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Day 89 How to Lead by THE BOOK: Three Keys to Knowing What to Do in Any Situation!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Yesterday was filled with great news: How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK was the #20 bestseller in fiction/non-fiction hardcover book categories in airport bookstores for the month of September (according to the HMS Host Sales Report). Also, because of its success, my publisher has decided that I should produce a revised and expanded version of the book that will come out in paperback to coincide with the release of, How to Lead by THE BOOK in June!

I spoke at a gathering of business leaders only four miles from my offices yesterday. Any day I don’t have to get on an airplane to speak with an audience is a particular blessing! There were leaders from real estate, investments, banking, and law enforcement gathered to hear my speech: Four Decisions that Create Growth in Any Market! The wonderful thing about leadership principles is that they transcend all industries. They are applicable and effective regardless of what you do. Fortunately, the audience felt the same way and several attendees have already emailed to indicate they are applying the strategies I presented.

A question that came up while I was speaking in Turkey last week was: “How do I know God’s will for my life or my business?” This topic is so important and deep that I devoted an entire section to it in, How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK. It’s essential that Christians understand the process for knowing what to do in any situation. Here are three tips for doing so:

1. The key to hearing God’s voice is found in having a close relationship with Him. As your relationship with God is strengthened it is easier to hear His voice and discern His will. Stay close enough to Him that all He has to do is whisper, rather than shout in order to get your attention.

2. The key to having a strong relationship with God is obedience. Obeying takes you from “knowing” about God to experiencing Him. Jesus said in John 14:15, If you love me, keep My commandments.

3. Proverbs 3:5-6 says that if you acknowledge God in all your ways He will direct your paths. This means that when you surrender and put under His control all areas of your life: finances, relationships, personal and corporate values, and the like, that He will reveal His will to you. By committing first to God, you begin to understand His will. However, most people want to know God’s will and then decide whether or not they want to commit to it! It doesn’t work that way!

You can rest assured that it’s not God’s desire to keep His will for you a secret! He wants you to know it so that you can serve Him. But He is not anxious to reveal it to the rebellious, selfish, independent, willful, prideful or uncommitted.