Today we're talking about authenticity and business. Sometimes, it seems like the world is falling down around us. I know I've talked to multiple people in the last week or so saying, it just seems so hard to concentrate on business or moving forward right now.
Current Events and the Role of Christian Business Owners
We're all numbed by what we're seeing on the news. You know, one of the ways that we can protect ourselves and our family from these things is to number one is to ration the amount of news we're consuming. Number two, also, going back to the truth, what do I know about my God, He has not lost control. He just is not surprised by everything that has surprised us in the last few days. He is still working all things for our good and for His glory, even the things that we cannot see behind or understand.
What does Authenticity Mean in Business?
How do we be authentically us? How do we bring that truth not just to our family, but to those we serve in business during times like these? It brought me back to that verse in John 13:35 that says, “By this will all men know that you are my disciples if you have love one to another.”
What we're seeing in the news right now, granted is not you know, the news is just a small portion of what's going on in the world.
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Yet, because it's spread so widely, it just seems overbearing and overwhelming. But we need to remember that, that is not have gotten violence and hate and distrust and discord and, and arguments stirring up. All of that are things that the enemy uses. That's the enemy's tactic. If he can't destroy your business, he can destroy your focus, he can make you so focused on what is bad in the world that you are of absolutely no good to your people.
That is exactly what we're seeing happening right now. So, I just wanted to take today and give a call back to those of you who are believers. Listening to this to remember who your God is. Remember that He is still a sovereign and a good God in the midst of things that we cannot control or things that we cannot understand completely.
Why does Authenticity Matter in Business?
To go back and put that in perspective, but then number two, the authenticity part is be authentically you in these times and these situations as a business owner. That means showing them love to your people. Maybe that is doing a Facebook Live to encourage them. Maybe that is acknowledging the current events in your Facebook groups or your customer groups and holding space for people to share or to cry or to express what is going on in their hearts and their lives right now.
Just be that kindness that they're not getting anywhere else. By this will all men know that you are my disciples if you have loved one for another. As Christians in business, in the business world, we bring glory to the Lord. When we show who we are on the inside, on the outside without fear, this is not a time for us to fear. This is not a time for us to turn our heads and not say anything.
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This is a time for us to stand, take a stand and say, All life matters because all life is created in the image of God. If somebody wants to tell me that I should just keep my God talk, quote, unquote, out of my business. That if I brought my faith into my business dealings, I was going to ostracize people. That may be the case. But the fact of the matter is, you cannot separate your faith, who you are on the inside from what you do.
Now more than ever, those people that you serve, even in a secular business, need to know that you stand for life. They need to feel God's love and God's kindness coming through you, regardless of whether or not the actual service you provide for in exchange for money is a faith-based service. So I would just encourage you like there's no need to walk around apologizing for your faith, we're not cramming it down their throats.
Why Authenticity is the Key to Success?
But there's nothing that says you as a business owner can't be the one to stand up and say, All Lives Matter. And I'm here for you. And I, I will not take part in the violence and the hate and the discord. I will stand on the side of light, and love and be here for you.
Above all, be praying for those who are in positions of government, be praying for those who are facing this on the frontlines, and looking around and saying, “Lord, I know you're in control.”
This is the truth of the situation.
What to Do as a Christian in the Modern World
Then what do you want me to do? Being willing to do that for your family, and for the people he's called you deserve? I have a free masterclass called Doing Business with God, where we talk more about some of these issues and talk more about how to be authentically you in the marketplace, how to bring your faith into it in a way that is not obnoxious, but rather adds this extra dimension of service to your people.
I'd love to have you join us in there for the conversations that we'll be having for the teaching that will take place. You can get more information at the link in our show notes or you can go head on over to KatieHorner.com/bizwithGod and sign up for that class. I look forward to seeing you there.
What Makes a Company Authentic?
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