We come across challenging situations and problems very frequently and some of the highly paid consulting professions are always filled with such stressful environments where decision making is tough. Here is the promise from God in Psalm 32:8, ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with My eye upon you’.
This question may arise whether we can we get this counsel continuously. Proverb 6:20-22 says “When we keep God-given commandment and forsake not the law of God, the words of your parent’s God shall lead us when go anywhere; they shall safe guard when we sleep and they shall talk with us when we waken.”
Let us look at the most ambiguous event management “The Exodus” which is widely known in the annals of time. Executive Office went through every single & most complex problems such as : Leading a team size of approximately 20 Million people, Threatening Egyptian powerful army behind, Travelling day and night in the wilderness for almost 40 years , Starting without knowing the travelling route and stop over, No chances for food, water and other many basic requirements, surrounded by enemies who would kill them, path that no one ever walked and having sea, mountains, valleys and river, divisions and disputes among their own 20 million people and finally war with almost 40 Kings in the land of Canaan. Moses literarily cried to the Lord that he could not bear the burden or the stress he had and but every time he took to His presence (Num11:14). But the Lord led, counseled and guided them amazingly on every single day by meeting all their needs (Exo 13:21-22, 14;14, 16:13, 35, 40:38) and finally He made them to inherit the Promised Land.
Surely, the professional situations you face would be lesser complex than this. Our Lord, the wonderful counselor (Isaiah 9:6) is always there for you to counsel and guide you so that you can resolve all the complex and ambiguous problems.
O God, Immanuel and my Wonderful counselor, be with me to counsel continuously and guide me to conquer all the complex challenges in my professional / business life.
CCF acknowledges with Thanks to CIM (Christian Institute of Management) for allowing to republish this article by CCF core team member, which originally was published in Management Devotional of CIM.