Our Mission

To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.    

Luke 8.16-18 observes, no one lights a lamp and then covers it with a washtub or shoves it under the bed. No, you set it up on a lamp stand so those who enter the room can see their way. We’re not keeping secrets; we’re telling them. We’re not hiding things; we’re bringing everything out into the open. So be careful that you don’t become misers of what you hear. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes. MSG

We have become too cautious, too fearful about telling others about Jesus. Jesus has become the secret of the church, and this is not God’s will for His bride. Certainly, many of the pagans have desired we keep to ourselves this good news of God’s love proven for us by His coming to live among us as one of us and to die for us as the sacrifice for all of us.

But this is not God’s will, for all men will stand before the judgement seat of Christ to give an account before Him of the life they lived in obedience to Him. Those who repented from their sins, who believed in the substitutionary atonement of Christ’s work on the cross and have since loved God by seeking Him to please Him, will be welcomed by God and receive life forever with God in heaven and upon the new earth. But all those who rejected Jesus, who lived to please their own god and or themselves according to their own ways and thinking will be condemned, will be cast into hell, and will suffer immensely forever.

Because God loves everyone and does not delight in the death of anyone, He commands all His children to make known to everyone the forgiveness of sins made possible by Jesus. Pardon awaits those who humble themselves and come to God for the forgiveness of their sins. This news must get out, must be distributed and is the responsibility of the Church to do so, of which we are part!

Our Opportunities

  1. Business Owners, are you looking for a private group of fellow business owners for encouragement, support, and advice? CBMC offers such a group. CBMC Business Forums connect Christian business leaders by providing a confidential environment of accountability and mutual support where prayer and godly counsel result in business and personal growth. Contact Mike for more information

CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917  / 517 481 5996 www.lansing.cbmc.com


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

August 16, 2021 

When Talent Is Not Enough

By Robert J. Tamasy 

We see it in the sports world all the time. A seemingly more talented team losing, sometimes even being totally dominated, by a less-talented opponent. This is a common theme in theatrical films about sports, sort of a retelling of the David and Goliath story, the underdog prevailing over the heavy favorite – except with footballs, baseballs, basketballs, and hockey pucks instead of stones, swords, and spears. 

But this phenomenon is not unique to athletic competition. We see this in other areas of life as well, including the business and professional world. One salesperson, having all the natural abilities anyone could ask for, seeing a less-talented, even less-experienced rival win an important account. Or a business that seemed to have all the advantages being overcome by a smaller but fiercely determined competitor. How does that happen? 

Motivational speaker and consultant Tim Kight might have the answer, even though it is a simple one: “Discipline beats talent, when talent lacks discipline.” 

Many people possess the “raw material,” things like intelligence, innate skill and talent, education, and formal training. Often, however, those are not enough to guarantee success. That is where discipline enters the equation. In the sporting world, this includes long periods of practice, weight training, countless hours studying the playbook, watching films of one’s own performance as well as upcoming opponents, investing the extra effort needed to excel. 

What discipline looks like in the marketplace depends upon the specific field of endeavor, but in the end, it always looks the same – hard work, putting in as much time as necessary, thorough preparation, and a willingness to receive and welcome constructive criticism. Not everyone is willing to do these things, and this is why, as Kight says, discipline beats talent when talent lacks discipline. 

Discipline is a key ingredient for spiritual growth, for becoming the person God intends for each of us to become – even in the workplace. Consider the following: 

Discipline usually is not fun. When was the last time you saw someone training for a marathon or a triathlon event who was always smiling? Rarely, because even though it is necessary, rigorous training is not without difficulty. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11). 

Discipline points us in the right direction. The most effective leaders are those who demonstrate discipline in their own conduct and work habits, setting strong, positive examples for those who follow them. “He who heeds discipline shows the way of life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray” (Proverbs 10:17). 

Discipline in the form of correction improves performance. “None of us is as smart as all of us (together),” says one adage. The discipline of willingly receiving correction can help turn a good performer into a star performer. “He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding” (Proverbs 15:32). 

© 2021. Robert J. Tamasy has written Marketplace Ambassadors: CBMC’s Continuing Legacy of Evangelism and Discipleship; Business at Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace; Pursuing Life with a Shepherd’s Heart, coauthored with Ken Johnson; and The Heart of Mentoring, coauthored with David A. Stoddard. Bob’s biweekly blog is: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com. 

CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917  / 517 481 5996 www.lansing.cbmc.com 


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

August 16, 2021 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. . What do you think of the statement, “Discipline beats talent, when talent lacks discipline”? Can you think of an example or two when you have seen this to be true? 
  1. When you think of the term discipline, what other words or images come to mind? Do you think discipline is undervalued in the marketplace today? Why or why not? 
  1. How disciplined do you think you are, both in your professional life and your personal life? Explain your answer. 
  1. It is stated that discipline is important for spiritual growth. Do you believe that? How do you think spiritual discipline would affect how someone carries out their job responsibilities – and would that be a good thing, in your view? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 17:10, 19:16, 22:6, 27:17, 28:23; 2 Timothy 2:3-6; Hebrews 12:4-10 

CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917 / 517 481 5996  lansing.cbmc.com