It’s a Jungle Out There

Posted: March 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
1 Peter 5:8
At our Trusting God’s Economy Seminar yesterday, Ray Hilbert was talking about the importance of being in a group with like minded Christian leaders to help and support you in your business.  He posed the question; “What animal is at most risk of being a lion’s dinner?”  Like us, you may have guessed, the weakest, or the sickest animal in the group and you would have been wrong.  The animal that is most at risk of being devoured be the one that is alone. 
From a distance, the lion can’t tell which animal in the pack is the weakest or the sickest.  He knows that he is stronger and faster than a single animal, but, he would not be able to overpower the group, so he waits for one of the animals to stray away from the pack, and then, he pounces. 
You may have a great relationship with Jesus, you may have very strong faith, but if you are not surrounded by other Christians who can keep you accountable, you are vulnerable just like the animal that is alone. 
That’s one of the best benefits of participating in a Christian Roundtable.  Not only can you grow your business with the biblically based lessons, but you can grow in your faith with the Christian accountability.  Proverbs 27:17 says “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
So, what about solo entrepreneurs?  They can’t help being alone,  right?   Well, none of us are ever really alone, if you have Jesus in your heart, he is on your team.  But, the solo entrepreneur needs a group of likeminded Christian advisors as much or more than any other business owner.  They need someone to challenge them to keep God first, to make those deadlines, to make decisions with integrity and to do the things that they are most challenged to do. 

 It’s a jungle out there so don’t be caught alone!


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