‘And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 4:7
Arguably my favorite story in Scripture is that of the prodigal son. Just about every time I hear the story my eyes water. My father lived this story through most of my adolescent life. I was a wayward child and so many times I would come around the corner to find him standing in the yard with his arms open welcoming me home.
Earlier today, while visiting with one of my employees, this story came to mind. Not so much the story of departure as it was the story of the return. The son has a realization in the mud pit of life that even being a servant to his father is better than the position he’s in.
The question prompting the thought was how big do you want this company to be. My answer - I don’t. I don’t want the company to be so big that we lose sight of what we are here for.
The temptation is to to get bigger, take on more opportunities, build bigger barns, accumulate more locations, etc. all of which can lead to mud pits. I have learned that squandered fortunes and a mismanagement of what God bestows can lurk nearby.
As life continues I find myself more and more like the prodigal son running away from the mud pit and into my Father’s arms. The wayward and the lost becomes the stable and the found.
Graciously God allows me to catch a glimpse of what my purpose. I find myself praying for another taste of that. And then it makes sense as to why a $20 dollar order has the same drive and passion behind it as the $200,000 order. It makes sense why I’m so willing to expose my sin to the light. It makes sense why I boldly proclaim Jesus is King in the face of opposition or possible business loss. It makes sense why I cliff jump into the unknown. A peace awaits that surpasses all understanding
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