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Comment by Linda S Fitzgerald on July 14, 2010 at 8:54pm
As a believing woman in the marketplace with a mandate to be open to all women; all walks of life; all faiths or none at all - I've learned that being the Gospel is the greatest evangelism we can do. We are seeing women make significant change in their lives because we simply encourage & enrich them as who they are.

I had an awesome comment made today by a woman I've just met who is coming into our organization. She spoke how she had come to value herself and what she has to offer after just four meetings with us. I was reminded how Jesus affirmed folks and they were healed of their infirmities.

If we can't always act a perfect role as a believer, best not to blatantly advertise it to the world (like when I'm driving the interstate & a 16-wheeler cuts me off. I'm hardly the Gospel in that moment!). Folks will know there's something different about us and the Lord willing - will say something to us. At that moment we can speak our truth because PAPA has opened the door.

Just my thoughts as I think about being a believing woman in the marketplace pursuing my passion & ultimate purpose.
Comment by Nana Attobrah on July 14, 2010 at 4:38am
I'm not a business man, I'm jobless, My life at the moment is in shambles, family scattered, presently in a painful wilderness walk. Given myself to Christ, studying intensively, got baptized into Christ. All what I pray for is, if there are any willing sons and daughters of God out there who feel touched, please help me start over. It's true that every problem contains the seeds of its own solution; but sometimes we need a helping hand. Who out there will be willing to just do that? Thanks to you all.
Comment by Linda S Fitzgerald on July 12, 2010 at 7:27am
PAPA gave me the mandate for our empowered women's organization as a very clear directive on May 8, 2006. I know the cloak & mantle I wear, although not always an easy 'fit'.

I look to Him daily to get direction and to learn if I'm "on track" with His desires. I know all too well that if I'm not, He will make course corrections. And sometimes, such adjustments are not easy nor comfortable.

However, if I don't permit Him to do so, then I can be replaced!
Comment by Michael Richter on July 12, 2010 at 3:29am
Thanks Os,

to be honest: I need this kind of encouragement - to lean on the LORD and now one else - permanently again and again.

Sure, I know it by heart and on 4/12/1998 HE personally told me: 'From today I am fully your LORD'.

He confirmed this by giving my wife the verse John 4:26. She first had to look what is written there and found HIS words to the woman: 'Its me, who is speaking to you'

But nevertheless, when striving to keep the family running with all the fixed cost bound to it, it needs pernanent encouragement.

Thanks again and blessings to you and all - Michael
Comment by Os Hillman on July 11, 2010 at 7:58am
Here are some thoughts on being led by God as entreprenuers.

"No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save" (Psalm 33:16-17).

The Bible tells us not to put our confidence in things the world considers to be our protection, defense, or strength. However, the man or woman who does not perform well on the job is left behind in today's competitive world. Not only is this typical of the world at large, but even many Christians promote the importance of identifying our strengths and encourage us to move in them to accomplish God's will. Yet, throughout the Bible, we are discouraged from depending upon our own strengths. Instead, we are urged to rely totally upon the Lord.

God wants us to depend upon Him, and He demonstrates this throughout Scripture. For example, in Judges 7, God wouldn't let Gideon fight against another army until he reduced his own from 22,000 soldiers to a mere 300, so that Gideon could not boast about his army's strength. In Joshua 6, God told Joshua to walk around Jericho seven times and blow trumpets instead of relying upon his mighty army to overpower his enemy. In 2 Samuel 24, God judged David when he counted his troops to determine the size of his army's strength, apparently because David took the census out of pride or overconfidence in the strength of his army.

On the other hand, Jesus instructed the disciples in due diligence through the parable of the builder, who is cautioned to consider the cost before beginning to build. "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish'" (Luke 14:28-30).
Comment by Nana Attobrah on July 11, 2010 at 5:47am
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be in contact with entrepreneurs who use God's principles to do business. I'm not a business man, just an ordinary curious person who is seeking to learn from you my seniors. God writes straight but uses crooked lines, and who knows the reason why I'm here.
Maybe one day, I will also be like you guys.
Comment by Clyde Reid on July 4, 2010 at 3:14pm
Anna,
I am glad my information was helpful. If you keep Christ as the head of your business, your #1 advisor and partner you can not go wrong.
Many Blessings,
Clyde
Comment by Anna Hansson on July 4, 2010 at 8:19am
Clyde,
Thank you for your insightful answer. A christian friend of mine anointed me and my business with a second friend and then I anointed my work area and my home, and yes, praise the Lord, he provided insight, blessings as well as changes that needs to be made. He is now my number One Leader of my/ His business.
Comment by Maggie Kress on June 29, 2010 at 5:16pm
I have made God as my number One Leader in my business. My prayer is for him to send me the people he wants me to meet and give me the words he wants me to say.

My business is not not my sole income. In todays times, it takes more than years ago. Responsibilities come in my dooor that I must handle and he shows me the way to do just that. It is never easy but if the trust and faith is there, he will lead me the right way.

I have not had this way of thinking most of my life. I am now 73 years old and legally blind and my todays trust and faith in God leads me in the right direction. This true following of God has only happened to me in the past 3 years. I always loved him and knew who he was and worshiped him but I did not have the relationship with him that I have today. It is a feeling of security that I have never felt before.

My business today is a slow builder. After it is built, I will be able to reap the rewards without working so hard. My business puts me in touch with people from all over the world. These people have different needs. I get to know them and build a relationship of trust first. If they are already in a buisiness, I can offer them help in lots of ways. This is all done Free. Meeting and gaining friendship with them is worth more than any money I can receive. If they are perhaps wanting to find a business that has ethics, integrity and christian values, I will introduce them to my business.

We call this building relationships first and partners second. I have been in a few network marketing business before but I could not make them work and did not have the leadership I have today. I know God has lead me to this business and in His time, it will grow. The money would be helpful but not foremost in my mind. Staying active at my age and sharing the wonderful goodness of God is more important.

I have found that finding the goodness in others is my way to success. I love what I am doing today and I know God is my number one leader. His leadership will never lead you wrong.

I put an article up on the forum yesterday that was written by a major leader in my business. It is titled A True Leader. He presents it the way a leader should be. Please go to that articel and read it. I feel it will inspire you in your business.

Leave me comments on what you think. My major key is God is First in my Life and in my Business. With that mindset, You Cannot Fail.

God Bless
Maggie Kress
417-426-5931
wwjd1@tds.net
Comment by al caperna on June 29, 2010 at 8:58am
my close group of Christian business leaders have been a source of encourgement to me for over 25 years, it is good to connect with more.
 

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