I graduated from college in May 2015 with a firm belief that God would provide the right job at the right time for me. I interviewed for seven jobs before I accepted the Sales position at The Marketing Squad. I was offered three before it, and I turned them down because I knew God had something better in mind for me.
I’ve been working at this amazing, godly place for three weeks now, and I have loved every moment of it. Every day I am excited to go to work because I love what I do and because I know that God has placed me here for a reason. Whenever I get discouraged, I remind myself, “God has appointed me to this position.”
In the last year, TMS has hired six new people. It has provided six new jobs. The unemployment rate in Louisville, KY is 4.5%. That number may seem small, but it actually means that there are 37,750 people who are unemployed in this city alone.
When you grow your business, you are not only helping people with the services or products you provide, you are helping people by giving them a reason to get out of bed every morning.
During the five months that I was unemployed, I struggled everyday to keep believing that I had a purpose, that God had a plan. I fought to keep myself from becoming depressed, from feeling empty. Now, I can’t help but think about all the people out there who feel like they aren’t contributing to society or that they don’t have something to look forward to because they don’t have a job.
God gave us our ambitions, our dreams. It’s not a greedy or glutinous to desire to grow your business. God placed you in your position for a reason.
The Parable of the Talents
14-18 “It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left. Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master’s investment. The second did the same. But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master’s money.
19-21 “After a long absence, the master of those three servants came back and settled up with them. The one given five thousand dollars showed him how he had doubled his investment. His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’
22-23 “The servant with the two thousand showed how he also had doubled his master’s investment. His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’
24-25 “The servant given one thousand said, ‘Master, I know you have high standards and hate careless ways, that you demand the best and make no allowances for error. I was afraid I might disappoint you, so I found a good hiding place and secured your money. Here it is, safe and sound down to the last cent.’
26-27 “The master was furious. ‘That’s a terrible way to live! It’s criminal to live cautiously like that! If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least? The least you could have done would have been to invest the sum with the bankers, where at least I would have gotten a little interest.
28-30 “‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb. Throw him out into utter darkness.’ Matthew 25: 14-30.
Playing it safe and being comfortable isn’t serving God. Good is the enemy of great. God has greater plans for your life than for you to just be average.
If you feel that God wants your business to thrive, come chat with me about how The Marketing Squad is doing God’s work to help businesses just like yours rise to new levels. My goal is to help you grow so much that you have to hire new people. Let’s chat.