#1 “TO HONOR GOD IN ALL WE DO.
Jesus: I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave me to do.” (Jn. 17:4 NIV)
#2 “TO HELP PEOPLE DEVELOP.
Paul: “We [teach] every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ.” (Col. 1:28a)
#3 “TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE.
Paul: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, wherever is admirable–if anything s excellent or praiseworthy–think about these things.” (Phil. 4:8 NIV)
#4 “TO GROW PROFITABLY.”
Solomon: “All hard work brings a profit…plans of the diligent lead to profit.” (Prov. 14:23a; 21:5a)
These are the objectives of Service master, a Fortune 500 Company that provides services to hospitals, colleges, plants and homes.
Perhaps at the root of many of our conflicts in business lies a confusion about affection and motives relative to God, money, and people:
We are to love God and hate money. (Matt. 6:24)
We are to serve people and use money. (Phil. 2:3; Ecc. 5:19)
When we reverse the order, God simply removes His hand of blessing from our efforts. Work then deteriorates from a divine calling into a chore, and the stress level escalates to exponential proportions.
My prayer is that you are having a great week!