“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
– 2 Timothy 1:7
Today’s business environment is fast-paced, complex and filled with constant change. It can be overwhelming for anyone, and certainly challenging for young adults just getting their careers started. Dr. Eli Jones, Dean of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M, encourages young Christian leaders to remember that, no matter what comes our way, we have the Holy Spirit to guide us and give us wisdom and power so we can approach our work with confidence and courage.
The Bible tells us not to fear over 365 times. Fear and timidity divert our attention from God’s presence in our lives to our own limited capacity without Him. Fear distracts us from what God is calling us to do in our work. When we focus on Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit in us, it gives us the courage we need to step out boldly in faith so that we can take the best possible course of action. That is the way anyone, just starting out or with years of experience, can produce positive solutions and inspire others to follow suit.
This week, challenge yourself to become more aware of the Holy Spirit operating in your life.
- Start each day off by connecting with God and seeking His direction for your day (Matthew 6:33).
- Tap into the courage God makes available to us 24/7 through the promises in His Word (Joshua 1:9).
- As you face decisions, problems and demands throughout the day, continue to turn to God in prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
- Persevere by stepping out in faith (James 1:23-25).
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