I’m working on a Bible study and today was Psalm 73!
Here is a bit about what it revealed to me in relation to business:
When I was in the first few years of my business I became very focused on the world and the chase of being the best. I was going to church on Sunday, and then being jealous, bitter, and annoyed with others Monday-Saturday. I let myself get caught up in focusing on what was in front of me and felt a scarcity mindset toward my business. I never felt like there was enough to go around, and even while my business was thriving I still put so much weight into it that I never felt satisfied.
One day, I just decided to let it all go. When I started to feel bitter toward someone I prayed for their success, when I felt like I was losing I focused on how my actions would effect other eternally, and really let God soften my heart. I still struggle with this pride issue though, but I try to find my way back to God but focusing on him like the verse says.
It’s so easy to get caught up in envy those who seem to have it all, but I do think the best thing I have learned is that when I feel bitter about people on this earth I need to do better and pray for them and myself so that we can lead lives that allow us both to rejoice together in Heaven! 💕
Also, this is a chapter I think I will continue keep close to me. It really highlights 1) how we are called to be set apart and different from the world and 2) the consequence of not believing in God.
These are heavy weights to carry as Christians, but we need to stay near to the Lord and show his work in us differently than the world so we can actually impact others as Christians!