Practical Employee Solutions is a values-driven company. The most important value that we hold as a company is that God is at the center of everything we do. We want to take a few words on our blog to describe what that means to us.
Luke 5:3 says, “Jesus got into one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, and asked him to push off a little from the land. Then Jesus sat down and continued to teach the people from the boat” (NCV).
Jesus’ disciples had worked all night and caught nothing. Then Jesus stepped into their boat and told them to cast their nets again. When they did, they caught so many fish that the nets began to break! It was the same lake, the same boat, the same nets, the same fishermen, and the same fish. The only difference between nothing and fullness was Jesus is in the boat.
We believe the most important thing we can do is get Jesus in our boat.
What’s your boat? In this story, the boat represents how you make a living. Simon’s business was his boat because he was a fisherman. The boat represents your career, your profession, your job, just like it represented Simon Peter’s entire livelihood.
What does it mean to have Jesus in your boat?
It means you dedicate everything about yourself to God. The best thing you will ever do is make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life and devote yourself to discovering and walking in the destiny He has for you.
Or, Jesus may be in your life, but have you given him control of your career? You may trust him for salvation and you go to church on the weekends and praise God. But when you go back to work during the week, is Jesus there and trusted in your job? Or do you put Jesus on the shelf?
When Simon Peter gave his job to Jesus, he was blessed with incredible results. But there is a sequence.
We may sometimes think, “God, make me really successful in business, and then I’ll serve you with the success.” Wrong! It’s the exact opposite. First, Peter gave Jesus control of his job. Then Jesus blessed Peter’s job with enormous success. That’s the order.
The Bible says in Matthew 6:33, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (NLT, second edition).
Whatever you want God to bless, put him first. You want God to bless your time? You give him the first part of every day. You want God to bless your money? You give him the first 10 percent of your income, no matter how small it is. You want God to bless your job? You give him control, no matter how successful you are.