric we are. Our fortune is never taking a real vacation again until we’ve sold the company and retired. The one thing I won’t worry about on judgment day is when we get to the business interview. 😉

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