If Jesus Christ were the CEO of a “for profit” company, what would be its objectives?
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.” (John 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.” (Colossians 1:28a)
3. “TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE.
Paul: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8 niv)
4. “TO GROW PROFITABLY.”
Solomon: “All hard work brings a profit… plans of the diligent lead to profit.” (Proverbs 14:23a; 21:5a)
These are the objectives of Servicemaster, 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. (See Matthew 6:24)
We are to serve people and use money. (See Philippians 2:3; Ecclesiastes 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.