33 of 52 Voices August 29, 2014
The C3 Leaders devotion is a peer weekly reflection from business leaders related to their journey with Christ. Each weekly devotion will be written by a different author from among the C3 Leaders community.
As we go through this next year together, we pray that these words and reflections will encourage you in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
By Jack Hoover, President/CEO, Foundation for International Services, Inc.
In my life it involves the intentional pursuit of a standard of truth. If you want to make a business decision that is correct, in line with God’s will, you of course go to the word as well as pray for clarity and wisdom.
We all have issues we genuinely toil with. When I come to a difficult decision, I have also found it helpful to ask, “Will my actions make God bigger and me smaller?” If it’s the other way around, you’ve got a problem.
I believe that a solid foundation for decision making is essential to functioning in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. In business and society today relativism is alive and well. In the marketplace, those with something solid to stand on have a clear advantage. As Christians, we need to make sure we are not reeds shaken by the wind. Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” If we’re not careful we can get pulled into that way of thinking and acting. For me having a solid biblical worldview helps mitigate these difficulties in decision making.
A couple of years ago I began asking job applicants, “What is right, what is wrong, and how do you tell the difference?” I feel that regardless of their background it is important to understand if they have considered this to any significant degree. These applicants often tell me they have never had an interview question like that yet enjoy the obvious ethical implications.
Proverbs 4:7 “With all thy getting, get understanding”.
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