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As people who read this blog on a regular basis know, I am a Christian wife and mother. I often face difficult situations and I am never defeated at heart because I have faith to rely upon. Often when we face difficult situations, we have no way of knowing how to solve the problem or how to survive until a situation presents itself. It is at these times that faith is the most important and most valuable tool we have. Faith keeps us close to God from whom all our strength and power and solutions come. My faith is ridiculous because it has no bounds and knows no limitations. At the same time it is serious because it is based in a God that never fails.
Entrepreneurs often think religion has no place in the office. They think the idea of separation of church and state should apply to the workplace. That way of doing things works for some people, but not for me. My faith is wrapped up in all I am and in all I do. I do not separate my faith from the work I do. I pray for the success of my business. I pray for guidance when I make business decisions. I try to behave in ways that are consistent with the tenants of my faith. It makes me a better business person.
I do not try to convert my employees, business partners or customers to my religion. I live my life as I see fit and encourage those around me to live their lives as they see fit. It reminds me of a scene from the move The Matrix, I will paraphrase here for you.
Neo: I do not believe as you do.
Morpheus: My belief does not require that you do.
The next time you think about your religious beliefs and your religion, think about the ways you can use your religion to be a better entrepreneur. After all, our faith should make us stronger, better and more successful. Let’s start living our business lives as if we believe this to be the case.
On this thrilling day, show a little faith in God and it will take you where you need to go. I do and I am never disappointed. The question for you this thrilling day is what miraculous thing would you like to see happen today in your business.