Crisis Can Be the Starting Point of Blessing
Isaiah 41:18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water.
Economists call this pandemic that has been going on for more than a year as an era of disruption, in which massive transformations occur in all aspect of business that is shifted toward utilization of internet technology. This may cause crisis to those who do not follow the trend. However, this may be a big opportunity to those who promptly respond to it. It is a great advantage to small businesses or new entrepreneurs who don’t have large capital, because this will make every entrepreneur starts from the same position.
In the past, one used to need a lot of money to put up an advertisement and a strategic location which was not cheap. Now, with internet, anyone can have the same chance. Even small businesses have the chance to compete with and beat the market leader. This is what God provides for us who respond to Him. Just like the story of Joseph when the 7 years of famine occurred Egypt. Joseph lived in the same place, same location and faced the same drought, but his outcome was different than others. While people in Egypt experienced great loss, Joseph was blessed greatly. While others experienced setback, Joseph experienced breakthroughs. While others struggled to sell their assets, Joseph stored up his blessings. While others struggled to have something to eat, Joseph was busy managing all the abundant blessings.
All of that happened because Joseph got wisdom from God dan responded to it seriously. He walked right according to God’s guidance and was not distracted to deviate from the path. We can also experience what Joseph did. Let us believe, that just because the world is in crisis, that doesn’t mean we have to suffer from its negative impact. Even though all the financial giants collapse, that doesn’t mean we have to collapse as well. On the contrary, crisis can be our starting point to be blessed and become the financial giants. The key is getting closer to God, asking for His guidance, and do it according to His ways.
A CRISIS can be our STARTING POINT to BE BLESSED and to become the new FINANCIAL GIANTS.
1. In you opinion, what made Joseph experienced abundance while others experienced starvation?
2. What is your perspective on today’s crisis? How will you respond to it?
3. What will you do so that this crisis can be your starting point to be blessed?
“Lord, we long to be a blessing and to glorify Your name especially during this dark time. Please bless us in everything we do so that we may experience victories that come from You. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”