What does that mean?
Well, for me, it means living my life and running my business under Christian beliefs and practices. Living my life as an example, I suppose you could say.
I know that my success, everything I have and everything I am, has come from Jesus Christ and allowing Him to be the Lord of my life which of course includes my business.
I truly appreciate the freedoms we have to choose our faith and practice it openly. It’s one of the great things about America.
I appreciate that we can work together, help each other, build organizations and teams that are made up of various faiths, and not judge or be biased against one another because we have a different opinion about religion. What I share here are simply my views and opinions but I don’t judge anyone else for theirs. Everyone has the right to believe what they want and I respect that, totally.
I’m a born-again Christian, meaning, a follower of Jesus Christ. I believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, crucified on the cross, He died, paying the price for MY sins. I believe on the third day He arose and is coming back again. He’s my personal Savior. I look to the Holy Scriptures (The Bible) as my guide and handbook for living the best life I can.
Does being a Christian mean I’m perfect?
Absolutely not! Far from it my friend!
I’m just forgiven by Jesus, and that’s the good news!
So, what does this have to do with my business?
I just believe that in life, Christians should not hide their faith. And if it’s my belief, then I will practice that throughout all areas of my life, including my business.
I believe that being a Christian mentor simply means that I choose to apply the Biblical teachings on a daily basis, not only in my personal life, but also as they apply to my business. Treat people right, do them right, believe in them and use my Christian principles in all things.
— Not being ashamed of, or hide, my Christian faith in the workplace.
— Praying for my business partners and their families in the quiet of my heart.
— Praying for wisdom to know how to lead and serve others.
—Trusting that God will bring into my lives, those he wants me to interact with.
— Looking for His blessings throughout each day and giving Him the credit and acknowledgement.
— Being honest with everyone.
— Doing my best and knowing that the Lord will do the rest because I’m far from knowing it all and being able to do it all without his strength.
—Don’t worry or stress.
— To not talk about others in a negative way, participate in gossip and slander.
—To accept people for who they are and where they’re at.
—To encourage and lift up those I come in contact with.
—To be my authentic self, accepting myself for who I am and where I’m at, always striving to be better and a commitment to continue that growth.
—To do the things I tell others to do
— To show up in my business even when I don’t feel like it and rely on Jesus for strength
— To not mislead anyone but always share the truth about what it takes to succeed
—To acknowledge that God gives to each a gift and talent and to help others recognize that in themselves.
—To let others know how wonderfully they are made and are priceless.
—To be patient and kind with people
—To take the mistakes and ‘life happens’ stuff that I’ve experienced and allow God to turn that around and use for good.
—To be an inspiration to others, that they may see Christ through me.
—To succeed in business and help others do the same.
The list can probably go on and on. But this gives you an idea of my thought process as I go through each day. I look to my Lord every day for guidance in my business.
Every day I pray that I gain some new experience, or insight or thought, or understanding to apply in my business.
In my mentorship and working with business partners, I hope that my actions speak louder than words.
I don’t preach to my business partners, customers, and those I come in contact with, but rather I pray that my actions, how I treat people, the words and tone of my voice I use, the patience I demonstrate, the genuine way that I care, these are the ways that I show I love the Lord.
I hope my life is simply a reflection of Jesus. And boy do I blow it sometimes! I get angry, hurt, frustrated, overtired and cranky just like everyone else. And sometimes, well, I have a really off day. And sometimes truthfully, it’s a little harder to be what I know I should be, but I do my best to be the leader and mentor for those who come across my path.
I’m glad each new day, each new hour, each new minute is a chance to say “I’m sorry” and move on. There’s such freedom and security and hope in Christ.
If you don’t know Jesus and the freedom in life He gives, or His unconditional love and forgiveness, I invite you to read the Scriptures and learn more about Him. I can’t imagine going through life without Him. I can’t imagine running a business without Him. Seek Him out and He’ll show up and reveal His faithfulness in your life.
I’m cheering you on my friend and so is Jesus!
Have an awesome faith filled day!
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