God’s Protection in Business

God’s Protection in Business
God's Protection in Business

Because God Said So (pastel) by Polly Castor

My notes from a 1912 article about God’s Protection in Business that I found in my office:

  • Conquer your own belief in evil.
  • Do not fear that your best efforts may be unavailing. (You may reasonably expect your righteous endeavors to be blessed.)
  • Are you obeying the demands of God in every detail of your work?
  • Are you following the Golden Rule?
  • Have you surrendered self-interest and considered the welfare of the whole?
  • Be “about your Father’s business.”
  • Do not outline. That is not Christ-like.
  • Of yourself you cannot do anything. Seek first the Kingdom of God and let your success be the rich overflow of that. The one is of human will, the other is the God-blessed multiplication of good.
  • Lose pleasure in selfish gain and find joy in bringing good to others.
  • Put yourself under the protection of divine Mind and your business will thrive. This is in itself success and brings success.
  • Be worthy of being protected and you will be.

This advice is still sound!

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  1. Mary Beth 3 years ago

    Polly, do you understand what is meant by “Do not outline. That is not Christlike.” I cannot find a definition of outline to suggest this anywhere. In fact outlining is a tool intrinsic to good business.

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      Polly Castor 3 years ago

      “Do not outline” here means don’t tell God the way things have to be. It is natural and prudent to plan, but ultimately, we are subservient to a divine plan that we do not always see or comprehend. God outlines but is not outlined.

  2. Pam 1 year ago

    This post is timeless wise advice and a great reminder. The artwork, Because God Said So (pastel), is so wonder-full!

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