Praying for Your Business

Posted by David Chism | Thu, Aug 27, 2020

 Praying for Your Business

Many of you read my blog Embrac­ing Uncer­tain­ty back in July. I received more feed­back from that blog than any oth­er I’ve writ­ten over the years. While much of this feed­back was relat­ed to the sub­ject mat­ter, some was relat­ed to the week­ly prayer meet­ing that I start­ed, where we focus on pray­ing for our busi­ness­es and the con­struc­tion indus­try as a whole. 

We have con­sis­tent­ly had 4 indi­vid­u­als on the call, and as many as 6, each Fri­day morn­ing. We keep the con­ver­sa­tion and prayer time to 30 min­utes, and are pray­ing for you all. 

I’m a firm believ­er that God delights in hear­ing prayers, and, even bet­ter, He also enjoys answer­ing prayers. 

The Anti­dote for Anx­i­ety and Division

There is still a lot of uncer­tain­ty in the months (if not years) to come. Our nation, our church­es, com­mu­ni­ties, and even friends and fam­i­ly mem­bers are divid­ed now more than I’ve ever seen before. Add the uncer­tain­ty of this being an elec­tion year and throw COVID into the mix, and it’s all too easy for anx­i­ety and fear to take hold of our lives. 

I can real­ly only change myself. 

This is where I have been chal­lenged to pray more dur­ing this time. Each time I get on and off calls with my clients and talk about the pos­si­ble shut­downs dur­ing this com­ing win­ter, I hon­est­ly don’t have the right answers. I’m not able to tell my cus­tomers they will be just fine and we’ll be able to mar­ket our ser­vices — nev­er fear! No, I can­not say that to them. 

So what can I say or do? 

I have been still help­ing my clients plan and strate­gize for sev­er­al sce­nar­ios. We are begin­ning to strate­gize about a pos­si­ble shut­down and how to weath­er that storm. We are also devel­op­ing win­ter plans in case a shut­down does not hap­pen, and plan­ning for ways to keep their employ­ees busy dur­ing the cold­er months. 

Final­ly, I am praying. 

I am com­mit­ted to pray­ing for my cus­tomers. I tru­ly believe it is the best thing I can do for them. I am putting them into God’s hands and ask­ing that He would pro­vide for their needs, give them wis­dom, and help them to press through the uncer­tain times ahead. 

My Advice?

Here’s my hum­ble advice to you all read­ing this blog: do not weath­er this storm on your own. Now is the time to seek the Lord. If you are not into pray­ing, I am hap­py to pray for you. Just shoot me an email and let me know how our con­trac­tor prayer time can pray for you, your fam­i­ly, or your com­pa­ny. If you wish to join us 11:30 – 12 (EST) each Fri­day, let me know. I’ll send you the Zoom information. 

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 – 30, Then Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are weary and car­ry heavy bur­dens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am hum­ble and gen­tle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the bur­den I give you is light.”

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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