Earn the right for “Recommendations”.

Key Text: For I have endued Bazalel with wisdom in every form of crafts

It’s the desire of many to be called upon when people or organizations need a skill and expertise that you possess or a product or service that your organization render. Life even gets a lot easier when we get the job or the business deals by recommendation rather than staying in line waiting and lobbying to be considered.

Bazalel enjoyed God’s recommendation. He must have been one of the best in Egypt in the works of silver and of Gold. Even though the text made it clear that God endued him with wisdom, it would have taken Bazalel hard work, impeccable character and dedication to have earned God’s recommendation and trust when it came to the sanctuary project. The same way God blessed Bazalel with wisdom and certain unique gifts, he has also blessed each and every one of us with one gift or the other. Continue reading

Whose Business Are You Minding?

Key Text: Luke 2:49

And he said unto them, How is it that you sought me? knew you not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Success requires clarity of what your assignment or business is, and getting fully involved doing exactly that. Many of us get this twisted and get so busy doing other things other than “OUR BUSINESS”. We spend years away from our core assignments and then struggle to find our way back after we’ve spent our most vital energy on what is inconsequential to our core. If you’ve ever been lost while travelling, you can tell that it takes more time getting back on track than it took missing the way in the first place.

Jesus’ parents were caught up with the crowd; chatting away their lives, so much so that they forgot the messiah, whose care was supposedly their core assignment. It took them three days to locate him back, after they discovered “THEY” were missing- (They were the ones missing; not Jesus). Jesus said clearly “Don’t you know I must be about my father’s business?” Continue reading

Little Foxes in the Garden!

Key Text: Songs of Solomon 2:15

Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”

Life gets interesting when we start to make a little headway in our businesses and personal endeavors. We get a little comfortable and heave a sigh of relieve.   Isn’t it interesting when we begin to enjoy the fruits of our labor? I bet it’s fun when the customers are rolling in and your bank account regularly gets credited.

However, research shows that a striking number of entrepreneurs (about 70%) lose their profits within the first year of making huge gains, and about 90% never come back up again. This is not because they aren’t working hard enough, but because there are certain habits that cannot cohabit with continual success. Continue reading