Entrepreneurship vs Unemployment Webinar Series

Last week I concluded my 3-week webinar series, “Entrepreneurship vs Unemployment“, which provided Spiritually Empowerment Economic Development (S.E.E.D.) solutions to the unemployment crisis. These free webinars include biblical teachings, fresh strategies, and practical steps to help you develop an effective workplace strategy for 2011, whether you are an employee or entrepreneur. Click the links below to watch the three broadcasts…

  1. Week 1 – “Position for Expansion: How to T.H.R.I.V.E. in Tough Times”
  2. Week 2 – “The Business of Reconciliation: Advancing God’s Kingdom in the Marketplace”
  3. Week 3 – “S.E.E.D. Soulutions: Spiritual Empowerment & Economic Development Strategies for 2011”

This year I will be traveling to several churches and communities to teach Biblical Entrepreneurship & economic sustainability principles. Please connect with me to bring this teaching to your church, community, or city. Learn more at http://be.3hrive.com.

Also, beginning Wednesday, January 26th, I will be starting 3hrive Power Lunch M@rketplace Bible Study. This will be a virtual Bible study that will broadcast 12:30 pm – 1 pm est live only on www.3hrive.TV. If you are unable to experience it live, you will be able to watch it on-demand at your convenience.

Thrive on Purpose!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in 3D!

Are you aware that up to 97% of Christians surveyed disclose that they don’t hear sermons or messages that specifically connect their work life to their spiritual life? Are you one of them? If so, Dream B.I.G. in 3D will be the missing link for you to activate your gifts, find your niche, and fulfill God’s calling for you in the workplace.

This highly regarded book is a powerful tool to help you align your purpose, passions and professional skills. Learn more at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

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If the Lord Wills by Patrice Tsague

Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord Wills, we shall live and do this or that.” ~ James 4:15

by Patrice Tsague

Have you developed your plan for this year? What is your approach to planning? Imagine that you are about to invest in a business and you hear the business plan presentation which begins with “if the Lord wills we will do such and such…?”

Unfortunately as scriptural as this sounds, most of us will have reservations and doubt about the business because we will interpret that the presenter is uncertain about the future and possibly wants to use God as a copout. Yet this is the very approach that James suggests we use in planning our businesses.

In James 4:13-16, James contrasts the world’s approach to planning with the kingdom approach. James suggests that the world’s approach has the following characteristics:

  1. Certainty of the future
  2. Pride
  3. Self-centeredness

While the kingdom approach should have the following characteristics:

  1. Recognition of our limitations
  2. Humility
  3. Centered on God’s will

What does “if the Lord wills” mean?”  It means “should God permit or allow“. It is recognizing that no matter what our plans are, they are subject to God’s ultimate purpose. It suggests that we are seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33), and as stated in the Lord’s Prayer, we are inviting God’s will into the situation (Matthew 6:10).

What are your plans for this year? Have you considered God’s will for your life and your business? God’s will protects you, provides for you and keeps you safe. No matter your circumstances or the economy, the safest place to be is in the will of God. In the will of God there is provision, protection and safety. In the will of God we find peace in the midst of turmoil, in the will of God we find safety in the midst of uncertainty, in the will of God we find favor.

Whatever your plans are this year, make sure they keep you in the will of God. How do you find the will of God? Use the following guidelines to help you:

  1. Pray and fast.
  2. Study His word and look for guidelines and patterns within His word.
  3. Reflect on your past experiences with God as a guide to where He is taking you.
  4. Seek the council of others who are trustworthy and God-fearing.
  5. Make sure you have peace about the direction you sense God is leading you in.

God’s will is easy to find when we are willing to lay down our personal agendas. God’s will usually moves us toward an uncomfortable direction but one that will have the most spiritual and natural impact in the lives of others. God’s will is that we trade our agendas for His agenda. If the Lord wills, what will you do this year?

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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Fulfill your purpose in 3D!

Are you aware that up to 97% of Christians surveyed disclose that they don’t hear sermons or messages that specifically connect their work life to their spiritual life? Are you one of them? If so, Dream B.I.G. in 3D will be the missing link for you to activate your gifts, find your niche, and fulfill God’s calling for you in the workplace.

