Somehow being a Christian in business began to get thought of real stupidly. There are a couple scenarios:
- You have all your i’s dotted and all your t’s crossed because, well, you’re a Christian and if you do good business you’re an OCD maniac. You have some special religiosity that means you have to be obsessive, meticulous or analytical. It changes your whole personality and being.
- You’re a weenie; a push over. You are bound to turning your other cheek so people feel they can just slap you around all over the place.
It’s a shame what some religious folk have tried to turn “Christian businessmen” into. They’re not castrated, muted, weak rejects. They’re not spaghetti armed wannabe warriors.
They’re the heads. They’re dominators. They’re smart. They’re wise. They’re crafty and witty. They advance. They are not deterred. They are precise and highly skilled. They are driven by mighty force. They do not turn to the left or the right; they conquer; they overcome. They have mighty ability, supernaturally supplemented.
You see, I don’t really like doing business with other Christians. That stupid idea of, “Oh we’re all Christians so we’re going to do business together perfectly, and it’s going to be easier, and safer and and and…” Shut up. Baby.
Sure Christians can cooperate in business – some of my best business deals have had Christians on both sides, and some of my worst have as well.
See, it’s not simply being a Christian that makes you a great business person. I’ve known a lot of cocky Christians who thought just because they were blessed they were going to dominate me. Well guess what, I’m blessed just as much. Well how does that work?
When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord.
That’s Proverbs 19:3 and what I hear there, when I look up folly, is: When a man’s weakness of intellect, imbecility of mind, and lack of understanding ruin what he’s doing, he gets angry with God.
Don’t be an imbecile. You still need to have Divine motivation, Divine inspiration, Spirit-directed study and growth. Don’t be ignorant and stupid. And finally… Don’t be mad at God when you do something stupid… Like tell me how you don’t have to work hard because you’re blessed.
You should be sharper, not lazier. Go get sharp. Do God’s kind of business. Don’t be a weenie. Don’t be stupid. God loves you.