As a bi-vocational Pastor and Entrepreneur (tentmaker), I needed a place that I can keep myself accountable to the things that I am learning, while keeping the things that really matter first! I have learned that one of the best ways to learn it to teach others and to journal or write about what you are learning. So my goal in beginning this site was not about you at all. But I suspect there will be much here in the form of articles, posts, videos and audio content that you will find helpful.
As a Christian, accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ, I spend much of my life, keeping life in balance!
If you are a Christian Business Owner, Sales Professional or Entrepreneur, I suggest you take a good look at the priorities above and see if you are choosing the things that are excellent (Phillipians 1:10) in your effort to take care the financial needs of your family!
This would be how I describe my relationship with God, through Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savior. If Jesus is Lord of my life, it is important that I seek to Glorify Him in all that I do. If I am going to glorify Him in all that I do, I will need to daily seek His counsel and guidance for all areas of my life. The best way to make sure that I know His voice is to spend quality time in Prayer , Reading and Meditating upon the Scriptures (The Word Of God).
Many people put their family and/or financial pursuits before their health. This is not wise in my mind because if you don’t take care of you, including what you eat, how much exercise you get, proper nutrition, sleep and the minimizing of stress etc. you might not be around to enjoy your family or the things that God has given you to enjoy
Being the husband of a beautiful lady for 20 years, I am happy to say that the Lord has been faithful to us. At this time in our lives, we have 3 teenagers requiring many hours of attention and nurturing. This is a huge priority and if I am not careful, the cares of this life and the need to earn a living can become more important. I have studied the lives of many financially free/successful men and women. I don’t know of any that were happy building financial freedom at the expense of loosing their family.
This priority or area is very important and even commanded by scripture. It includes making a living for my family (1 Timothy 5:8), intentionally looking for ways to buy back my time (Ephesians 5:16), committing to pay down debt (Romans 13:8) and maintaining a biblical work ethic (Proverbs 10:4, 12:24; 22:29).
Many of God’s people neglect one or more of these areas. If there is not neglect, usually they are not in proper order so something in their lives falls out of order. If what I mentioned above resonates with you and you are looking for a way to minimize failure in one or more of the areas above, make sure you sign up to get a copy of my book: THE PHILOSOPHY OF FIRST THINGS – “Keeping Faith, Fitness (Health) and Family First, in Financial and Business Pursuits!”