I’ve been asked many times throughout my career if I am a pastor. And since I am not ordained, I respond in the negative. But I am a minister. And for that matter, so are you. Because your business is God’s business.
What you do for a living matters to God. While God wants some of us to become pastors, He does not want all of His kids to become pastors. He wants some of us to be involved in the business world. By serving Him in business, we can be ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) to those we work with, those we work for, and those who work for us.
God wants you to do your work so that others see Him in your work. You do that best when you conduct yourself as a person of integrity. God wants you to do the right thing even if no one is there to check up on you. He wants you to use, what Proverbs 16:11 (NIV) calls, “honest scales.”
Based on Proverbs 16:11, here are three reasons why “honest scales” are important in God’s business.
When your life is on overdrive, how do you find time to grow spiritually? How do you spend time with God if your daily schedule is so brutal that it’s hard to find time to catch your breath?
There is still a way to find peace in the midst of the storm. You can rest in God even when your schedule is not restful.
Here are three thoughts to consider to help you grow spiritually, even if you have no time.
Do you worry about about your children? How about money? Do your possessions worry you too?
If your children, money and possessions are all given to you by God, then why do you worry about them?
Here are three ways to have more peace about what God has given you.
How are we supposed to live today?
Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreath; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. (Psalm 39:4-5)
I don’t know about you, but this verse doesn’t make me think about death. It makes me think about life.
It makes me take a sober account of my days. So that I can live the life God wants for me.
I don’t have time to waste. I need to understand who I am and what I’m here to do. So I can leave the legacy God wants me to leave.
I look forward to the day that my race is run. I am eager to live with God for eternity. But I know I have a lot to do until then.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Let’s get busy.