Why is everyone so angry?

It seems that, on the news, everyone is angry about something. Whether it is the color of someone’s skin or someone’s beliefs that doesn’t fit with their idea of the “right” religion. What is the cause of all of this drama and angst in our lives today?

Everyone that is shown on the news these days seems to have a “bone to pick” with someone about something, regardless of the stupidity of the “bone” in question! What is causing all of these issues to bubble to the surface, some of them for little more than the color of someone’s shoes!!

This is the twenty-first century so why all of these childish acts of violence which end with the loss of a life, sometimes more than one? The reason is that our world is changing in belief systems, character traits and religion or no religion at all. Some might say that I am causing the problem with my website promoting belief in Jesus, but in all honesty, He is the solution not the problem.

We are born with an innate desire to know, to learn, to be more than we are and yet we don’t know how or even why. Our parents and grandparents had the same problem, but in some of their lives they learned to follow their beliefs in right and wrong which they got from their parents but originated in God’s Word. In our world today, we have lost that.

For the past fifty years or so we have endeavored to remove any trace of Christian religion from our lives. The Bible and prayer were taken from public schools in the early ’60’s and test scores plummeted as a result. Teenage pregnancy began its rise at this time and hasn’t stopped yet. In all honesty, we need Him.

In our businesses and in our personal lives, we need God. He needs to be in the middle of your life’s decisions, good or bad, because He can bring about a change in the way that you do business and how you live your life. When other people see your life and the way that you live it, then they will see that there really is something to this Christianity thing that some people have.

What can you do? Well, it is fairly easy, just begin to read God’s Word. In the New Testament, the book of Romans is a good starting place; in the Old Testament, I would start off with Proverbs first and branch out from there. Pray about what you are reading, even if you have never prayed before, God is listening and He always hears a seeker. Give your troubles to Him, but be warned, He only works on His timetable not yours. Your answers will come, but if you decide to truly wait on Him then they may be slow according to you. But they will be right on time according to God’s timing.

Your business and your life will benefit greatly from having God as the center and many other people will benefit as well. Pray for His guidance in your life and in your business life too and you will see a major change, and it and you will be better because of His wisdom.

Think about it. 🙂

Politically correct all the way to what?

“We’ve been told to be careful. But we’re going to be careful all the way to Communism if we don’t start standing up and saying ‘no.’”

Political correctness is great, at times, but today it is being used as a way to beat people over the head for their beliefs. Especially Christians. It seems that many people are pushing the belief in God out of their lives or away from their lives altogether. Why? Belief in Him is not a crutch!

Why am I getting into this on a site which is supposed to give advice to business owners? Because, God’s Word contains so much advice to people who run businesses and how to live your life successfully. Truthfully, I am a pastor and I am tasked with telling people about God’s plan for their lives but your business life is also important to Him as well.

I know that some would ask, “Why would God care about my business?” Simply put, it is because He cares about you and those who frequent your business whether it is a brick and mortar business or online. Success in life and in business takes a lot of determination and drive but it also takes a toll on your life in more ways than many people imagine. You are constantly in the front because of being the owner of the business, you are in charge of all of the purchasing decisions, it is your name that is on the line when something goes wrong ultimately.

This kind of stress can wear a person down in ways that, frankly, we were not created to handle on our own. So, what can we do to help ourselves in this situation? Really, not much unless you are a so-called “Type A personality”. Who can help us in our time of crisis or just in everyday operations? Our co-workers can if we learn to delegate authority by allowing them to take some of the burden. Your spouse can help by being supportive in your area of business.

All of these people can assist you in taking some of the stress off of your shoulders, if you will let them. But what or Who can you or will you turn to when the stress builds, as it always seems to do, and it seems that nobody can help you?

You know the times. A deadline is approaching or you have a client that is getting restless. Suppliers and shipping problems compound the issues because you have no control over them or their schedules. Do you have an outlet for this kind of stress? Some people turn to alcohol or drugs but this only adds to the problem, it covers it up temporarily but the problem hasn’t gone away. Your only real help in this situation is God.

Oh-oh, I did it. I brought that up again. Business shouldn’t be run by God! Why not? Isn’t the church a type of business? Some large churches have many people on their staff including lawyers, secretaries, accountants so why can’t God be involved in business? God’s advice is free and available to anyone who will read and study His Word, but the advice that He gives in just one book is worth as much as a college degree.

Bring Him into your boardroom or just into your office and allow Him to change you and your business in ways that you may never have considered. Your clients will thank you for it, some may do business elsewhere but you will acquire better ones when they leave. Your business will be more stable and very likely more profitable. If it is, don’t forget to give back to God His portion. It will come back to you in ways that you might not realize.