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I stole money from my company years ago. Now that I'm a Christian, I'm wondering if I need to make this right.
Billy Graham writes, "What you did was wrong, and the only way to make it right is to go to your employer, tell him what you did, and repay what you stole (with interest)."
Is it wrong for a Christian to make a lot of money?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible condemns greed—but it doesn't condemn financial success, if it is gained legitimately and with the right motives."
I want to serve God, but we have five children and lots of debts.
Billy Graham writes, "God calls most Christians to serve Him in their daily lives—at home with the family; at school; on the job; in their neighborhood; in their church."
It's been more than a year since I've had a job. I feel so useless and hopeless. Maybe you can give me some encouragement.
Billy Graham writes, "The most encouraging thing I can tell you is that God has not forgotten you. He knows all about you, and He cares about you and wants to help you."
I'm involved in a business deal that wasn't exactly legal, and now I'm afraid we're going to get caught. Will God get me out of this if I sincerely promise to do what's right in the future?
Billy Graham writes, "I've often said that one of life's hardest lessons is that we cannot change the past, nor can we escape the consequences of what we've done."
I am a policeman and a Christian, and I have to admit I get discouraged sometimes because it doesn't seem like I'm doing much good.
Billy Graham writes, "What you are doing is not worthless—not at all. After all, how much worse would our society be if we didn't have people like you who are on the front lines combating crime?"
I work during the day and my husband works the night shift, so we almost never have any real time together. We need the money, but this is really causing problems in our marriage. What can we do?
Billy Graham writes, "This is why the most important thing I can urge you to do is to seek God's will as you seek to solve this problem."
I've gone about as far as I can go in my present job, and I'm tempted to change careers while I'm still young enough to do it. But how will I know if it's the right decision?
Billy Graham writes, "The most important advice I can give you or anyone else who's facing a decision about their life is to seek God's will for their future."
What do you think it takes to become a successful person? I'd like to quit my job and start my own business, but I want to make sure I'll succeed.
Billy Graham writes, "If you're like most people, you probably think of success in terms of money, or maybe power or public approval."
I'm not doing very well in high school, and I want to drop out. How can I persuade my parents to let me do this?
Billy Graham writes, "If you and I could sit down and talk, I would do everything I could to persuade you to stay in school."
My boss wants to promote me to a new position, but it involves a lot of travel. My family is very opposed to that. What should I do?
Billy Graham writes, "The most important thing you can do is seek God's will as you make this decision. You only see a part of the picture—but God sees it all, and He knows what is best for you and your family."
A man I work with gets very upset whenever anyone brings up the subject of religion. Why is this?
Billy Graham writes, "I don't know exactly why this person gets so upset whenever God is mentioned—but have you ever thought about asking him? You might not get a calm answer, but it would be interesting to see what he says."
My co-worker claims to be a Christian, but when he gets upset he swears and cusses.
Billy Graham writes, "Only God knows this person's heart, and whether or not he has truly committed his life to Jesus Christ. ... At the same time, this man's actions are wrong, and they certainly contradict his claim to be a follower of Christ."
How should I deal with someone who wants nothing to do with God, and cuts me off if I mention anything about God or Jesus or church?
Billy Graham writes, "I'm grateful you are concerned about your friend's spiritual condition, because even if she denies it, she needs the forgiveness and new life that only Christ can give to her."
A couple people in our office love to gossip, and I'm tired of hearing them tear down other people. As a Christian, how should I respond?
Billy Graham writes, "Gossip is never harmless; it distorts the truth about people and almost always is intended to tear them down. ... How should you deal with this? First of all, be sure that you don't fall into the same trap."
How do you know when to stop covering up for someone who's doing wrong, and instead make them face up to the consequences?
Billy Graham writes, "I urge you not to cover up for him any longer. Not only is it morally wrong for you to lie for him, but you're actually hurting your brother by covering up for him."
I run a small business with about a dozen employees. I became a Christian about two years ago and I want to run my business according to Christian principles but I'm not sure exactly what that means. Any suggestions?
"Use honest scales and honest weights," the Old Testament law declared (Leviticus 19:36). In addition, treat your employees the same way you would want to be treated.
I lost my job a few weeks ago, and I can't decide what to do next. My choices are to take a job that's been offered to me (at less pay), or else dip into my savings and take some job training at our local community college. What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Almost every day I receive at least one letter from someone who's lost their job and has little hope of finding another one.
Rick Husband's Highest Desire
In August 2000, Rick Husband shared his testimony for the Texas Panhandle Festival 2000 With Franklin Graham.