My company is dealing with a financial setback. A major client was repeatedly delinquent in their payments to us. After months of negotiating and extending grace to their clinic, I decided to end our relationship and send the company to collections. They immediately responded with their lawyers and the situation has escalated into a legal battle.
This is a serious financial loss and has taken a great deal of my time. As I pondered the events of the last few months, God very clearly spoke to me. He showed me it’s not about the money or the lost client. He allowed me to become a dermatopathologist. He allowed me to create my company. It’s not about preserving my livelihood, any financial gains or losses are in God’s control. He has placed me in my position in life and He could take it away. He could slay me but He is still sovereign. It’s not about recouping losses or legal actions. It’s about serving God. God is in control.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:5 (ESV)
So often, I am caught up in the rat race of life. I convince myself that the way I serve God is through my skills as a physician. This is true. But this is only one part of my relationship with the living God. It is more than my education, my occupation, or my customers. Every breath, every thought, every action must be to honor God. Only when I have this attitude will the apparent chaos and confusion of this current situation make sense. Regardless of the outcome,I chose to serve God rather than my profession and customers,
I serve God and Him alone. He does not serve me.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.