Evan Money January/February 2019

IN GODWE TRUST Life to the Full for Entrepreneurs EVANMONEY

stars Ewan McGregor as a grown up Christopher Robin who has let the cares of the world distract him from being the father and husband he really wants to be. In one special scene, Christopher explains to his wife that he can’t go on their planned vacation because he has to work. Like everyone caught up the cares of the world, he tries to explain that work is very important for their future life together. To this, his wife responds, “Your life is happening right now in front of you, and you’re missing it.” As an entrepreneur, it’s too easy to focus on the great future we’re building, and we forget to enjoy our lives right now. Don’t wait until you have grandkids to get perspective; get it now. It wasn’t until I really started digging into scripture that I was able to embrace the truth that truly enjoying my life, living it to the full, and being grateful for it are acts of worship. Nehemiah 8:10 says, “The Joy of the Lord is your strength.” Did you get that key word, JOY? As in enjoy . He also said strength, as in all your power will come from the joy of the Lord. You can be driven and joyful at the same time; you can be goal-oriented and joyful at the same time; and you can be committed and joyful at the same time. You can build a successful family, but only with joy! To be fully transparent, there was a part of me that didn’t think it was okay or “spiritual” to enjoy life. But the more I read and asked God for guidance, the more He opened my eyes to what He wanted for me. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Wow, what a great phrase, life to the full — not half, not 3/4, but to the full! Plan for the Long-Term, But Enjoy the Present. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

According to Erwin McManus, to enjoy life is a sacred act of worship. At first I didn’t agree with that statement. I was too caught up in building businesses, raising a family, and trying to be “spiritual.” Enjoying life was something you got to do after — after the kids were raised, after the business matured or sold, after we had “X” amount in the bank. Sure, I had my moments of enjoyment; our yearly weddings and honeymoons were always at the top of the list. We had our special times with the kids as well, but the simple truth is this: I was living life but not fully enjoying life, until I learned that the road to heaven is heaven. If you can’t honestly say that, then it’s time to change.

Disney recently put out the movie “Christopher Robin,” which is a must see. It

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