day 81: Chairman of the Board

I was on the phone a few weeks ago with a friend and business leader who left the corporate world to start his own business. He has been very successful and has been strong in his faith and has built his company on faithful tenants and foundation. While I was on the phone with him he made a very astute statement when he said to me, “we have to all remember that we report to the ultimate Board (of Directors)”. I have been reminded of this a few times since that phone call as I talk to others who struggle with their bosses and the lack of direction that they sometimes receive. We can’t depend on the people around us to be consistent and faithful. People will never be such. Not because they don’t want to be, but just because we all have our own responsibilities that we can’t always be there for others. That is where God takes over. At work we don’t always realize how much we depend on others to prop us up and support us. We don’t always recognize and appreciate this until it is taken away or lost. Many are going through that loss right now as layoffs continue to grow daily. This should remind us to remember that God is the ultimate Chairman of the Board. He does not waiver in His support or direction. He is consistent in His approach and He is the ultimate balancer and distribution of work loads. We can be reassured of this in Hebrews 12:2, knowing that He is not only our Chairman but He is more importantly our champion. We are told, “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”

Reference: Hebrews 12:2 (New Living Testament)

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