Proverbs 10:22 says that, “The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.”
You see there have been many times in my own business career when I had a great opportunity presented to me- and that if I pursued it, I could make a lot of money.
But on many of these occasions, something just didn’t feel right quite right- so I didn’t do them. Now I couldn’t always put my finger on it- but deep down inside I knew something was wrong. You see I have this saying that “sometimes you just know in your knower.”
Now what do I mean by that?
Well call it intuition, ESP, or just a “gut feeling,” Whatever you like. But I do believe that sometimes God speaks to us through“deep down feeling” weather or not we should do something. You know, you just “know in your knower!”
Maybe you can relate?
I was recently talking to a business leader who was struggling with a major decision in their company. There was this deal that was near completion and this deal was going to add a lot of money to the company’s bottom line. Only problem, there was something about this deal that just wasn’t setting right with them.
Now this leader shared with me that although a lot of money could be made and a lot of employees would see their incomes increased, there was just something not right about the deal. Now this person was actually losing sleep over the situation.
So we talked about it- we read the Scripture together-and the conclusion was that if the opportunity was truly coming from the Lord- there would be complete peace in it. There would be no discomfort. And the truth was- this person was not feeling inner peace.
Well how about you?
Is there a major decision or opportunity that you’re facing right now- but something’s just not quite right?
Maybe you can’t fully describe the feeling- but you just know that you shouldn’t do it.
Maybe it’s a personal decision or a business one but you’re struggling with it and you just don’t have peace.
Remember, God’s blessing adds no trouble to it-
So go with that decision that gives you God’s real peace. When you do this you will be applying the Truth@Work.
- 1What does this message say to you?
- 2In decisions that you have coming up-how do you feel about them? Do you have a peace in your decisions?
- 3What can you learn from choices you’ve made in the past when you had a bad feeling about the choice?
Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.