It’s one of God’s laws written into the fabric of the universe:
Right-thinking…produces right actions…leading to life-giving outcomes.
The key then is right-thinking…right-thinking about God, right-thinking about others, right-thinking about ourselves, right-thinking about our businesses, right-thinking about possessions.
The Bible has a lot to say about right thinking. One of the great temptations of life is to “think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think.” (Romans 12:3)
But conversely, there’s another great thought temptation…to think less of ourselves, and of others, than God does.
We think less of ourselves and others when we think that we are not really important to God, that we actually don’t amount to much, that in the large scheme of things our life decisions are inconsequential.
Such thinking diminishes ourselves and others and is an affront to God because in his eyes there are no little people and there are no little places. Right-thinking tells us that…
Each person carries the imprint of God, for we are made in his image. (Genesis 1:27)
Each person is imbued with gifts and talents from God. (Matthew 25:15)
Each person’s place on earth has been determined by God. (Acts 17:26)
Each Christ-follower carries within them the very glory of Christ himself. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Each person will interact with Christ on an equal footing in the life to come. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
Knowing that God so values us and has made us “a little lower than the angels” (Psalm 8:5) should fundamentally shape the way we live and how we view others.
And as Corpath members, the value bestowed upon every human being by God should radically frame the way we view our employees, our co-workers, our customers, our board colleagues, our suppliers, and our investors.
I was reminded that from God’s perspectives there are no little people and no little places when a Corpath member recently toured me and his Forum friends through his business space.
Everywhere the office hallways were filled with pictures. It was striking…pictures of couples, pictures of families, pictures of singles. Pictures everywhere.
“Who are these people?” I asked.
“These are our employees, our valued employees, every one of them,” was his response.
No one was left out. Each person was valued, significant, special. Each person, each family, each couple were important to God and were therefore important to this Corpath member.
The culture of this business spoke volumes. My heart sang when I viewed hallway after hallway bearing witness to the truth that in this company there are no little people and there are no little places.
Jesus made it clear that in God’s kingdom right-thinking means everyone is invited to the feast. Everyone is elevated to first class. Everyone is royalty.
This week, let’s remember there are no little people and there are no little places. Every person and every moment is freighted with value, with purpose, with potential.
In God’s eyes, even the little children are no longer little, for didn’t Jesus say,
“Permit the children to come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke18:16)
Blessings for a good week,