This highly regarded book is a powerful tool to help you align your purpose, passions and professional skills. Learn more at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Benefits of Pleasing God by Patrice Tsague


When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
~ Proverbs 16:7

by Patrice Tsague

How would you like to make your worst enemy live at peace with you? Your enemy could be an in law, a competitor, a neighbor; anyone whom you have done your best to be kind to, but for some reason, no matter what you do, he or she seems to get more enraged with you. Your enemy may be determined to undermine you. No matter what you do, the person seems to be unsatisfied; it seems that his or her satisfaction will be to see you hurt or non-existent.

Romans 12:18 states, “if it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” This suggests that unfortunately no matter how hard you try, being at peace with all is in part dependent upon the other person’s willingness to cooperate. What do we then do when the other person is not willing to cooperate? In such instances, we should focus our attention on pleasing God and allow Him to fight our battles for us.

Pleasing God has many benefits, which include:

  • He will give you the desires of your heart
  • He will give you eternal life
  • He will provide for you
  • He will cause you to live at peace with your enemies
  • And much more

Let us focus on the aspect of being at peace with our enemies. Why is this benefit so important for the Biblical Entrepreneur? Our enemies can be a distraction, they can be a temptation, and they can take us off our game. No matter how spiritual you are, an enemy who is persistent may eventually wear on you because he may employ ungodly methods against you while you are limited to only using strategies that honor the Lord in your dealings with him. Unfortunately, when some of us are fed up, we take matters into our own hands so we are not perceived as being a weak Christian. This is unacceptable because when we take matters into our own hands, we fight battles ourselves when the Bible states that “the battle is not ours it is the Lord’s” (I Samuel 17:47).

When we have done all we can to make peace with our enemies to no avail, let us focus our energies on pleasing the Lord with all of our hearts so He may fight our battles. Who have you been trying to make peace with to no avail? Turn your focus on pleasing God and watch Him supernaturally turn their hearts around.

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Thirsting and Hungering After Righteousness by Patrice Tsague

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” ~ Matthew 5:6

by Patrice Tsague

Imagine you receive an invitation for a reception that will be catered by one of your favorite restaurants.  The invitation states that the program starts at 6PM and the food will be served at 6:30PM.  When you arrive at the reception, the MC announces that the food is delayed due to an unforeseen circumstance, and as a result, there will be an adjustment to the program; instead of serving the food first followed by a presentation, the program will begin with a presentation first and the food will be served 2 hours later.  Since you expected to eat at 6:30pm, you were careful not to spoil your appetite so you did not eat anything before you got there.  At this point what will you hunger and thirst for; the presentation or the food?

In Matthew 4:1-4, Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, He finds Himself hungry and the devil comes to tempt Him saying, “If you are the Son of God command these stones to become bread.”  Jesus responds by saying “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”  Jesus was more thirsty and hungry for the righteousness of God.  Throughout His ministry, He demonstrated a commitment for God’s will to be done in every circumstance.  In times of pressure and temptation He allowed, not His will, but the will of God to be done.

What are you hungering and thirsting for?  What is that thing you want so badly that you would give up everything to attain?  Are you hungering and thirsting after power and material things or the righteousness of God?

Whatever you hunger and thirst for is what you will eventually get.  Esau’s hunger and thirst was after food and it cost him his birthright. David’s son, Amnon, hungered and thirsted after his half-sister, Tamar,which led him to rape her and cost him his life.

Thirsting and hungering after righteousness is to crave or have a strong desire for the justice of God.  This desire leads us to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer and study of the Word of God.  It also challenges us to deny everything that is less satisfying and contrary to the will of God.  God calls us to hunger and thirst after His righteousness because it is the only thing that can fulfill us.  Food will only keep us for a moment, power will produce pride, money will cultivate greed, and water will soon cause us to thirst again.  While the Bread of Life, and the Living Water will cause us never to be hungry or thirsty again.

What are you hungering and thirsting for?  Whatever it is you may get it, but will it satisfy you?  God calls us to hunger and thirst after His righteousness and He guarantees us that we will be filled and never thirst again.

What do you spend most of your time thinking and working towards?  Unfortunately for us entrepreneurs, it is easy to spend most of our time thinking about money and the business rather than thinking about the One who has the power to give money and grow the business.  I like the challenge that my friend Glenn Repple of G.A Repple and Company gives us each day in his daily devotional, “we must spend time building a proactive relationship with the Lord.”  In other words, we must demonstrate our hunger and thirst for God by spending time in prayer and study of His Word each day.

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.