Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, states that when business professionals don’t view their business as a ministry, there are consequences. They don’t read their Bibles, pray, or worship God outside church services. They don’t share their faith or make disciples. They don’t hold themselves accountable to the same standards of Christian conduct as those they consider to be in “full-time” ministries. They don’t activate their spiritual gifts. They assume God isn’t relevant outside of the church. Those business leaders who do view their business as a ministry have integrated their faith and work.
I’ve been thinking about learning… the lifelong kind. The kind that says, "I’m not too old to learn something new". The kind that says, "I should listen when people want to tune me up a bit because I have a blind spot". The sage who wrote Proverbs in the Bible tells us that if we teach people who are already wise, that they will be wiser still. “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still” Proverbs 9:9. Don’t you want to be that guy?!