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"It's not just Business, it's Personal"

You know the phrase, you hear it in those big shot movies that immortalize the image of the hot shot leader who just made a deal. It's that big phrase "It's not personal, it's just business."

I got to thinking about that phrase this weekend. Many of you know that in addition to the Business as Mission Network, I have the real privilege of being apart of the leadership of a business as mission company called Bluefish TV and The Rightnow Campaign. We first and foremost view it as a ministry, but we are also very much a self sustaining business.

We're in the thick of ministering to this generation of 20 and 30 somethings who are in the search for meaning, significance and purpose. One of those twenty and thirty somethings is my younger brother.

Over the past few weeks, I've experienced the impact of our ministry up close. Recently, I've been able to share my passion for what we do and how work can be an opportunity for ministry. I was also able to share some tools and resources that I believe can help him on his journey as he is getting a fresh start and taking his life in a new direction.

A lot of people ask, "What really makes something Business as Mission?" I'm beginning to think that some of that lies somewhere when what your doing becomes more than a job and more of a reflection of who you are. When a business becomes your ministry, we're in essence reversing that corporate, Hollywood phrase to say "It's not just Business, it's Personal."

When it becomes personal, the decisions we make and how we lead become more than just business decisions. They become a personal reflection of who God is in our lives.

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posted by Justin Forman | 1.23.2008 - 7:00 AM


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