What is a business relationship?
I have recently come across a disturbing and trending issue within Christian businesses and ministries regarding relationships that is making me grind my teeth and go to my knees in prayer.
It is becoming a regular occurrence. Those that are in a Christian “ministry” or business have an attitude of entitlement, an expectation of something for nothing, or even one where, because of their more “elevated” place in the Christian community (“My ministry”), that they expect to receive, AND fail to give credit to, those that have provided for them.
For example. I was at a Christian fundraising event and had my book, HWJDB How Would Jesus Do Business? to share with others. A Christian two seats away from me asked to see my book. I handed it to them and began speaking to the person sitting in the opposite direction. After I had done speaking with them, I turned back to the person I had handed my book to and saw that they had placed it with their personal stuff, as if I had given it to them. I retrieved it back.
Another example at the same event. I was milling around the room and carried my book with me and a person wanted to take a look. After a few moments, they handed it back as if they were upset it wasn’t a gift to them. But yet, they never indicated whether or not if I had given them my book that they would have returned, in exchange for my book, with either a book review on Amazon or some other compensation for my labors!
It’s becoming disgusting to see and hear these actions within the Christian community. In fact, it’s a common comment from non believers that they will no longer do business with a Christian.