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I Don’t Know What to Do 2

| Andy Mason

Are you stuck? Recently I wrote about being stuck and not knowing what to do in a series of business and home situations well beyond my immediate ability to ‘fix.’ I was reminded of a king who said the same thing…. and set himself to seek God’s help/solution. I did the same although the strategy I got didn’t align with my natural tendencies to just push harder and try fix it.

Read on to find out what happened as a result.

Andy Mason

My action involved intentionally increasing the amount of prayer and worship in my day. This is the OPPOSITE of what my natural tendency would be to do.

 

What did I do differently?

– re-established my plan of seeking God BEFORE reading my emails (about a 80% success rate this week)

– protected my priority of 1:1 time with God being still, listening, journaling

– I didn’t spend more time with Him but I did increase my awareness of Him through the day and before I went to sleep each night. The primary tool in doing this was continual thankfulness. Expressing grattitude in all things.

 

So did it work?

Did God show up on my behalf?

It is interesting how increasing thankfulness and awareness of God in all things keeps your heart in the right place and doesn’t give room for fear.

I also was intentionally looking for even small things that were a sign God was working on my behalf.

Here’s what has happened since God spoke:

1. We connected with a national copywriter/marketing guru who is right now helping us develop strategies.

2. I received advice from a trusted friend to benefit the health of my family.

3. I slept much better each night other than one while traveling.

4. Two separate people contacted me feeling inspired to pray for me during the night. One is on a different time zone and sets a reminder to pray in his mid morning which is my 3am! Another asked God to wake him to pray for me if I am restless! Wow.

5. We put on more new customers in a week than we did in the previous month!

6. We connected with a business group that will likely result in 100 new customers in a win:win relationship.

7. I connected with  a reputable national company that will likely run some training events with us for our city.

8. Our builders who are renovating our new event center are going much faster and doing more than originally thought.

9. My team is strong in the midst of pressure.

10. Then to top it off I went out to lunch with some local business people on Friday. They have been a source of encouragement in all we are doing with Heaven in Business from the start. At the end of the conversation they handed me an envelope to open when I got home. On opening I found a check for TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for ‘HiB Growth.’

 

Are You Stuck?

We are not out of our challenging situation. We do have evidence God is WITH US in the midst of it and DIRECTING us forward. A friend recently told me:

You fear because you don’t factor ME into the equation – God

I would rather have challenges and discover more of God in the process than avoid them or be rescued out of them. If we are supposed to be MORE THAN overcomers, then we need to have some big challenges to overcome.

 

I am on track.

What about you?

I encourage you to read over the last blog and connect with God yourself.

I pray that you discover a God who is closer than your skin and nearer than the air you breathe. A God much closer than a brother. A Friend who is near in times of trouble.

I pray that you pause to be still and know Him – feel His breath and hear His whispers about HOW to move forward.

I pray that you ADD GOD into your stuck equation and you end up with PEACE and INCREASE!

 

Want more?

If you want to find out more about how we integrate God at work and join a growing community doing the same check out Heaveninbusiness.com/online.

9 thoughts on “I Don’t Know What to Do 2”

  1. Thank you Andy for the wonderfully practical advice!
    In the midst of my challenge I’ve stopped, am enjoying some vacation with my husband and waiting to see God results!

  2. Thank you, Andy.
    I’m in real desperate need of help and God stepping into my situation. A legal situation of a junk property issue against a bank at court is close to get finished. The first attorney was cheating me as well. According to the attorney, a new one, our chances to win are very low.
    An agreement with the bank is on its way.
    The bank is not willing to find an agreement, but pressing everything out of me.
    Last year I lost my job. Started a new one in a different country with much less income. I face a downward spirale.
    God needs to fight for me, this is the only solution. I really don’t know what to do. Where there is justice?
    I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
    I NEED HELP.
    I finally could find some rest this night.

  3. HiB has been a source of lessons learned, encouragement and overall knowing there are business for whom not everything goes as planned or hoped – but they keep their focus aligned with God! Appreciate your transparency and inspiration.

    1. THanks so much Jon. Our walk with Jesus is not supposed to be achievable on our own, it is impossible! But when we walk with Him even the impossible messes turn into something good. I’m on a lifelong journey to experience more!

  4. Hello Andy,

    WOW!! Thank you so so sooo much for these 2 blogs. I am going to do all you said. Funnily enough, the Lord has been giving me the same ‘strategy’ as you – His exact words to me in a dream were “Worship me Ruthie, just worship me!” My husband and I are going after a dream, after having had confirmation from various people and even those who don’t know us prophesying about this dream. We have seen such favour up till now regarding getting people to be in our film called”The pursuit of dreams”. People like Chris O, Chad dedmon, Reinhard Bonnke, Ben Fitzgerald and Heidi Baker as well as unknown ‘dreamers’. But for some reason – the financial breakthrough we need has not come yet – not in the way it needs to, and we need it by this summer!! and so your title attracted me. What wise and confirming words. If we would Seek His Kingdom first – everything else he takes care of!! I am convinced again that this is the best way forward – to worship HIM and see HIM make the way. God bless you soooooo much, What a blog! It has caused me to raise my eyes again and be so intentionally focussed on worshipping HIM and declaring what He has said and says about pursuing this God given dream. I have to say here that I loved your book and did all you said we should – thanks to you we are going for some of those dreams!! Thanks once again. WOW! And so I pray for you Andy that there would be an abundance of finances for you as you and your family have obeyed the Lord and are chasing your own GOD given dreams. I pray you would feed on the wealth of NATIONS! And nations would come to your light!

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