On this web site you’re hear a lot about morality and the need for morality in business. Not only is Jesus our model, but in America’s history you will find additional examples of the same model. In this case, George Washington.
Per the video below, here is a snippet:
He was a big believer in individuals creating their own wealth by virtue of their own hard work,” says Lengel. “He took those principles and applied them to the country as a whole as President. He believed that what he did at Mount Vernon was a microcosm of what other entrepreneurs could do for America.
Another quote showed the conflict America had with the motherland of England:
“Americans–and Washington in particular–believed in the early 1770s that we would soon be able to produce for ourselves agriculturally, we would be able to produce manufacturing and industry, and the only thing that prevented that were British restrictions to entrepreneurship.”
Watch below and listen to the foundation of Washington’s entrepreneurialism.
I was talking with a new friend, Nannette DiMascio, and we have begun a conversation that I hope will continue for a long time.
As with any discussion, the banter back and forth we had echoes in my mind and causes me to ask more questions, which awakens both insights and deep insights into new connections with God, the Bible, content and the subject of business and commerce.
Just like a old coffee mill grinds the coffee beans into smaller pieces of coffee grounds to create a cup of coffee, so, too, grinding through a conversation and ideas and words creates a good cup of content and awakens new business and blessings.
But hold onto your hats, there is much more to restoring God’s view of business, and it has to do with blessings. Bountiful blessings, exponential blessings that pour out of an abundance mindset. Blessings translate into business and visa versa.
My good friend Jimmy Graham, from Duty To Act and a former Navy SEAL, was talking about being the “quiet professional” with me and some other men and he began a discussion by posing a question: What should or would a “quiet professional” look like or be like?
It brought to my mind the John Wayne movie, The Quiet Man, where an American yankee moves back to Ireland to reclaim his family home and to make his mark. But part of leaving his mark is never fighting again nor letting others know he fought to earn a living and because he killed a man in the ring. Hence, the quiet man.
The movie shows the “fighting Irish” and all of the arguments they get into, but if push came to shove and a fight ensues, hopefully they follow the rules according to the Marquess of Queensberry rules of boxing.
The dilemma that Sean Thornton (John Wayne) has is this: To fight someone with the potential of killing someone or not fight at all. As we shall see, while there is a conflict, there are ways to resolve this issue. The same with being the “quiet professional.” It’s not an “either/or” argument, but an “and” for everyone.
Mat 25:15 To one he gave five talents [each talent was up to 200 lbs of gold or silver], to another, two, and to another, one, EACH ACCORDING TO HIS OWN ABILITY; and he went on his journey.
When it comes to discerning the differences between our talents and our spiritual gift, there are differences between the two. Too often, though, we can confuse them or even ignore our talents to focus on our more “spiritual” side and our Christian spiritual gift. Notice the word in the above verse: Ability!Thayer’s Greek Lexicon says of this Greek word (δύναμιςdynamic) says of this word, “inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth.” Notice that nowhere in this parable does it mention a spiritual gift. That’s later in the New Testament, which makes this word significant regarding our natural talents.
Now, who wants to know more about the differences between our talents and our spiritual gift?
I just recently saw this and wanted to share with my readers. I don’t follow the mysticism of this, but I DO follow how the body responds to our inputs, including acupressure and acupuncture, which this relates to. Here’s to our brains and bodies that God designed.