drewpetrey

What I’ve learned..

In Uncategorized, Work on August 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

So here goes, I have learned that business is about people, not money, at least for me that is.  I am sure that there are many who have graduated from some of the most prestigious business schools in this country who would argue that statement, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  You see, what started this whole idea is a little Bible verse found in the New Testament book of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 24.  Let me quote: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and money.”  That’s Jesus talking by the way.  Now, as I said this little verse has had a major impact on me because I like business, I like work, I like money.  So my question was how can I operate as a business man and not serve money?  How can I operate in my work and not serve money and direct my efforts towards making the stuff.  That’s why businesses exist right?  Not this one.

It hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday.  We were engrossed in a staff meeting and the thought suddenly came into my mind…It’s about people stupid…Jesus was about people, I should be about people, my business, my work should be about loving and serving people within my defined limits.  It was a very liberating thought.  This is the thought that helps me attack the desire and temptation to serve money. 

There is one issue that comes along with this line of thinking however.  People are complex, they have issues.  That is why I say we must serve them within our limits.  God has given us all limits in which to operate and when we step outside of these we get ourselves into trouble, but that’s a different post.  For now remember, it’s about the people!

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