We all know that keys hold the power to unlock doors. So why do so many people stop short when they have the keys of the kingdom?
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19
Many people hold such power, yet let the keys rust away and go unused.
I recognize that there are many people who hold various spiritual beliefs. There are clearly many drastically opposing worldviews that are out there. I’d like to direct this post to anyone who would call themselves a Christian or a follower of God’s one and only Son, Jesus Christ. I want to talk about our use of those keys that Jesus bought us through His death on the cross.
Rita Mae Brown said that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you truly want to improve your business, you must open your mind to new ideas and different ways of doing things.
First, I should also state that the insights shared here are copyright Jason Fried & David Heinmeier, the co-authors of REWORK and the founders of 37 Signals.
Have you ever felt like you don’t know which way is up in life? Do you feel lost, and wish you knew which way to go next? If so, keep reading…
When you bring your dreams before God and truly desire His help, you have access to the heavenly Father. His compass will always point northward.
With God, you can live with purpose instead of being swayed by emotions and circumstance. If you let yourself be swayed by circumstance, you will find the turbulent winds of life blowing you to and fro. But when you seek God’s input, even though the winds may blow, your compass will only ever point one direction: north. I can personally testify to that. Beauty in daily living is harvested when you fix your eyes due north. Following God will help you navigate life.
Have you recently thought about how powerful your words are?
Today, I am reminded of how the tongue possesses immense power. As someone who tends to not lack for words, I am challenged to reflect on how I chose words, speak them, and when and how I communicate them. It is easy for me to just say what I want to say, however and whenever I say it.
Why do we think that we need to travel to a far away land to serve others best?
I admit for the first twenty-six years of my life, I had no clue what missionary work or service projects were all about. Did I do a random community service effort or help with a fundraiser here and there as I grew up? Certainly. However, in the last five years or so, my heart has been drawn to serving others in need, no matter where the country was located, what was being asked of me in regards to service, or what the conditions were like in the land I was entering…
Do you have more sales than you can handle now? Do you have an active marketing plan in place that executes even when your business hits the slow seasons?
Like a chef who is creating a new soup, you need to consider all of the ingredients that you have combined together successfully in the past, as well as all new potential combinations that you could try as you seek to create something delightful. If you want to see your company’s sales and marketing effectiveness for the upcoming year be all that it can be, then join me in the kitchen so we can talk about the potential of creating an even more tasty soup.