To be scattered is to be as though you have no purpose … to be drifting. A people scattered have no shared vision or understanding . A business scattered has no mission and no apparent goals or focus. A life scattered is here today but there tomorrow …direction-less, found in different places. The devil understands that when people or agenda are scattered, they are weakened by disunity … often working against themselves. They can no more achieve divine purpose. Remember the Tower of Babel … to understand what people can do when they are united, consider they planned to reach even the heavens with their industry …and all God had to do was to scatter them by giving them different tongues.
Nehemiah rightly identifies why God scatters … it is a direct consequence of transgression. This is a violation of the laws of God. Does God still have laws ? Are there things that are still illegal to Him? We are in an era of “anything goes” …. we believe if we can get away with it, and it feels right to us …and we can convince others it is right … then it must be right. We no more check with the word of God or we have rewritten the word of God to make it more “user-friendly” …. are we surprised that we are scattered … homes are scattered …churches are scattered. We can be abroad but not scattered if we are united in God. It is not every growth and expansion that is positive. As you grow your business, focus first on setting godly shared values. Let your principles of buying and selling be understood and well set. Ensure there are ethical standards that you will not deviate from … then you can expand and grow knowing you will not be scattered. I read of many companies in emerging markets engaged in bribery while their home office in the West maintain highest standards. Go abroad as pilgrims and ambassadors … and not as scattered dealers. I pray someone’s business begins to expand to other nations … represented in many continents. But not in a scattered fashion. But planned and directed by vision and values.
Verses for further meditation
1 Cor 9:24-27; Luke 17:6
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Success comes more from masterful stewardship than from creative insight. Are you a steward?
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, forgive all our violations of your laws. Where we have been scattered, Lord bring us back. Amen
As Nehemiah’s wall was built- so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out for Nehemiah’s Wall from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.
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