Many people are often surprised that longsuffering is one of the characteristics of the fruit🍏 of the Spirit. The question often asked is, "What does longsuffering really mean?" It is simply to suffer for a long time⏳. So, does this mean if one is walking in the Spirit, he or she should be able to endure suffering for an extended...
Though Joseph was destined by God for greatness, he was not born ready for that greatness; he was spoiled by his father and was very naïve. 🌟
Peace Beyond Understanding
Let's look at the second characteristic of the fruit🍎 of the Spirit: peace. Peace is usually defined simply as the absence of war or other hostilities. The problem with this definition is that it suggests that unless you have external peace, you cannot have peace, while in reality, there are many instances when war and hostility are not...
Let Patience Have its Perfect Work
Patience is not an attribute that is very common among entrepreneurs ⏰ . The widespread thinking in the business world is that time is money and we only have 24 hours a day. So, we have to hurry up and trade all the time we have for money 💰 before our time runs out. After all, the Bible teaches us to redeem the time.
Victory in the midst of trials
✝️The declaration of Jesus as King upset a lot of people and threatened the established world order of political power💪, religious power, and economics. Entrepreneurs whose businesses depended on the current belief saw their businesses at risk, and leaders who depended on the acceptable worldview felt threatened.
It is not uncommon for Biblical Entrepreneurs to face pressures that tempt them to want to give up 😤 or to question whether they should continue their business or the project they have undertaken. Success is never achieved without external resistance. Do not assume because your cause is righteous that everything and everyone will...
Free At Last
July 4th 🎆 is celebrated each year in America to commemorate America's freedom from the tyranny of the British rule and its declaration to self-government 🇺🇸 . It was on July 4th, 1776 when members of the continental congress met in Philadelphia to adopt the Declaration of Independence. Those who signed this document...
📝 The first business plan I ever wrote for myself was a five-year plan for the Nehemiah Project International Ministries. In that plan, I explained how we were going to develop an international business development and training organization 🌎. That organization would be committed to the education and support of Christian...
The Purpose Of Prayer
🙏 If God already knows everything we need, then why is prayer necessary? 👨👩👧👧 I have two daughters whom I love very much and there are basic things I do for them just because I am their dad. There are, however, additional things that I do for them that I would not do if they did not ask.
Wise men worship him
Psalm 14:1a states, "The fool has said in his heart💙, 'There is no God.'" I was once that fool. I mocked Christians and considered them weak, naïve, and hypocritical. I openly confessed the lack of the existence of a God, even leading a debate in high school where I made the case that there was no God. I was foolish and unwise. I viewed...
Moments of Great Accomplishments
The most dangerous time for any entrepreneur or leader is not when he faces the most difficulties; the most dangerous time is when he has achieved his greatest accomplishment. 👑These are the times when he is given industry awards and recognized as best in class by his peers, he has successfully defeated the competition and clearly established...
Moments of Anger
She felt like it “came out of nowhere.” Her beloved father rebuked her, expressing anger and disappointment with her behavior right before he left on a business trip. Thoughts raced through her head: “How can he be so mad at me? I thought he loved me?" 😓
Moments of Inadequacy
It happens to every one of us, those moments when we feel as though the world is on our shoulders. We don’t know if we can bear it any more. We consider giving up, throwing in the towel. We don’t feel equipped to carry out the task and wonder if it is worth all the trouble. 🔐
Moments of Accusation
If you have never been falsely accused, then you have not lived long enough or been in business long enough. Many Christians are so fragile or sensitive to confrontation that the minute they are accused of anything true or false, fear and/or guilt begins to grip them. The Bible calls the devil the ‘accuser of the brethren’ because he...
Moments of Abuse
No one likes to feel abused – especially not entrepreneurs and leaders. When we feel abused, we feel belittled, taken advantage of, and even disrespected. 👎This feeling often propels us to take matters into our own hands to make sure the offense does not happen again. In fact, we can all relate to feeling a certain sense of justice in a...