The Word Among Us

July/August 2014 Issue

From Lobbyist to Lord

I wanted to save my job, but God had bigger plans.

By: Lowell Laycock

From Lobbyist to Lord: I wanted to save my job, but God had bigger plans. by Lowell Laycock

I wasn’t looking to do business with God on that October evening. I was on a business trip for the Fortune 500 company I’d been with for twenty years. Having moved up quickly through the ranks, I held a regional executive position, and my family lived comfortably. Life was good—except for the emptiness I felt from time to time.

So there I was, in the lounge of a Chicago hotel after a long day of meetings, having drinks with two colleagues. Both were committed Christians—one...

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