Spare Tires Or Headlights

Spare Tires Or Headlights
December 17, 2017 Gary Shotton

Spiritual help is sometimes viewed like a spare tire, only pulled out when needed. But viewing your spiritual help as headlights can made a positive difference. By Gary Shotton #000190

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Spare Tires Or Headlights

By Gary Shotton

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hello I’m Gary Shotton and I’m here to talk about Inspiring Better Business boy am I excited about this topic I’ve been traveling around the world talking about better business how can we do better business and today we got to talk about a kind of a funny title spare tires or headlights now you would if you watch a number of these videos you’re going to know that some of them just a minor few will have a more spiritual context so if you happen to be an individual that it doesn’t it wasn’t isn’t interested to hearing about God and hearing how God involved in the business then you could just choose another video and this will be stored under the spiritual categories so headlights and spare tires well I have talked with a number of Christian business people and most want God on their side they want God to help them they want God to be a part of their business and you see certain things on certain business cards that imply God is my partner god is my co-pilot God with me scripture verses and I’m fine with all that I don’t happen to follow that pattern but if you choose to do that that’s fine with me but I do encourage that that’s a reflection of God so that puts an extra pressure on you there’s going to be extra people watching over you and wondering is this a scam or they’ve had other bad experiences some of them from time to time with other people that had that and I personally prefer just to say let’s just do good business let’s do God base business and then let people see and understand when we get that relationship built that God is the source of my wisdom that’s why I view it God is the source of my Blizz ‘dom he’s my helper and my guide now now I have run across quite a few people though that have said that and then over time I watch and see what they’re actually doing and maybe maybe they need a little help on that subject so I’ve discovered a an analogy a parallel and I’m calling it spare tires or headlights and there’s a lot of people that want God to be what I would call their spare tire they’re driving down the highway they’re they’re doing business and they’re just are they’ve got control of this they’re they’re in charge they really don’t have God in charge of what they’re doing they kind of say that on the side they kind of imply that on the side but when push comes to shove or when a difficult situation arises they don’t actually turn to God as their guide they don’t actually turn to God on a daily basis on a regular basis they kind of want God to be back there in the spare tire in the trunk and when it really gets bad I mean their tires are blown out there’s no other option they’ll pull over the side and they’ll pull out their spare tire they’ll pull out the god factor and they’ll ask God did this kind of miraculous take back miraculously take over and then fix all these processes and things that’s been going on when actually God wasn’t in charge they knew and they acted and they were 100% in charge or 99.9 percent of the time they were in charge and was God was there just as a little bit of a plush a or a little bit of an extra and again the spare tire well I prefer to think God is my headlights God is looking how ahead of me and in I’m looking through the lights of God I’m looking through what God has prepared down my way I want to consistently be going forward not backwards I don’t want to look in the rearview mirror I’ll learn from my experiences but I want to look forward I want to see what ahead I want to see as far ahead as I possibly can see and you know headlights are something that you don’t have necessarily turned on all the time now in the United States we don’t turn him on all the time in Europe I was just recently in Europe and we got pulled over twice because we had forgot to turn on our headlights it’s a sunny day there is no reason for headlights in my mind but that’s a law so many countries or some countries have headlights on all the time the point would be the analogy would be is I want God to be looking out ahead seeing how to head seeing and guiding me in advance now sometimes we don’t really need those lights and I make the analogy that God really expects us to do everything we possibly can do on our own intellect our own ability our own work our own desire own Drive of course God’s helping me and when he really steps in along that path is when he’s stepping in when I can’t actually do something for myself now again while I’m doing that God’s helping me guiding me but I don’t every day wake up and decide to ask God you know do I do this do I go to work I don’t ask God what kind of shirt do I put on I don’t ask God what kind of food should I eat I don’t ask God all on a daily basis on a moment-by-moment basis I don’t ask God but I have God’s presence in my mind I have God’s perficient’s I have God blessing me and I look to God continually but it’s not consciously at that point because I know God has equipped me to do things basically on my own with this direction and he looks to me to do that in a positive way I do believe what I do is consistent with God’s plan but now when I get my back against the wall I need a miracle or I need something I’ve done all that I can do on my part and I now can look to God and I can turn on those headlights and say god I really needed some help here I really do need some help now we have God we have God the Father we got the goddness son Jesus who died on the cross for my sins and and we’ve got God the Holy Spirit in the one place in the New Testament or several places it says clearly that Jesus said I must go away so I can send you the comforter the Holy Spirit that’s the part that’s with me it’s kind of like he’s just consciously with me at all times I thought of another analogy I hope it’s fair here that if you’re a mother or even a clothes for sure the mother and certainly the father’s also but a mother would be very very conscious of their infant child being with them or know where that child is all of the time in other words if they were a working mother which is fine working outside the home they would make sure that that’s child is in the care and protection of somebody they trust and they would not want to know that that person that they trusted that child with took that child and went anyplace different than where they were expecting in other words the mother especially in the father’s also but the mother especially wants to know and is conscious of where that child is at all times that’s true almost all the way through childhood I want to know that Johnny is over at this safe house they’re over visiting and friends they went rollerskating whatever they’re doing mama especially knows and is conscious of where their children are well in a similar way to me I believe I know and am conscious that the Holy Spirit is with me at all times it doesn’t control me yes I let him control me but I am doing what I know to do I’m doing business I’m doing the accounting I’m doing I’m doing the day-to-day affairs knowing that the Holy Spirit is with me at all times and the Godhead somehow I don’t know all the details pulls it together and works together that I just am a team truly amatory team with God now does that mean I never make a mistake absolutely not anybody that says they don’t make mistakes or frankly not trying anything I actually think that God has a plan here he doesn’t want us to make mistakes but you know we learn more when we make mistakes than when everything goes smooth you understand that we learn more when we have a difficult time than if the road is totally smooth and so I believe the perfect father the God the Godhead in there someplace is handling us like we are his children and he lets us experiment out kind of to the limits of our maturity and then he allows us to make some mistakes that’s part of the process that’s how we learn a child is learning to ride a bicycle you know you’ve got to take the the training wheels off at some point and at that point there’s a probably a pretty good chance that child is gonna wrap that bicycle and skin their knees and maybe their hands and they’re gonna cry and somebody can say why would you let that happen well that’s kind of how you learn how to ride the bicycle and you don’t go so fast or you don’t turn so sharp and so God is a lot like that in my opinion he’s a perfect father he’s perfect with Jesus is my I’m part of the family of God the Holy Spirit is with me I’m not doing a theological study on this I’m just telling you somehow in a miraculous way God is guiding and leading and directing me every minute in my business I love it and I thank you I think that that’s the way it should work now thank you for being with me I hope this was not too spiritual I hope this was helpful by all means I want to Inspire Better Business thank you
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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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