Staying True to Your Mission

May 4, 2010, Written by Sue Miley

I received a hint from a reader and colleague that maybe my posts were too focused on the business tactics of running a small business and not enough on the impact of God as the foundation of our business.

If he wasn’t hinting, maybe it was the conviction of the Holy Spirit.  Anyway, building your business on a foundation of faith and Christian values is what I want to share.  There are tons of bloggers who can help with time management and other business skills as stand alone topics.

I did all of the strategies and tactics espoused in leadership and management books over a couple of decades.  It wasn’t until my worldview changed to a God view that the fruit of my efforts held meaning or purpose.

Hitler was an effective leader if defined by getting people to follow you.  Drug dealers hit their sales goals.  And there are many lawyers who give advocacy a bad name because of their tactics and plenty of doctors who are terrible businessmen.  Just acquiring and mastering skills does not achieve success for Christians. Once we are filled with the Holy Spirit a cognitive dissonance appears if we do not feel like we are honoring God in our lives and pointing people to Him.

With a God view we are swayed by what is important to God.  We want to glorify Him in all that we do, including our business.

I can use all of the online marketing tactics I have learned about for my coaching business.  I can analyze my own business and provide myself with a list of opportunities that any stellar consultant would provide.

But my goal isn’t to just grow sales….

My job is not to see how many clients I can see in a week…

My goal is to help others to find God’s will for their life.  My heart is to help Christian business owners create a foundation and culture based upon their Christian values.

If I believe that God is the center of my life and my work, doesn’t he need to be the focal point of my blog.  In spite of my marketing skills He always brings me clients….Regardless of my counseling/coaching skills He helps people through me…..Without a logical reason, He provides me with peace in the midst of chaos and discernment when business issues arise.

God is my point of difference.  God is actually THE POINT! PERIOD.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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