|The gift of discernment is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to distinguish between truth and error.
A brother in Christ, David Carter, inspired me to share the following wisdom that one of his partners emailed him this week regarding discernment in the corporate world. His company is V2R Group, Inc and “specializes in the commercialization of highly innovative technologies.”(www.V2R.com). I was moved to relay this message, because we not only need discernment in business related decisions, but the gift of discernment should be active in our lives in our personal lives as well. David Massias, Carter’s partner, suggests that their organization refrain from entering into business / investor relationships that would compromise the company’s God instilled values. It’s crucial to these gentlemen that they hold each other accountable to do things God’s way instead of the way of their human flesh. Revealing his thoughts to me, David Carter agreed that no matter how tough times get in the business world, we must never lower our standards and deal with people who (through discernment) God has not called us into relationship. He stated that we will always be tested, and we must remain loyal to our beliefs and values. In other words, we must not to settle for less than God’s best. I am blessed to have met David Carter and I know that V2R Group will continued to be favored by our Heavenly CEO, because their priorities are in line with God’s agenda.
Hence, vision statements, core values, guiding principles, and company policies mean nothing when God isn’t in charge. Not only in business, but in all of our relationships — we must evaluate daily decisions based on prayerful priorities. This selective discernment must not be limited to business transactions and dealings, but also includes relationships with co-workers, acquaintances through recreation, friends made through children’s activities, or even when searching for a mate. The world’s way tempts us to succeed by looking out for #1 in this dog eat dog world. In order to thwart the Devil’s schemes, we must position our Savior #1 making Him the Superintendent of all of our projects and relationships. The only success one can gain without God is worldly success, which is temporary. “Without God, we can do nothing that has Eternal Value.” (John Maxwell)
Now, check out the message below that David Carter sent me via David Massias of V2R Group, Inc:
by Os Hillman, July 30, 2007
“Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord, “to those who carry out plans that are not Mine, forming an alliance, but not by My Spirit, heaping sin upon sin; who go down to without consulting Me; who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection, to Egypt’s shade for refuge.” – Isaiah 30:1-2
Have you ever entered a business relationship with someone you knew you were not supposed to? Throughout the history of Israel , the people were called to come out of an old way of life. represented that old way; when things got tough, the Israelites reverted to what was comfortable. They always knew they could take a trip to and find what they lacked. Perhaps this was their reasoning: “If we can’t get it accomplished under the new way, why not go back to the way we used to do it? At least we know we can get it there.”When God calls us into a walk of faith, we can expect to be tested in this walk. If we enter into alliances that God has not ordained, it will only bring heartache. Such was the case for . “But Pharaoh’s protection will be to your shame, ‘s shade will bring you disgrace” (Is. 30:3).Beware what you perceive as an alliance that may advance your business. It may actually bring you great distress if God has not directed you to align it. Ask yourself what the motive is behind this possible alliance. Make sure that it is not based on fear or a quick fix. Get confirmation that God is leading you to make such an alliance. Then you will not end up in the way of , experiencing shame and disgrace.
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