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Faith is not always “charge!”

We had an all staff meeting today at Dare 2 Share and Greg shared an idea with us that caused me to pause.  He said, “Faith is not always ‘charge!'”  The idea behind this statement is that often times in our faith journey to move forward and grow doesn’t mean that we will always be charging ahead.  It could be the exact opposite – we need to take a few steps back in order to move forward.  I don’t disagree with this statement at all.  There are several verses in the Bible that express this same idea:

Exodus 14:14 “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Psalm 37:7 “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
       do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
       when they carry out their wicked schemes.”

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God;
       I will be exalted among the nations,
       I will be exalted in the earth.”

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Mark 6:31 “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

All of this to say I understand that “faith is not always ‘charge!'”  What caused me to pause and ponder this today was the journey that I am currently on – pursuing the calling to successfully merge ministry and business to exponentially advance the Kingdom of God!  Does this same idea apply to the business world? Can you make the same statement about a business or an organization?  Is it a rational idea to say, “business is not always ‘charge!'”?  I would love your thoughts on what seems to a paradox and tension between the two worlds that I live in: ministry and business.

A heart for Jesus and a mind for business,

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One Response

  1. I know nothing about business, but I would think it would be an applicable principle…but maybe not on a wide scale level. What I love about Apple is that they charge ahead with some parts of their business, while they rework other parts. A great example is the tablet they’re supposed to be releasing soon. They failed miserably with their first entry into the market. Charged forward with other ventures (ipod, iphone, etc), and now after a downtime with tablet computing have started to charge forward with it again…presumably better this time around.

    I think it could be a good principle to apply to businesses.

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