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I have read the Bible front to back and now I am working on a daily study.  I want to tell you that I can only speak for myself and my experiences.

God has always been my strength. I don’t always look for it but it has been there all of the time.

I am far from perfect and that is why I need God in my life.  It isn’t about thinking that you are better than someone else, like some people seem to think. It isn’t about judging other people. It is about being broken and knowing God is there for you no matter what.  I know if more people understood this they would be less likely to stay away.

As I have read through the Bible, I have noticed more and more examples regarding business and finance.  This of course is some of my favorite  topics.

This verse struck me today:

No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God,” since God is not tempted by evil, and he himself doesn’t tempt anyone.

(James 1:13, Christian Standard Bible)

I have heard so many people, including myself, say, “God is testing me” or “God is putting me though a phase to see how I react.”  These and other similar phrases are contradictory to what this verse says.  Trials are brought on by ours doing or the doings of others. Choices that we make. 

I have a bunch of examples from my years in business, too numerous to count.  It goes back to my quote that I often refer to:

“Do good things, good things happen.  Do bad things, bad things happen.”

It is no more complicated than that.  It’s just a shame that more people don’t talk about it because they are scared of what others think.  I can tell you that it is an awesomely freeing feeling when you stop caring what others think about you.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Your Boy,