Are You Working for Man?
“A person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.” Romans 2:29
A few months ago, I was chastised for asking my team if they had prayer requests. Prior to that, I heard about how ridiculous it was for other people to bring up their faith and God when it came to business matters, and that I would lose business if my faith offended someone.
Being fairly new to the business world, I did my best to keep things separate, but it was always in the back of my mind how wrong it felt to not give praise to God for any successes. During my years of teaching, being a person of faith was always encouraged, so I had no idea it was going to be different in a business setting.
Now that I’ve stood up for my beliefs, this verse really hits home. You see, I was looking for man to praise me, instead of making sure that I was giving glory to God.
If you lose business because of your beliefs, do not fret, because in time people will see that you are a person who does not compromise, and that is far more valuable then one who flip flops with every person who walks through the door.
Stand firm – you are not in this alone.