The world is forever changing because the systems of the world keep changing. In many conversations, I've heard people's desperate attempts to stay above waters which have in some cases back fired on them. There are "5" words that we are very familiar with their meaning, but if implemented in our lives, and in this following order, it will begin to bring us into a greater level of living that's full of God's grace. Our lives do not have to be tossed around by what the economy is doing and the government decides. Understand what God is looking for and He will cause you to catapult even in dry places.
ORDER - is the foundation to anything that God is going to do in your life. God showed me years ago of a picture image of how people are living. Imagine this: you can wake up in the middle of the night, go to the bathroom, get something to drink and go back to bed and never turn on the light. Why? Because it's your own house. You are familiar with where everything is and it's a comfortable place. Well, that is how people do life - in the dark. You know how to maneuver, get around, respond and function in this familiar yet comfortable place. If we ever turn on the light - it only exposes the dirt, it doesn't remove it.
Whenever God is going to do something new in your life, He must first bring order. You may be starting a new business, a ministry, write a book, a speaking/coaching career, etc. No matter what is burning in you to do, you must begin to bring order in those "out of order" areas. As the owner of Anointed Press Graphics, I see so many people who are starting a NEW JOURNEY, (although they don't know it) and then shortly fizzle out. What that mean is; they are excited about the business, ministry and/or book they are releasing. The sales are great, people are supporting them and they are on this new journey high; but, some people fizzle out and others have been so overwhelmed that they started making decisions that started to sabotage there new journey.
Order relates to the foundation of a house. Depending on the height of the building, will determine the depth of the foundation. God finds us where we are. When I started Anointed Press Graphics, Inc., in 2003; God found me in sin. I was fooling around with this guy, but slowly things were coming to an end. My business started in my mother's basement, but in 9 months God moved me into my own place because the business grew fast. It was at that moment, I knew I could NOT take this so-called relationship to my new place. God was bringing ORDER in my life and that was one of the things that could not go with me in this new journey.
Order is something that will begin to change your life. Most people FIGHT change; because we live in a place called familiar and comfortable. If you are reading this, you must learn how to be comfortable in the uncomfortable places that God will begin to lead you, so He can bring you into the next level of living. God releases His best in your life when things are in order. Resources of God are attracted to order; even money will begin to locate you, when it finds - order. The opposite of order is confusion; everything is present, but in the wrong place. Unclutter your life and move forward.
Power - The source of all power is always in its creation. If you are a Christian then God is the source of your power. You must realize that God's power is greater than your education, those who endorse you, and who you are affiliated with. God's power will supersede anything that man can do for you. We must learn to look to God, who is the CEO of your business, ministry and book launch. The One who open the doors is the same One who can keep the doors open and foot the bill. When we take God out of our religious routine or formula and learn how to walk with God in a daily relationships; then we will begin to unlock the unlimited force of power that is already in our born-again spirits.
Vision - Without a vision, people perish because vision is what keeps you going even in the winter seasons of your life. Every business and ministry goes through four (4) seasons; summer, spring, winter and fall. If you do not understand the seasons as they shift in your life, then it is easy to get disturbed and frustrated along the journey. Vision keeps you goal-oriented and focus to the bigger picture and why the adjustments you're making is necessary and mandatory if you are going to reach this NEW place in your journey. When you have a vision, it will expand your view and cause you to make decisions that will benefit you in the long run. Many people make decisions based off of what they see in front of them; but vision will cause you to see down the road. Vision also release the power from within.
Goals - is the process of creating habits that will bring about the vision. Nothing God brings you into will fall out of the sky. It will take you first bringing order into your life; understand God is the source of your power for this new journey, allow Him to show you the vision and you must start implementing habits to facilitate this new journey. A person who is goal-oriented will begin to put regiments and constraints into their life. What do you want to accomplish on a daily, weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly basis. Once you determine what you want to accomplish; then decide what you need to do in order to accomplish that. This would be in the area of your finances, home, relationships, business, ministry, books, etc. If you want to make a certain amount of money on a monthly basis, then decided what you need to do on a daily and weekly basis to facilitate this goal. Don't forget that you accomplishing these goals will force you to put order in your life.
Focus - is what enables you to not get thrown off by distractions that will come up. The Bible ensures us that we have an enemy, adversary that only comes to kill, steal, destroy, sabotage, distract, delay and abort our dreams. The Bibles also ensures that if you are a believer, then your victory has already been purchased â?? so we win! However, why does it feel like we are not winning, if the Bible says we won? Focus would be one of the reasons why many people don't see the full manifestations of the dream sustaining though there journey. Peter stepped out of the boat on the word "come" spoken by Jesus. When a storm started to brew, Peter began looking at the winds and the waves, which means he took his eyes off of Jesus and then he started to sink. He became distracted by what was going on around him. Distractions is the opposite to focus. Many people look at the news and everything that is going on in our society and economy, which only brings about bad feelings and steals your focus.
When I moved into my storefront 12 years ago, it was from a spoken word where God said, "Go get your own place." In 2005, my business tripled its income, but in 2008 was the beginning of a declining economy. I never looked at what was going on around me. I didn't allow other people's good suggestion to deter me from what God spoke to me. I stayed FOCUS to God's word to me and my conversation with my CEO was, "You bought me here and You are obligated to keep me. You knew about the failing economy before I knew, so give me the instructions I need for this season." I knew God was my CEO and the source of my power, so I never focused on the MANY things that has happened over the 12 years. I wasn't oblivious to them; I just didn't nurture it. God has been faithful and I have NEVER missed a bill or been without work. God is no respecter of persons, so if you are reading this, know that He is confirming His plans for your life. Get before your CEO and trust Him no matter how it looks.
I have been where you are going. Allow me to assist you on this new journey and I have 3 ways to do that:
- My latest book "Kingdom Entrepreneurship" available on Amazon and Kindle. Click HERE
- Next and last business workshop for the year is October 14, 2017, Branding Your Business From Inside Out. (Kingdom Entrepreneurship comes w/ workshop) You don't want to miss this. Click HERE to register
- Metamorphosis Coaching Program - Kingdom book comes with this program. Click HERE for more info and to register
Pastor Karen | CEO | Author | Coach