June 20, 2024

May I give you a sure fire way to succeed? Help others succeed and you will succeed too! Look that this principle in the scripture:

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29‬:‭7‬ (‭NLT‬‬)

And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.

Certainly we can all agree that success results in welfare. When we work for the welfare or success of our clients we are working for our own success and welfare. God did this for us. We are to now do this for others.

We are to pray for the city where we live. Surely we should pray for the company we serve.

The welfare of the company will determine our welfare. 

‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬-‭4‬ (‭NLT‬‬)

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

We are to pray for the King and all those in authority. Surely we are to pray for the owner, executive team, department leaders, team leaders, and everyone in leadership over us. 

The goal is peaceful, quiet lives, godliness, dignity, goodness, pleasing God, salvation, truth. 

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20‬:‭1‬-‭17‬ (‭NLT‬‬)

“Then God gave the people all these instructions: “I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery. “You must not have any other god but me. “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands. “You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name. “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy. “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. “You must not murder. “You must not commit adultery. “You must not steal. “You must not testify falsely against your neighbor. “You must not covet your neighbor’s house. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.”

This is where we are given the Ten Commandments:

  1. No other gods beside God.
  2. No idols, worship only God.
  3. Always treat God’s name with respect.
  4. Have a day to rest and thank God every week.
  5. Obey your parents.
  6. Do not kill or hurt others.
  7. Keep your promises to others and God.
  8. Do not steal from others.
  9. Don’t bear false witness or tell lies about others 
  10. Don’t covet others 

God is pointing us to honor him and to honor others. He has committed himself to take care of us. He quickly asks us, “what about others?”

If your measurement for success ends with yourself only you will be disappointed. God’s path to your success is through you helping others to succeed.

This is where businesses succeed or fail.

You may be able to make yourself temporarily rich at the expense of others, but true wealth occurs only when we help others multiply their wealth not just ours.

At Spirit Media I call our entire team to:

  1. Be loyal 
  2. Share in the vision 
  3. Be honest
  4. Eliminate company waste

I love the mission of Coca Cola Consolidated. They exist to:

  1. Honor God in all we do
  2. Serve others
  3. Pursue excellence
  4. Grow Profitability 

I invite everyone at Spirit Media to become an owner in the company. Soon we will be an employee owned company. I tell them, we will not have this opportunity unless we all begin now to share in the responsibility and opportunity to help others succeed. I assure them if you will help our clients succeed, our company will succeed, and you will succeed. Otherwise, there is NO success for them to succeed without our company succeeding. There is no success in our company succeeding without our clients succeeding.

This will assure the success of our clients.

I’m proud of our team. They get it.

I encourage you to get it too. 

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