Faith and Business 101: Relax

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. – Psalm 27:14

Many times in my career I’ve tried to push for my own way. I have learned the hard way that any time I try to push my own agenda, it ends up backfiring and God is not honored. The Lord wants us to wait on Him and seek His will for our lives. This applies in business situations, too. Sometimes we want something that seems good and right…and other people in our lives thinks it’s good and right, too. But I think more often than not, God knows otherwise… and what seems good and right to us, would only end up hurting us down the road.

I am in a situation right now where all I can do is wait and pray. My desire seems good and right to me and to others, but I know that God is asking me to wait. So, I have two choices: I can either push my own agenda or I can relax and wait on the Lord. I’m choosing the latter this time. And as I wait, I’m going to take heart knowing that God works all things together for my good…and he sees all the way down my road.

Here’s your Faith and Business 101 assignment for this week: Seek the Lord! Bring all your desires and hopes for your family and for your business and lay them at His feet. He cares about the big and the small: from what career path you take as a whole, to the advertisers you choose to do business with. Ask the Lord to show you where you are pushing your own agenda. Ask Him for strength and peace as you wait on Him for answers.

I used this verse last week, but it applies again here: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 NIV We can prep and plan until our blackberries are beeping and our day planner’s are bursting but none of it is honoring to God if we aren’t seeking Him first and waiting on His timing.

Relax. God loves you desperately…and He sees all the way down your road!

Until next time…


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  1. Debbie on September 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Good stuff – great advice! Bring it all to Him before we get caught in a tangle of rushed business deals, bad decisions, and regrets!!! He will guide us with His Purpose and provide for us in His Timing!

  2. Mary Lutz on October 1, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I’ve been feeling God saying to me lately also to be content…relax and wait on His perfect timing.

    I’ve also been praying for His guidance where my business is concerned. He knows our financial need and as a work at home mom, I want and need His direction over my business.

    Thanks for the great post!

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