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.
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.”