20060718

Another step along the path

Well, this morning I go and meet with the finance people. I have rarely been this nervous. When it comes to investing, or business, there really is no such thing as a 'sure thing'. There are always risks involved. I doubt Donald Trump suceeded on every business venture. I'm pretty sure Henry Ford, J.P. Getty, and other business giants made mistakes and had misteps along their paths. One big difference between me and them - they had a lot more room for error. Although this journey sort of began in 1999 when I first became interested in it - it has not really gotten off the ground until now. I did have a brief dabble into it last year that was very successful IMO - but this is my first foray into it. To put it in a military term. Last year was sort of a probing patrol if you will. This is an actual movement to contact and take and hold. :) God willing (and I know I will not make it very far if He is not in this), once the beachhead is established I will begin to expand. I have struggled on the way. I keep having what I like to refer to as 'Peter moments'. You know where I profess that Jesus is the Christ, but then think I then know better than He on how His plans will come to fruition. Or where I am scared, but tell the Lord that I will come out of the boat only if He tells me to - then begin to sink in fear as I look at the storm around me. Well, I am now needing to run out the door to meet the "Man". Always keep the Lord in sight for even when you sink beneath the waves - His hands are always there to reach out and lift you back on top of the water. --- I encourage you to meditate upon all the aspects of that this day! :) Verse for today: Matthew 14:22-33, esv Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way [2] from the land, [3] beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, [4] he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

2 comments:

Bob said...

Faith, it's a lot easier to say than to have.

ALP said...

Faith - a lot easier to say than to have. Bob is so right in this. Yet as He opens your doors hold His hand and He will not let you down!

ysiC,
Amy