For God So Loved the World by Patrice Tsague

For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16

by Patrice Tsague

Most entrepreneurs, when asked why they want to start a business, respond by saying, “So I can be my own boss and make some money.”  As Biblical Entrepreneurs, money should never be our motivation for being in business.  We should have the same motivation that God had as He sent His Son in the earth realm to start His business. God’s motivation was not money or a big organization, but love.  He could easily maintain love as His motivation because He knew that He owned everything and there was nothing else He needed to gain that He did not already have.

John 3:16 could be stated this way, “for God so loved sinful humanity that He started a global enterprise called Operation Rescue, Inc.”  This enterprise had one product called the Gospel or the good news.  He assigned His only begotten Son, Jesus, to serve as the CEO.  His goal is to recruit and train men who would lead this new enterprise and their mission is to seek and save the lost.   How can a Holy God love sinful humanity?  Does He not hate sin?

God was able to see the potential of humanity beyond its condition.  He saw what could be possible for humanity if someone was able to successfully rescue it from its current state.  That possibility so excited Him that faith kicked in and embraced love in an attempt to make that potential a reality.  God did that knowing that everyone would not accept His product and that among those who do, some would not appreciate it.  He rejoiced knowing that if only one person accepts and appreciates His product it would all have been worth it.  He did His market research and knew that enough people would accept His product to keep the business profitable.  His love compelled Him to believe in humanity more than it could believe in itself.

What is your motivation for being in business?  Are you motivated by love as God was, or are you motivated by money or gain?  Our motivation is what fuels our passion for the business. It drives us and inspires us to defy logic and move by faith to make the impossible possible. Our motivation helps us overcome the difficult times of business; it helps us overcome fear and ensures that we will not fail.  How do you know if you are motivated by love and not money?  Here are a few things to help you determine whether you are an entrepreneur who is motivated by love or money.

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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Where is your faith focused? The interesting thing about faith is that it works, whether it’s focused at something positive or negative. Faith is the alignment of your beliefs, mental attention, and energy toward the expectation of a specific outcome. This means that faith has the power to bring into existence almost anything that you focus on long enough – good or bad.

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Continued from RePurpose Your Vacation Part 2

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The Beloved Community by Patrice Tsague

by Patrice Tsague

“Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.” Acts 4:32

How would you like to be a part of a community where in spite of external persecution, trials and tests, everyone is in one accord with complete integrity, trust and transparency? A community where out of the surplus of trade, the needs of the suffering and vulnerable are met so that essentially none suffers any lack of material provision?  This type of community sounds unreal and even impossible to achieve – but not only is it real but very possible.  This type of community did exist within the original Christian community; it was how the church began.  It was a beloved community led by compassionate and just leadership.  It was a community that adhered to the doctrines of scriptures.  It was a community that grew in spite of persecution. It had a stable micro economy that self corrected when there was any internal economic issues because it had a clear mission and vision.

So what happened to that beloved community?  How did we get so far from where we started? Unfortunately, today’s Christians have a reputation for being the poor and needy in society.  Even the word “Christian” doesn’t equate with integrity anymore since Christian’s cheat, lie and steal just like the rest of the world.  Unity among us is a slogan, and prosperity is a catch phrase for church growth but has nothing to do with empowering individuals.  Stewardship is a gimmick used to increase giving within a local assembly rather than a way to better care for all that God has entrusted us.  Individuals give not with a pure heart but as a way to manipulate God into blessing them.  As a result, the harsh reality we face is that Christians would rather not do business with other Christians because of perceived mediocre products and services. Also, Christian consumers conclude that being a Christian business means giving discounts and free services to all who call on the name of Jesus.  This creates a spirit of entitlement that calls for everything Christian to be free or at a reduced cost.

