Leave Your Old Luggage Behind

… one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before. I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

We’re into the second week of the New Year. How are your goals coming along? Does this year look any different than last year so far? Regardless of whether you have seen a big change or not, don’t get discouraged. Just because the calendar changed to a new year doesn’t mean your life has changed yet. True transformation takes time.

One thing I’ve had to challenge myself to do is not fall back into last year’s habits that were unproductive and unprofitable. Just like old luggage, things that are comfortable and familiar are often hard to let go of. But just like a piece of luggage with a hole in it, if you try to carry new ideas, opportunities, and resources using your old way of doing things into this new year, you will eventually lose them. And then you’ll end up repeating the same unfulfilling year just with a different number at the end of the date.

Getting to your next level in business or life is not an overnight process. Radical results may not come immediately, but if you keep doing the right things, the right things will happen for you. A fresh commitment to consistency will crush complacency and catapult you to success.

Happy New You!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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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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The God Factor by Patrice Tsague

Joshua and The Battle of Jericho

So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets.  And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat.  Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.” ~ Joshua 6:20

by Patrice Tsague

Have you ever faced an impossible task just to discover a solution in an unexpected manner? Have things happened in your business or life that are difficult to explain? If you are operating a kingdom business, you most likely have faced unexplainable circumstances in your favor. If you tried to explain that favor, those who have never experienced it, or those who do not have a personal commitment to the ways of the kingdom, will find it difficult to believe you. A client paying his bill unexpectedly when you need the money, a vendor forgiving a debt or reducing a bill to the exact amount you are able to pay, the bank extending a credit line unexpectedly, a new contract just when you need it; I call these things the God factor. Nonbelievers call it luck or chance. There is no such thing as luck or chance. Everything that happens is based on the orchestration of God’s ultimate will.

The God factor is the intervention of the Divine into the visible world in favor of His ultimate will. It is God getting involved in human affairs to ensure that His ultimate will is advanced.  It is something that cannot be logically explained due to its illogical nature. It is God himself getting involved in the affairs of His chosen. Any plan that does not factor in God and His ultimate will is doomed to fail. Any plan that factors in God and His ultimate will is bound to succeed, no matter how impossible the task. For “Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible‘” (Matthew 19:26).

 

After the death of Moses, Joshua has the impossible task of leading the Israelites into their final military victory – to posses the Promised Land. First they must be circumcised and then fight the battle against Jericho. Jericho is protected by a massive wall that makes it impossible for any attacker to defeat it, but God gives Joshua a strategy. Joshua must have his army march around the wall six days, once a day, and then on the seventh day march seven times, have the priests blow their trumpets, and then shout at once and the wall would come down. I am sure this did not make sense to Joshua but he obeys God and has the people march around the wall seven times and shout after the trumpet sounds. Upon the seventh time and the shout, the walls of Jericho tumble down and they take possession of the city.

What makes it possible for the Israelites to possess that territory; is it their strength, their superior intelligence or their military might? None of the above, although they are armed, well trained and use military intelligence. The key to their victory is the God factor; they factored God into their strategy.

There are so many other biblical stories of God intervening in the affairs of His chosen as they operate according to His will; there is Abraham and Sarah who conceive a child in their old age, Moses who defeats Pharaoh and singlehandedly frees the Hebrews from the most powerful military force of his day, the widow with the jar of oil who goes from bankruptcy to starting an oil manufacturing business and becomes debt free, and of course there is Jesus Christ who is born of a virgin, dies a horrific death, and rises on the third day.  None of these things can be explained without factoring in God.

As you consider your plans for the New Year, have you factored God in those plans? Have you considered the things that God wants you to do or are you limiting your plans to only what you can do? Whether you plan to expand your business, become debt free, start a new business or incorporate intentional kingdom strategies in your business, do not go into the New Year depending only on yourself; remember your Creator, His will, and His ability. Remember the God factor; no matter how impossible the task, with Him all things are possible.

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.

Happy New You!

This year will only be truly happy if you allow God to have complete control of your life. Your #1 prayer this year should be “God lead me to do what you’re blessing” versus asking God to bless what you’re doing or want to do.

Happy New You!
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.

Expect the Great in 2011

Expectation drives preparation. Apply perspiration to your aspirations. Dream your work then work your dreams. Expect nothing less than God’s greatest for you in 2011!

 

Happy New You!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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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.

Create A Game Plan for a Great 2011

It’s just about that time of year again when people start writing their New Year’s resolutions. Did you know that surveys show 40% of resolutions will be failed by January 31st and 75% will be failed by Valentine’s Day. Resolutions are great, but they are not the total solution to a changed life, because they will only take you so far. You need more than resolutions. You need a customized game plan to help you ignite a personal revolution – spirit, soul, and body – that will propel you to reach your thriving potential.

My book, Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative, God-Inspired Life!, is an effective tool providing inspiration and practical instruction to help you craft a comprehensive life plan based on your purpose, passions, and professional skills. By the way, Dream B.I.G. in 3D would also be the perfect Christmas gift for you or someone you know…

I want to be your Dream Catalyst. Contact me today to learn how I can help you craft a personalized life plan that will elevate your life in 2011.

Happy New You!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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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.

Finish Strong… Start Stronger!

We’re close, but not quite there yet. Although 2010 is almost gone, there’s still time left to do something impactful for you or someone else. All your time is valuable, so don’t take any of it for granted.

Live passionately!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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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.