Knowing Our Limits 07-23-20

There are so many of us that feel that we should be doing something other than what is happening right now. The question is where is this urge coming from? We are going to deal with this in the meal today.

Today’s Prayer

Father, You have said that Your people perish from lack of knowledge. Help us to see that in this time of so much confusion, hype, and misinformation, as Christians we must continually seek Your truth. We will recognize Your truth because it will be righteous, and because it will be in accordance with Your Word, Your character, and Your will. Those who are misinformed often disregard You, Your sovereignty, and Your righteousness. Help us, Lord, for Satan “prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour,” and in many disguises. Help us to know You well enough to know what is not of You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.

Knowing Our Limits


He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty. Proverbs 28:19


As a lot of you know, I have been doing these meals for over 18 years. This message you are reading today is not a new one but it is very needed for the time we are in right now.

Webster’s defines entrepreneur: “one who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk in a business venture.” [Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth ed. (Springfield, Massachusetts, 1993), “entrepreneur.”]

Entrepreneurs can smell an opportunity a mile away. However, what is often their greatest asset can become their greatest downfall. The road is littered with entrepreneurs who have been successful in one venture only to fail in countless others. Is this the natural way for an entrepreneur, or is there a better way?

The bible tells us that king David was an entrepreneur. He grew up as a shepherd boy and later became Israel’s greatest warrior. He responded to opportunities, like the time when no one would fight Goliath. He saw this as an opportunity. He ultimately became king of Israel and faced many opportunities placed before him. David learned an important lesson somewhere along the way that each of us as workplace believers should learn.

As an entrepreneur the greatest danger is engaging ourselves in activities in which God never intended us to be involved. This is poor stewardship of what God has entrusted to us. When the Philistines attacked David, he always inquired of God as to if and when he was to counterattack. When he was attacked a second time on one occasion, David inquired of God as to whether he was to attack yet. This time God said yes, but with a condition, “Wait until you hear the sound of marching in the balsam trees” (see 2 Sam. 5:24). This story tells us that David had learned an important lesson about staying vertical in his relationship with God at all times. David had learned the important principle of staying focused on what God wanted for him, not what seemed logical. He was an opportunist, but only through the filter of the Holy Spirit in his life.

How do you approach opportunities? Do you consider the merits of the opportunity only? Or do you inquire of God as to whether He desires you to pursue? It may be a wonderful opportunity, but it may not be God’s will for you to be involved. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you as you seek to use the skills He has given you.

Quote of the Day

There are four ways God answers prayer: 1) No, not yet; 2) No, I love you too much; 3) Yes, I thought you’d never ask; 4) Yes, and here’s more.

Anne Lewis





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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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