If we, the disciples of Jesus, are to fulfill the mandate of the great commission, we must renew our commitment to restoring that beloved community. What is a beloved community? It is a redemptive network that unashamedly recognizes Jesus Christ as Lord; adheres to the bible as its governing principles and is committed to establishing the kingdom of God within a micro level that will be so powerful and be such a light that it will influence the macro economy towards a more righteous system of Government and commerce. It is a community that is in the world but not of it. It is a redemptive network that is self sufficient, sustainable, and profitable. A community that is uncompromising in its principles but compassionate in its approach, a community that is the envy of the world. How do we build this community?  There are seven key guiding principles and concepts that are essential to establishing a beloved community:

  1. There is one Lord, one Savior, one King, Jesus Christ – Acts 2:36
  2. The bible is the basis for all activities with clear rules of engagement – Acts 2:42, Acts 5:1-11
  3. Leadership is called and is held accountable – Acts 1:15-26
  4. The Holy Spirit is active and alive – Acts 2:1-4
  5. We are all stewards – Acts 4:32
  6. Individuals and industries are profitable – Acts 4:34-37
  7. We have compassion for the needy and the lost – Acts 3

Are you a part of a beloved community?  Let us each commit to joining with others to build these communities throughout the world, beginning with our homes and our churches.  Imagine a network of beloved communities throughout the world that is lighting up the world and restoring flavor in a rotten world to ensure that God’s redemptive purpose for the world is accomplished.

Through Biblical Entrepreneurship we are committed not just to build kingdom businesses, but to create a community of kingdom business stewards who provide God-honoring services and products in a God-honoring way and are contributing to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.  This is our contribution towards the building of the beloved community.  We can build kingdom businesses – but unless they become a part of a community whose purpose is to fulfill the mandate of Christ, we have failed in our mission.  Join us as we attempt to build that which is impossible without Christ – let us build the beloved community as we wait for Jesus to come. Come soon, Lord Jesus, come.

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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The Beloved by Patrice Tsague

by Patrice Tsague

“Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us in the Beloved..” ~ Ephesians 1:5-6

I have a friend who by many accounts is one of the strongest believers I know.  He is a great teacher of God’s word, committed to raising up others in the Lord, with evidence of a fruitful ministry all around him. In spite of all that, one of the things he struggles with is accepting the unconditional love of Christ towards him.  Another friend who is equally gifted and fruitful recently shared that it was easy for him to believe that God loves others but very difficult for him to accept that God loves him.  Why do strong, committed believers struggle with accepting the fact that they are beloved of God?   Unfortunately, there are many kingdom business stewards who struggle with accepting the unconditional love of Christ for themselves.

Jesus taught that the greatest commandment is, “to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and love our neighbors as ourselves.”  Love is a circle – as you love God, He is able to create an overflow of love within you that enables you to pass it on to others.  But what if you do not believe that God loves you, can you really love God?  Believing that God loves you is essential to loving God, which in turn is key to loving yourself which then enables you to love others. In other words, the circle of love does not begin with us loving God but it begins with God loving us.  He first loved us, enabling us to love Him in return which permits us to love ourselves and then to love others.  To make it even clearer, Jesus’ statement in I John 4: 7-11 could be restated by saying this; since God loves you, you then ought to love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself.

Friend, you are the beloved of God.  You are His crown and jewel. You are the highlight of His creation.  You are the only one made in His image and likeness. You are the one to whom He entrusted the works of His hands. You are the reason He sent His son to die on the cross.  Nothing you do can add to or take away from His love for you.  When you think about God’s feelings towards you, keep these seven things in mind

  1. God loved you before you were conceived
  2. God loved you before you were born
  3. God loved you before you even knew Him
  4. God loves you unconditionally
  5. God loves you as you are
  6. Nothing you do can make Him love you more
  7. Anything you do to make Him love you more is a sin

You may wonder what the incentive is for loving Him, serving Him or even obeying His commandments if God loves you without condition. We love Him, serve Him and obey His commandments not so we can earn His love but as an appreciation for His love for us.  We can never earn His love and nothing that we do will ever be enough to deserve His love. That is why He sent His Son Jesus so that He can love us through His son. He paid the price and He is perfect and sinless (Ephesians 2:8-9).

I’m a parent of two beautiful girls and if my love for them were based on their works, I would have sent them back a long time ago.  They can be selfish, self centered and do not always do what I wish. However, my love for them does not change – it is unconditional.  I loved them before they were conceived; I loved them while they were in their mother’s womb and now, I love them no matter what they do.  If me, being sinful, can have that kind of love for my children imagine the love of God for us.  I have also noticed that the more I love them the more they love me.  They want to do everything they can to please me, to make me happy because they see how much I love them.  The more they embrace my love for them, the more they want to love me more in return.

