Players Take A Stand. Period.Nov 09, 2020
What's The Big Difference Between A Player And A Spectator?
While both may have very different points of view and opinions, only players can score points. That's impact.
Players make the difference, they are the change-makers of this world. If you are looking to have an impact in the marketplace, be a player.
As an entrepreneur and change-maker, you and your brand have a voice. And if you want to have impact, you'll have to learn how to use it. This is branding. Your digital content will voice what you actually stand for.
Taking A Stand.
So what do I mean by taking a stand?
- Having the courage to voice what you are for, and what you are against.
- Not being afraid to polarize. The voice of a powerful brand will divide, it will attract and it will repel.
- You will attract players who celebrate you and repel spectators who only tolerate you.
At CanaGlobal, we invest our resources into connecting the dots between business, purpose, success, and faith.
Not Everyone's Happy About That.
If you've read any of my previous blog articles, you probably already know that I launched my first business at 23. My first year was a colossal failure. No revenue.
I went to the Bible to read about what it said about being successful and prosperous. It said God would help me do both. I yielded to the Holy Spirit and He showed me how to do both.
I decided back then that I would use what I learned to help others. That I wouldn't be afraid to talk about faith in business. Or about business with the faith community.
I've had people point out how both are not politically correct. They've said, "your faith is good, but for God's sake, please don't talk about it in business".
Many Are Secret-Agent Christians, Clouds With No Rain.
I made a decision early on, that since God was the 100% source of whatever success I've had, I would share what He's done for me. Why? So others would feel confident approaching Him with their problems.
Am I worried about losing clients or revenue? Not at all. After all, as a mentor to entrepreneurs, I'm the prophet-of-profit. Ha!
Isaiah 48:17 - This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit (benefit), Who leads you in the way that you should go.
One thing about success, God will give you a platform. And when He does, use it to glorify Him. Take a stand for what you believe.
As an entrepreneur, I have the freedom to do this.
There are leaders from both the business and religious communities who are threatened by our connecting-the-dots message. I'm not worried about their opinions, they're mostly spectators will zero impact on me.
Having said that ... (here it comes)
The Future of America.
America is divided. Politically. Spiritually. Pretty much in every way.
If you voted for Team Biden, you are celebrating.
But if you voted for Team Trump, you are probably thinking, not so fast, the news media doesn't get to decide elections, the voters do and the courts will ultimately decide.
Also know the religious community is divided as well. Is that bad? Not at all.
Can't We All Just Get Along?
Let's ask Jesus.
Luke 12:51-53 AMP - “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division [between believers and unbelievers]; for from now on five in one household will be divided [over Me], three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
Ephesians 4:13 AMP - “Until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].”
Matthew 25:32-33 AMP - “All the nations will be gathered before Him [for judgment]; and He will separate them from one another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right [the place of honor], and the goats on His left [the place of rejection].”
If you're on social media, I'm guessing the division is all too familiar.
How About Unity?
Unity doesn't unite with lies, ever!
Truth doesn’t go along, just to get along, with lies. Truth takes a stand. Believers in truth will unite.
And good will never strike a peace treaty with evil. God will never, get along, or go along with satan. And truth will always divide the sheep (lions), from the goats.
Look, the religious community has long been divided.
- 68% of mainstream religious denominations don't believe the Bible is infallible, full of power, and ultimate authority.
- Less than 5% of Christians have made the Bible the center of their lives.
- Less than 15% of Christians read the Bible on a regular basis.
That said, you can see why there is so much division in the faith (or lack of faith) community.
To my spirit-filled friends, beware of Who & What you believe?
For truth, I go to the Word. It says:
God Doesn't Do Anything Without Revealing His Plan To His Prophets.
Today we have two sets of prophets. True and False.
- The Media, the world's modern-day babylonian prophets. (Fox included)
- God's spirit-filled prophets.
I'm going with the Word of God and the Prophets backed by the Kingdom of God. Why?
In America, the media does not call elections. We have a process that will continue on to the Supreme court. They will decide.
But ultimately, God decides.
This message is for my spirit-filled Christian friends. Now for the scriptures:
Amos 3:7 NIV - Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
Malachi 3:6 NIV - I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
Ephesians 4:11-12 - So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
Romans 13:1 NIV - Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
1 Corinthians 2:14 - The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
2 Timothy 2:23-24 - Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Am I worried about repelling future customers with this message? Not at all. Why?
2 Chronicles 20:20 AMP - Enemies Destroy Themselves. So they got up early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe and trust in the Lord your God and you will be established (secure). Believe and trust in His prophets and succeed.”
100% of today's reliable prophets have prophesied Trump's reelection. They are backed by the majority of America's evangelical Spirit-filled pastors.
I believe the Prophets. But wait for it ... soon we'll all know.