Praise God for another week of surprise wins and surprise losses. As we onboard two new employees, I find it imperative to communicate the reason we are here. The temptation does exist to transmit priorities in line with how a trade like ours should operate. The cost of doing business increases the second a new employee is hired, and some form of justification enters the peripheral as to the position they hold and the expectations stemming from it. It amazes me how quickly my attention shifts from Kingdom minded affairs to earthly desires and vices.
Colleagues of mine will recommend potential hires and those currently employed will catch my eye from time to time, depending on their ability to access an account and what kind of rapport they may have with our made-of-gold customers. But, as I plant my flag and acknowledge that this Vinyard is not mine, understanding that the Owner is away and His return is imminent, I find my perspective changing on what is important for the business and what is not. Sometimes, we make decisions that do not make sense. Sometimes we may pass on the homerun order and wait for the one that pushes us well beyond our boundaries of comfort and solace, leaving us on our knees waiting for God alone to show up. When the bank account is in the red and that desire to “make it happen” exists, a peace beyond understanding is required to make it across the river.
Praise the Holy Spirit for leading us to the right employees with the right DNA. It is because of God Jehovah that we get to do what we do, and it is because of Jesus’ blood that we have what we have.