Jason Howard demonstrates how hard work, ambition, and trusting in the Lord can yield some awesome results. Even as a young man, Howard has lived by the adage, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 5:16) and continues to today. Ever since college, Howard’s vision has been to use private equity to support Christian ministries, especially to help inner-city youth, and he makes all his decisions in light of this goal.
Howard notes that it took many years of hard work to now be working for Credit Suisse, a prominent multi-national bank and one of Fortune Magazine’s most admired companies. While still in college, he made a point of being the best intern he could be at Goldman-Sachs. He worked very hard in his early career, and now he is freed up to do things like make big decisions on behalf of the Salvation Army. Over the years, Howard has learned to trust God with the small things, so that when the big decisions came, he felt confident that God would take care of him. His daily prayer at work was, “Lord, I’m following your Spirit!” This prayer was scary many times when things seemed uncertain, but Howard shared how he’s seen God’s hand at work in guiding him throughout his career.
Howard encouraged all of us to trust in God first, and as we do so the Lord will lead us. Living in this manner will definitely make our lives stand out in order to bring God glory!
Other tips from Jason Howard:
· Talk to successful people: ask, “What did they do that worked?” and follow their example
· Demonstrate passion and determination in order to differentiate yourself from other people’s mediocrity
· Trust in God in the workplace, because inevitably people will notice that you stand out and ask you why