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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

I don't have a perfect life -- all the more
reason I trust Him everyday for MIRACLES.


"Casting the whole of your care [all  your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully."  I Peter 5:7 (AMP)

Reading my comments on social media of all kinds including this blog, some might think it's easy for me to have the faith filled outlook I have.  I can hear what might be in some of your minds right now...

"It must be easy for her to take that attitude, with her life..."

Please realize, for all the victories I'm experiencing, I still have some huge obstacles in my life.  I don't advertise them all here.  At times I've talked about them publicly, other times not.  My very close friends who know  all the details could tell you I have some challenges worse than some of you have who are reading this.  Others of you know certain kinds of  pain that I haven't experienced to this point in my life.  

So what's my point?

Simply that having faith isn't about having a perfect life.  In fact, the more obstacles you have the more you better have faith!  I think of some of my precious friends in Africa who are literally praying in their next bite of food, or the shelter they will have over their heads today.  They are some of the most faith filled people I know -- and some of the neediest. They are the least cynical people that I know, and the most faith filled.

Last night my son Dustin came in to record me on video for something he's producing for the church.  We had to do about seven or eight takes because every time he started recording I fell over laughing.  I was beside myself with the giggles.  He said, "Mom, what's up with you?  You're so loopy!  Are you on something?"  I said, "God's medicine, Dustin!  It helps me so much to handle life.  Laughter is a medicine."   Laughter, exercise, eating well and most importantly prayer ARE my medicine.  Faith in God is my sustenance.

You don't have to wait to have things all lined up right in your life in order to have faith and believe for miracles.  In fact, to have a miracle you MUST have a need, but most people don't want to have a need.

I have lots of needs.
Sometimes they feel overwhelming.
In and of myself, I can't fill them, or solve them.
Just like many of you, I'm counting every day on the miracle worker to do what only He can do.


Comments

Rhonda said…
What a testament and testimony you and this post are - I must read it to my children!

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