Business Calling

Business Calling
September 16, 2018 Gary Shotton

The calling to be a business owner can be rewarding but will definitely come with challenges by Gary Shotton #000232

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Business Calling

By Gary Shotton

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hello my name is Gary Shotton I’m here in my home this is my back porch looking out over a golf course I’m very blessed to have that and today we’re going to talk about Inspiring Better Business and in particular we’re going to talk about the subject of a question that was asked me when I was talking with our groups in East Africa and they asked this question are some people called to business and the way that was asked it was clear that they were asking well that maybe some people are not called the business and you know it’s a very good question so I’d like to address that well first of all I believe that God has called us all into an ultimate part of the body of Christ and yes some people are specifically called into the realm of doing and operating a business just like some people are called to be a pastor and some people are called to be evangelists and some people are called to be Bible teachers and so yes there is a calling to business that’s for the overall body of Christ but you know all of us have a household all of us need income and I have to believe that at the first time that I do not or cannot find a job or the first time that I have a job it’s not anywhere close enough capable of meeting my needs I have a responsibility to feed my family and I’m gonna go out and start something I’m not going to wait and just beyond the one I wish I could find a job list I know in East Africa it’s pretty important to get a job well what people are saying is I want someone to take care of me I want to be sure that they’re gonna take care of me and they’re gonna give me a weekly or daily income that way I can be happy and I can have my needs met well you all know that that’s not normally the case you know that many of the jobs that are there in East Africa are very underpaid and it’s not sufficient to make the money you need to have a happy happy household and so realize that that that there is a call to business but everyone is called to feed their family and so I guess if I was in that situation and I was in that situation when I first moved to my town where I live now without a job and I right away I didn’t even call it a business I call it necessity and I got started making some income out of necessity to feed my family and pay the tuition and pay the rent I ask yourself are you willing to do that ask yourself are you setting around waiting for someone else to take care of you don’t do that start taking care of yourself well there’s a little bit of an analogy I like in analogies you know we’re all required to to pay for our household budgets in food and lodging and things and and you know that’s to me it’s kind of like of analogy of a singer a singer it could be one that sings in the choir or sings in the auditorium we’re just part of the group you know the word says that we’re supposed to make a joyful noise unto the Lord well we’re singing that’s great and yet inside that group of singers that everyone’s singing there are some people that have absolute fabulous voices and as they practice as they practice or sing in the group it becomes evident to them and others that they have the solo ability well maybe their calling is to be a musician and so I believe there’s a process that we learn in discovering what our part of the body of Christ is can happen when we actually venture out and actually start a business or do something maybe even out of necessity to make things happen for yourself ask yourself are you willing to just start even if it’s not your ultimate end objective are you waiting too long for the perfect thing to come my friend Octavian gave this advice to some people he said you know I was in college and there’s students in college and a lot of them don’t even like to wash their own clothes so a person could have just one little pan and a little bit of soap and Condors in the college and asked to wash people’s clothes just one batch of clothes at a time boy would I be willing to do that that’s out of a necessity you’re gonna learn some things you’re gonna develop your skills maybe that passes maybe you get a good job maybe you’re not going on to another business maybe your business has nothing to do with washing clothes you know you’re still going to learn something and you’re gonna gain income you’re gonna have some personal wealth I have a friend in my hometown his name’s Jean and I know his story a little bit he was a preacher’s son they were always in poverty even in the US and he didn’t like that he went to college and you know what he did he cut hair he set up a little place with some scissors I don’t know what he had but the students were in college they needed their hair cut and he became pretty good barber now he’s not a barber today he’s actually a very wealthy banker but you know he did what he had he started with his hat hands and through that process he discovered that he wasn’t gonna be a pastor he wasn’t gonna be something else he didn’t want to work for other people he wanted to own his own bank he’s a bank owner that’s who he is it’s really important are you willing to start that small are you willing to even do some things out of necessity do you realize that you must do that sometime in order to just make your basic needs of your household that’s important we have a tendency when we’re looking for a job to kind of shift our responsibility on to someone else like if I’m working for someone I could be at risk as saying well now that that my company or that boss or that that that now have become responsible for me and you know sometimes we even look to the government and say okay why isn’t the government doing something I want the government to be responsible for me well you know I’m responsible for myself I’m the one and only person has the most interest in me becoming and being successful and so you know I think the the responsible the rest on me I believe that God wants to bless us I believe that certain people will go beyond just household needs the basics I think it may take some time for some people and yes there are some people that are going to be anointed and called of God to build a pretty major business and that business would be a blessing to the body of Christ I encourage that person to be sure that they have balance in their life that they make sure that they’re there they’re creating an overall plan not just to gain money not just to gain wealth but do be a part of the body of Christ and learn not only how to make money but how to give money well there’s a lot to be said are you willing and thinking about that that you’re willing to step into the role of a giver oh never thought of that yeah if God’s gonna bless you in the financial realm it’s not to heap it upon yourself you’re gonna enjoy a wonderful life but you are responsible determine to determine how best to distribute that money in the body of Christ there’s going to be some challenges and you’re gonna have to work through those challenges but that’s the ultimate goal the body of Christ your local church they need a drum sets for the for the for the music they need pastors salaries they need I’ve been at either for more than 40 years and I wouldn’t stop it’s working for me and I encourage you to look into that so just ask yourself what’s your motive are you willing to be a business owner those that are called to excel in that area in order to be a giver that’s what it’s all about well thanks for being a part of this I hope you enjoy that this part of the teachings I hope it’s not something you get discouraged with I want to be inspiring better business thank you very much
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Gary Shotton
Founder | IBBTalks.com
The founder of IBBTalks.com which was formed to "Inspire Better Business."
As an astute businessman, he is passionate about helping others in the business world achieve maximum profits. He has a keen interest in international business. www.InspiringBetterBusiness.com

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