MAtthew 15:8 as a career strategy

Posted: July 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

So it looks like I’m supposed to have a new job. What’s that like? I haven’t worked for anybody in 25 years…just for myself. That’s worked out pretty good right? I have a slew of credentials to prove it don’t I? Well that was sort of the problem, the thing…the blessing…whatever. See this new company, a music television network, noticed those credentials and thought it might be a good idea to harness that to their new ideas. Well I’m excited? Scared? Hopeful? A little of all those. What I’ve really noticed though is that when you are creating a new company, from scratch, I’m not sure how you would do it without the Lord on your side. I find myself breaking into spontaneous prayer, and consulting God at odd times in the day. It has truly made me lean more completely on him. In fact, as I have been going through a separate set of issues that He has been taking me through, I’ve noticed just how little I had been relying on Him before. I know I have gifts. It’s so easy to just give lip service to the Lord, and then just control the situation yourself. In my line of work, it all so much depends on my talent and my opinions. A while back, I told a pastor friend of mine, “You can either operate in the power of the gift or you can operate in the power of the Holy Spirit.” I don’t have to trust God…but I so want to. I know that I can do it on my own…but if I do that and “succeed”… I will have failed. If this new gig teaches me nothing other than that, then it’s the right job for me.

Matt 15:8 These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

  1. pop says:

    great revealing words. The five talented members of the body have the hardest time with this. The 1 talent folks just want to dig a hole and bury it! owch.But the HS will get his way.

    cor. 15:45b ” the last adam bacame the life giving spirit.

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