I cannot underestimate the place of God in my life. I am what I am today by His special grace. Since school is not in session and I don’t have deadlines for home work, I have the time to go to personal schooling. I have been reading various books from spiritual growth to business sense. While reading The Wisdom That Works by Dr. David Oyedepo, I came across several authors and successful businessmen and some of their books. A vision was also delivered into my hands, few weeks after. I will tell you about the vision in another article that I will be sharing some time soon. I went to the library to check out books. One of them was The Mover of Mountain and Men by R.G LeTourneau. LeTourneau, a French man born in Duluth, Minnesota, chronicled his life experiences from childhood until he became a very successful businessman. As a reader, the author took me through a rebellious childhood where he left home to milk cow for a widow two miles away for food and shelter and to stay warm from the Minnesota winter cold. After going back home at the end of Thanksgiving dinner with his extended family, Bob, as he was usually called mend his differences with his father and stayed home. As a mechanic who was always designing earth moving machines, LeTourneau never forgot to mention the hands of God in his achievements. He also used the book to show his shortcomings as a human being when it came to relating to God or giving God His rightful place in his life. He travelled around the world sharing the goodness of God upon his business. He usually starts his speech by saying, “I am just a mechanic whom the Lord has blessed, but I am in active relationship with God.” LeTourneau found out that he can be a business partner with God to promote the work and kingdom of God during one of his visits to his pastor, and that understanding has made him to survive every challenge that stung him like bees in his journey to success. He was quick to seek caution whenever things were not going right. He was a man full of faith when he highlighted the fact that when many of us pray, we do not leave our burden before God rather we take it back with us. More so, he pointed out the mistake that many of us make when we are serving God. For example, the man who gave ninety percent to God and took ten, said, “Ye cannot serve God and mammon” as it is written in Matthew 6:24. He did not mince words either when he said “I think a lot of people get mixed up that way too. They have just enough religion to make them miserable, and not enough to make them happy.” He concluded by adding, “They can’t enjoy serving the pleasures of sin because they know better, and they can’t enjoy serving the Lord because they are not willing to serve Him all the way.” So, my question is how are you serving the Lord? This is a question that we must answer as we go about our daily life and business. It is very important to put God first in everything we do and He will make sure that what we do will enjoy lasting success. Thanks for reading. I hope to talk to you again through my blogs. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please, send me a note – fill out the contact form. I want to hear from you. You can also get my recent posts by signing up to receive updates. Bye for now, until next time.