As a christian, I try as much as possible to live by the Golden Rule and trust God as my source for strength and guidance. Philippians 4:6 states “Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.” (Bible)
This might sound familiar to some of you, right? At the same time, I'm very much aware that being christian does not exempt me from trials and tough times. To the contrary, God promises to see us through hardship and even overcome these triumphantly.
As an entrepreneur, I endeavour to practice what I preach. Use my God-given common sense to handle matters with diligence and intelligence. I’m also honored to work with highly skilled professionals whose trust and respect I enjoy. I'm humbled.
That said, at a certain point things got messed up for ‘xyz’ reasons. After doing all that lies in my power, lifting up my voice and soul to my source, “upstairs” seems scarily quiet. Days, weeks, months are passing by, with no sign of change for the better. Deep down I’m confident that God in one way or the other will provide, but don’t ask me when nor how. So now I'm anxious, worried, and frustrated. I feel paralyzed.
Should I maintain my trust in God as my boss, or should I fire him and quit? What business has God in my business anyway, and does He even care if I fail or faint?
Fortunately, expenses of my business are at a minimum, and my small staff does not depend solely on me for their daily bread. But I'm quite uncomfortable not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Yes, I know who holds tomorrow, but just singing and saying this, doesn't pay the bills. So get up Jesus, time is running out! ;-)
Now what I've learned from past experiences, is that God works in marvelous and mysterious ways. Situations that are seemingly simple, foolish or even impossible can be transformed in such a super natural way, leaving no question or doubt in one’s mind as to who gets the praise, glory and honor. I'm a living witness to that.
I'm hoping for an Abraham-Isaac experience as in Genesis 22. God was right on time!Tirzah