Two words killed him.
Two words contributed to the sinking of the mighty Titanic.
These are two words you may utter every single day that can kill your business.
Two Deadly Words
Meet Jack Phillips, the young entrepreneurial telegraph operator on duty the night the unsinkable Titanic went down. A hard worker, Jack was all too happy to make some extra money that fateful night by sending celebratory wireless messages out to the world.
Jack was a great employee, focused and diligent in his all endeavors.
Unfortunately, that particular night Jack was so focused on his goal he intentionally chose to ignore the new wireless messages coming in. Messages that warned of icebergs ahead. Messages that could have saved his life.
In spite of his distraction, the urgent messages kept coming.
Finally, Jack stopped what he was doing and took time to reply, “Shut up. Shut up. I’m busy.”
“I’m busy.” Two simple words you and I utter every day.
Receiving Jack’s communication, the wireless operator of the closest ship (one that could have rushed to Titanic’s aid) turned off his machine and went to bed.
All hope of potential rescue was gone.
What went wrong?
Jack was dedicated to the details and working hard. In fact, later that evening he acted in truly heroic ways. But Jack made a deadly mistake by not listening to those who knew things he didn’t.
I can relate. As a coach, a businesswoman, a wife, mother, and more, I’m busy. Crazy-busy. And while it’s embarrassing to confess, I’ll admit that some days I think I’m too busy to talk to God, to listen, to pray.
To pray to the Almighty, All-Knowing God of the Universe who…
- Knows what’s going to happen before it ever occurs (Isaiah 46:9-10)
- Offers wisdom every step of the way (James 1:5)
- Owns every resource I’ll ever need (Psalm 24:1)
- Can open doors for me that no one can close (Revelation 3:8)
- Promises to give back with bonus and blessing everything I give away (Luke 6:38)
- And so much more!
How can I be too busy for that? For Him?
How About You
“I’m busy” is the constant heart cry of the overwhelmed coach-entrepreneur. We work as hard as we can trying to generate business, pay the bills, and serve our clients.
Yet, in steaming full speed ahead we may miss out on opportunities only God can create, not hear key guidance He wants to give, and miss important things just below the waterline that only God can see. Worst of all, we may miss out on Him.
Satan tempts us to think we are too busy to pray. That’s a lie. As entrepreneurs, we know we are too busy NOT to pray.
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That’s why I’m inviting you to the 31 Day Prayer Challenge for Coaches & Entrepreneurs.
Beginning January 1st, for 31 days let’s take time to talk to God about our businesses and our lives. For just 5-10 minutes a day. Every day. In a strategic, focused, systematic way.
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I can’t wait to see you there.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16