What about when we face the consequences of our sin and mistakes? God loves us still.  That is when God’s love is perhaps most visible.  He loves us so much that He does not allow us to face more then we can bear and when we do, He always makes a way of escape.  He loves us so much that He wants us to learn from our mistakes and become better people – become more like Him.  He loves us so much that He protects us from ourselves by allowing us to learn how much we can handle and how much we cannot handle – nothing is a greater teacher than pain.  He loves us so much that just like Jesus wept over Jerusalem, I believe that He weeps over us when we are going through difficulties and walking away from His perfect will for us.  So remember, that God loved you before you were born, He loves you unconditionally, and anything you do to make Him love you more is a sin.  Accept it – you are the beloved of God. Now, share it with others.

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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Created in His Image by Patrice Tsague

by Patrice Tsague

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” ~ Genesis 1:27

It is unfortunate that in spite of the revealed truth of the word of God some still foolishly believe in the lie called evolution; that man was a result of chance and evolved from a monkey into a human being.

If that were the case, why is it that monkeys no longer turn into humans? Though I have not yet seen a monkey turn into a human, I have however seen humans turn into monkeys. Only a monkey will believe that he came from a monkey. Man turns into a monkey when he rejects the truth of scripture and does not reflect the image of God His creator. “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God…” (Psalm 14:1a).

Out of all God’s creation, He chose to make us in His own image. What does that really mean? What is the image of God? How can we conform to that image? Walking in the image of God, which is our original nature before sin, is essential to building a successful kingdom business. As kingdom business stewards we are operating as God’s representative and must manage His business as He would.

The image of God is His own reflection; we were made to look and act like Him. There are seven characteristics to God’s image:

  1. Eternal: God has no beginning or end. He Is, Was, and Is To Come. Like God we become eternal upon receiving salvation. Not that we are immortal but death becomes our passport to eternity.
  2. Holy: God is pure. There is no imperfection in Him. He calls us to be Holy as He is Holy. Holiness for us is not the absence of sin but rather it is the presence of a dynamic relationship with a loving Savior whose blood cleanses all of our imperfections.
  3. Spirit: God is not a physical being but an existing Spirit. The mistake we tend to make is to limit our existence to our physics, when that is really not who we are. Like God the real us is spirit and we must allow that spirit to be activated and take full control over our physical being. Our physical nature is limited while the spirit man is unlimited.
  4. Creator: God is an innovator and industrious. He has the ability to make things. Of all His characteristics entrepreneurs can best relate to this one because we understand the process of creating. Like God, whatever we imagine we can produce. There are no limitations to our creative abilities.
  5. Loving:For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son…” John 3:16. God’s love is what caused him to cover Adam’s nakedness and it is what led Him to send His only Son to die on the Cross. Like God, we must be loving and this love must be demonstrated by our compassion for others and our willingness to lay down our lives for others.
  6. Savior: Without His saving nature, Adam would not have been redeemed and Jesus would not have been sent. He loves rescue missions because it gives Him the opportunity to be the Savior that He is. We have the opportunity through our business to bring salvation to the lost, saving them from their sins. We have the privilege to provide a safe environment for people to serve and provide for their families, saving them from abuse and tyranny.
  7. Just: God’s justice causes Him to judge wickedness and chastise those whom He loves. We must not cooperate with wickedness but take every opportunity to challenge it. We must resist the temptation to adopt fairness as a value which is a false attempt to play God and walk in the justice of God even when it is painful knowing that God’s justice yields to redemption.

Ultimately, God is an eternal Holy Being who created everything that exists and although sin brought destruction to His creation, His love for us compelled Him to come as a Savior to redeem His creation and bring judgment upon the wicked.

Walking in the image of God is essential to our success as kingdom business stewards since that is God’s original and divine order. In order for us to conform to our original nature we must make sure that we have accepted His Son as our Lord and Savior. We must have an active prayer and devotional life and we must challenge ourselves daily to walk in the characteristics of God’s image.

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.