SERVICE: It was pointed out, recently, by a LinkedIn associate, that Religion and Business don’t mix. I surmise that they meant to say that God does not belong in the workplace. To some, certainly, this would be true, as evidenced by the fact that God was “kicked-out” of the Boardrooms of American… some years ago.
All Religions don’t include God, nor do all businesses. To me, they’re one and the same. I don’t do business without God. While I do espouse God on LinkedIn; it’s not my intent to defend God; rather, it is my intent to offer guidance in such a way that God is clearly evident in my advice; as the Great Leader, Teacher, and Motivator.
My purpose, and intent, is to set an example of what “including God” will do for you in the “market-place;” and to give advice, if sought, in a Godly manner; and dispense it from God’s perspective. I do as I think God expects of me, as told to “all of us” in (my favorite verse) Matthew 28:19 – “Go ye therefore and teach the Gospel to all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
In doing this, I give Him the honor and glory for any success; rather it be business, social, or personal. I profess to be His SERVANT. And, I offer my SERVICES to you… or anyone, who is inclined to listen, or to seek my opinion, or advice.
Think about it this way… God has been “in business” a lot longer that all of us combined. It would seem that He has it all down “pretty pat.” The Bible, in effect, is the best source to “run your business,” that there is. It is the best source to guide your personal and social domains, as well.
In the last 4 years, during my association with LinkedIn, I’ve seen it go from… “No mention of God,” to “God is everywhere.” Why do you think that is? Not for a minute do I think that I’ve done anything to make “that” happen, but “who out there” can say that I did not. What I can say, without reserve, is that many, many, LinkedIn members are “linking with God.” Do your own research… you’ll see… God is all over LinkedIn.
Why not… be part of “bringing God” back into the Boardrooms of America. …Blessings…cjlb…7/31/15.