Key Text: Luke 10:35
“On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the inn keeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.”
Building a successful business or career doesn’t require only having a great product, having good strategies and working hard; the success or demise of a business or career depends a lot on CREDIBILITY.
Here in the parable of the Good Samaritan, was someone who saw a man half dead on the road to Jerusalem, got down from his animal (most likely a donkey), took care of the man and then took him to a place where he will be better attended to. The Good Samaritan saved the life of the wounded man with a little down payment and a “Promise” of making good any balance upon his return- CREDIBILITY.
Think about that Start-up entrepreneur pitching to a team of stakeholders and investors, trying to convince them to invest into a new, innovative idea without a proven concept. Or the entrepreneur who runs into production problems and needs his business partners to extend credit for a few days, weeks or even months. Having the reputation as an entrepreneur who gets things done, stays true to his or her word, with a history of successes will help in building up your “CREDIBILITY ACCOUNT”. This account can be drawn from in times of need.
Hear what the Psalmist says about God; “For you have magnified
your word above all your name” Psalm 138:2(b)
Let your word be your bond.
Commit to fulfilling the promises you make to people (including your children), don’t cut corners with your products or services, keep appointments, keep to time, surpass the target that you give to your customers, meetup with project deadlines, deliver on your own personal goals- and earn credibility “for and from yourself” and let God Trust you.
Your credibility is a KEY to your world of abundance-Don’t lose it!
You will prosper.
Lord, give me inner strength to keep my words and the grace to keep your words.