1 of 100 – Kick the Worry Habit

There’s a prayer breakfast every Friday morning at our church. It’s a group I’ve attended on and off for years. Well recently, it’s been more off than on. This weekend, my daughter’s attending a retreat and, on a whim (or by divine inspiration), I attended.

The speaker this week was Larry Barfield. He’s a customer of mine who for many years ran a retail sporting good business. Larry shared his experiences of faith during his everyday work life. Larry found himself evangelizing his faith at work, often to people who are flat out non-believers, which allowed him to see miracles.

A personal experience that Larry encountered was with one of his customers who was cured from facial paralysis which had resulted from surgery she had to remove a cancerous tumor. Later on she had a relapse and her tumor disappeared after clearly appearing in a scan and she was cured from her facial paralysis. A miracle that couldn’t be explained by science.

Larry challenged us that day to commit ourselves to stop worrying. This woman had been in fear for her life and her surgery she thought she would never live normally again. If God can cure this woman from paralysis and cancer, how much more easily can He enable us business owners to:

  • Meet payroll.
  • Close that big customer deal.
  • Find the right talent members.

He also asked us to commit to a 30 day plan to eliminate worry from our lives because it does no one any good and it sucks peace of mind from us. Instead we are to entrust to God, who is all powerful, all these things that are so clearly outside of our control.

Jorge Lazaro Diaz