Much of modern Christian businesses’ operation is ‘Ishmael’ – born not of God and maintained by self. God is not interested in your success as much as He is in your death, so that HIS success can be realised through you!
This is why the Church has such little impact – there are too many marketplace believers who have not yet died to themselves so that Christ can live fully through them.
“At that time, however, the son born by the flesh persecuted the son born by the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does the Scripture say? “Expel the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”
– Genesis 4:28-29
When believers come to the end of themselves, they will find the beginning of God for their lives. They will live through the power of the Holy Spirit and begin to see the reality of a living Gospel that truly impacts lives, workplaces, cities and nations.
“Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for he grants sleep to those he loves” Ps 127:1-2.
How do business leaders die so that Christ can become their ground zero?
It usually takes a crisis of notable proportions for most people to relinquish the control of their lives.
It means we come to the end of ourselves and our striving to control the events in our lives and we finally come to the place where we can say, “Lord, I surrender. Please take full control of my life.”
“I tell you the truth unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” John 12:24-26.
Have you come to this place with God in your life?
Let Go of Control and Let God Make You a Success His way!