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Psalm 66:10-12 NIV - For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
Jesus came so we could live an abundant life...
What IF it were true ...
- 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲
- 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂
(would you want to know?)
Do you know WHEN most people discover God's plan and purpose for their lives?
- It's when life hasn't worked out the way they planned it.
- It's when their Plan A...
When business revenue goes flat, 99% miss this —
- 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀
- 𝘀𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗖𝗘𝗢𝘀
One of the tools we use to vet a business/revenue/branding model is Lean Business Canvas. (Let me know and I'll email a working PDF.)
When sales revenue tanks, or worse, never...
Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV - Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald[a] may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will...
Are pregnant with a God-planted dream —
... 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀?
... 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻'𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗯𝘆?
The same thing happened to Hannah in the Bible.
She had a dream of having a son. But God actually closed her womb. (1 Samuel 1:6)
Every day I meet future entrepreneurs...
There are TWO life seasons when people quit their dreams.
- 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲
- 𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵
When they happen, it sure doesn't feel like you are on the right path.
Make no mistake, when you begin to pursue your marketplace calling, the...
Genesis 39:2-3 NIV - The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did.
When God calls you ...
- 𝗛𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂
- 𝗛𝗲 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂
It's one of the hardest business lessons I've ever learned ...
- 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗶𝘁
- 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 ...
- My business model had a huge flaw.
- My tough-love mentor pointed it out.
- I was greatly offended by his words.
He said my Very Best thinking was producing my lousy results.
Deuteronomy 20:1, 4 - When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you...
How is your destiny determined?
- 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗶𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗺𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀
- 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀
Here's the good news.
Your future (destiny) isn't determined by your present circumstances.
It gets determined by the size of your dreams.
By your perception of what's possible.
By God's plan and...