Happy New Years.
As I write this, its about 8:56 pm EST so technically it’s not 2019 yet. However in my homeland, Nigeria and other places, it is. 🙂
I want to share with you this verse from Paul “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Let go of the bad habits and trash of 2018 and embrace the New Year with everything you got. We’re in this race together.
Peace & Blessings,
Happy Monday Christianpreneurs,
Have you lost an opportunity you knew for sure should have been yours? Have you had your game plan laid out only to have them derailed at the last minute? Probably God made a mistake. Of course He should have said Yes, after all you’re in His will, working on His calling, so His No isn’t really making sense right now.
I’ve been there plenty of times. Dear Christianpreneur, in times of old I would have given up and turned back. But the more intentional I become in leaning on God in the darkness of my uncertainty, the more I figured out how to be okay with His No. Here are three ways I want to share with you..
- His No, might be a detour and not denial. In Acts 16, Paul was prevented from going to Asia to preach by the Spirit of Jesus. Why tho? He was doing the will of God. However, it wasn’t time. He eventually went, it just wasn’t at that time. Paul needed to make a God ordained detour to Macedonia first…Lydia needed to be converted among other things.
- There always turns out to be something bigger ahead. Joseph was forgotten by the baker and cup bearer. I’m sure during that time he thought his escape from prison was a solid No. But when he was released, you know the story.
- Recorded instances in the Bible where God has used one’s greatest disappointment to present them with a greater opportunity. It is not over because of grace. Plans may change but the mission doesn’t.
So how do you remain expectant in prayer and trust He will give you the right answer…eventually? It just might not look like what you imagined. By cultivating an expectant heart. Not a heart rooted in escapism & complacency but in confident anticipation. Did I tell you I have this Free Expectant Prayer Guide for You.
In it, it will help you’ll learn how to seek and find the proper foundation for
praying expectantly. In it you’ll find…
1. Prayer & Your Business
2. Growing An Expectant Heart
3. Roadblocks To Prayer
4. Seven Point Model to Expectant Prayers
5. Action Plan & Activities.
Peace & Blessings,
Be Empowered. Remain Expectant. Stay Anchored
Be so focused on what you are doing that it doesn’t matter who shows up
David was out in the field doing his job with all his might, diligence. He was for sure not worried about the next man. The anointing found him.
Dear #Christianprenuer you are magic, uniquely created and assigned. Be focused, though it may tarry…wait for it.
Peace & Blessings
Chapter 14 of my book In The Dark talks about seasons of business. We more often than not compare our planting season to another’s harvest season. In my devotional this morning I read this and decided to share. It’s exactly what I aimed at portraying for #Christianpreneurs •
Do I claim to have mastered it all? No. But I’ve mastered enough to empower and encourage those who are going through the wildernesses or pastures. There’s no benefit in what I’ve learned if I don’t teach/share with other’s. I love my fictional characters but I’m also an entrepreneur and I go through, gains, loses and the wait/process in between. Here’s the excerpt.
“The same is true for God’s timing and our preparation. Our job is to not run ahead of Him or lag behind. We should take natural, commonsense steps that are in line with His Word so we will be ready when He delivers our heart’s desire. As we step out in faith, He will show us the way by either opening doors or closing them. Sometimes that will require we do a new thing, and sometimes it means doing what we already know to do.”
Just a thought, if David had become a King when he was anointed, he might not have been the greatest psalmist known to man.
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Peace & Blessings