Shundrawn Thomas knows all about the favor and blessing of God in his life and career. As the president of a trillion-dollar global investment business, Thomas leans every day on his faith but, moreover, has surrendered his work and his company completely to God's will.
Obviously, the fruits of his labor have not been in vain. His most important mission, every day, is to glorify the Lord and impact the kingdom with the resources God has blessed him with.
"I've had a lot of success, and the spotlight has shined on me, but that doesn't necessarily reflect God's glory," Thomas told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "I have found that the moments that glorify God the most is when those high levels or extraordinary level of success are met with two things.
"One, other people being served and being more well off reflects that glory. On varying levels, sometimes significant levels, people will actually recognize God's hand in it. When they come to instinctively recognize that it's something more than just about an individual or selfish ambition, then God gets the glory. They will see a more transcendent purpose and outcome of good. When that happens, even you yourself see, in a sense, the image of God, the handprint of God.
"The second thing I look for is, when I reflect myself, I can see that change in my own character has taken place. I can see where I've matured or grown. In that way, I also know that, OK, now I'm experiencing the hand of God. I've seen the glory of God because it's coming through, not so much of what I've achieved, but what's transformed in me."
For more of Thomas' incredible success story, listen to this podcast.
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