Praise God for another seven days of perfectly timed daily bread. I’m left shaking my head in confusion again as doors that should’ve opened, didn’t and those locked up with a missing key, were ripped free of their hinges. It feels like a game of mission impossible, and then God shows up and shows off.
Waiting on Him in this life, however, is not for the faint of heart. In business, my anxiety touches the threshold of unfeasible more than any other emotion. Interest rates swing like a pendulum and the bank note continues to rise. Feeding my employees and their families can bear insurmountable pressure when a customer goes four months past due. And just because we zero the AP does not mean the utility bills take a pause. Every day, the constant duress of generating more revenue barks at the gate.
Even still, I currently have no desire, and no intention of ever getting rid of this dream come true. I plan to pass the torch when it’s my turn, and hope that the next generation runs the company with as much zeal and passion as I did. But, if there’s one thing that pulls the carpet out from under my feet, it is the number of times I’ve heard “it’s just business”. I have been amazed at what people will sacrifice for their ownership and I’ve been bewildered at what people will wager in hopes of getting just a few percent more. I’ve been left speechless at just how shallow some of my contacts can be when a kick back is dangled in their face. It is safe to say I will not miss these shark infested waters when it’s my turn to go.
Praise God for allowing me to experience both the lemons and the lemonade. The encounter has enhanced my desire for heaven that much more. Praise the one true King for saving my weary soul and continuing the pursuit even on days when the game appears over. I know where my help comes from, and I know Who actually transports the mountain when it seems impassable. Regardless of my footing and the worries that lurk in every crevice, I will continue the climb upward and patiently wait for my Shepherd to guide the next foothold. I will worship the Lord with gladness and come before Him with life-saving hymns understanding that it is He who made me, and He who owns it all, and without Him absolutely none of this matters.