Divine Inspiration for a Recession Recovery

God has given you creative potential to produce wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18). One way this is expressed is through faith-based entrepreneurship. This could be the answer to helping our country get out of this economic mess.

Part 1 – Using entrepreneurship inspired by God to spark an economic recovery

Part 2 – Interview with a Christian entrepreneur living out his faith through his business

Thrive on Purpose,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

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.

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Has the Church Done Enough to Respond to the Recession?

My initial answer to this question would have to be no. However, this is one of those times that I would like to be wrong. Unfortunately, I am not.

Based on a research survey that came out about a year ago from Barna, church budgets took a big hit probably due in large part to the fact that tithes and offerings given to churches dropped by a significant amount during the recession (click here to read the full research findings).

I’m sure during these past few years a lot of praying has been going on for God to rescue churches, organizations, and individuals from their financial crisis. But I wonder what else has been happening besides prayer, because Barna’s research also showed that very few churches on average intentionally developed a proactive response to the economic crisis for their members or communities. So in essence the church has not been in the position it should be to help the people who needed the most help. I know this research is a little dated, but I wonder how much has changed in a year.

I believe in stressful times such as these the church needs to be at the forefront of developing and delivering holistic solutions that impact every area of a person’s life. We shouldn’t be waiting on the government or anyone else to come to our rescue when this kind of tragedy strikes our members and communities. I know many churches have done an incredible job responding to this monumental challenge, but it hasn’t been enough. The Body of Christ needs to stand up and be seen, not just in word but in deed. We need to be in position to provide spiritual and practical resources that minister to the whole person.

My mission in 2011 is to empower individuals, churches, and communities with the mindset, skills, and resources they need to create their own jobs and stimulate their own economy through entrepreneurship. Starting Tuesday, January 4th at 8pm est I am launching a free 3-week webinar series, “Entrepreneurship vs Unemployment“, which will provide Spiritual Empowerment and Economic Development (S.E.E.D.) solutions to the unemployment crisis. These free webinars will include foundational teachings, fresh strategies, and practical steps to help you develop an effective workplace strategy for 2011, whether you are an employee or entrepreneur. During the webinar you will be able to ask questions and provide feedback on the topics discussed.

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

The webinars will broadcast 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.

I look forward to connecting with you online over the next few weeks to help you experience “Expansion and Elevation in ’11”!

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.

The Only Place In the World That Has Never Had A Recession

And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” ~ Isaiah 58:11

If you’re an entrepreneur who is searching for resources, relationships, or revenues to grow your business, there’s some great news for you… the Kingdom of God is the only place on earth that has never experienced a recession! God’s supply of blessings has never run dry and is not subject to the laws and constraints of the economic turbulence that has gripped this world.

This is not just a spiritual message. It’s also a practical reminder. The All-Knowing Creator of the Universe is able to dispense witty ideas and inventions to you that can produce revenues in any type of economy (Proverbs 8:12, Isaiah 48:17). So don’t allow the economic recession to also cause a faith recession in your mind.

In fact I believe this environment is perfect for God to demonstrate His incredible power and love by partnering with your faith to do something extraordinary and spectacular through your business. You thriving while others are barely surviving is a great testimony to unbelievers about the power of God.

Keep your focus on Him and He will teach your how to prosper know matter what is happening with others.

Live Passionately!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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6 BIG Dream Lessons from Cinderella Man

A couple nights ago I watched Cinderella Man with Russell Crowe for the first time (yeah, I know it came out 5 years ago). Especially considering the economic times that we currently live in, it was a truly empowering story of resilience, perseverance, courage, humility, and dignity in the face of overwhelming personal and financial challenges.

If you don’t already know, this movie was based on the true story of boxer James J. Braddock during the Great Depression. After injuries and age derailed a successful boxing career, prompting the boxing commission to revoke his license, he and his family fell on really hard times. With work hard to come by, he had to go on public assistance and almost lost his house and family. After two years out of the sport, a lucky break allowed him to get back into boxing on a one-fight deal, and he eventually ascended all the way to become  a most unlikely heavyweight champion of world. Joe Louis, one of the greatest boxers of all time, said Braddock was “the most courageous fighter I ever fought.

Here are 6 BIG Dream lessons that I gleaned from the movie…

  1. Your ultimate purpose is bigger than an individual goal – Fighting for a world championship is great. Fighting for your family is greater. His ultimate dream was to give his wife and three children a great life.
  2. Turn what’s broken into your benefit – Breaking his right hand allowed his left hand to get stronger so that when he made his comeback, he was a more complete boxer who could punch hard with both hands.
  3. Always remember what you’re fighting for – One of the best lines in the movie came when a reporter asked Braddock before the world championship fight what was his motivation for fighting. Braddock’s simple but profound answer was, “Milk.” The simple things in life can often be our biggest motivators.
  4. Stick to what you know best – He approached his profession seriously and was extremely confident – not cocky – in his skills. He worked hard to be the best and never quit. In all his fights he was never knocked out.
  5. Use where you come from to push you where you’re going – During his successful comeback, he always remembered what it was like to have nothing. He stayed humble throughout his ascension, because he realized how close he had come to losing everything and how easily he could fall back into that place.
  6. Stay focused on your family – No matter how difficult your life gets, never lose focus on the ones who are closest to you.

Don’t allow your challenges to cancel your dreams. If you want help turning your tragedy into triumph, join me at the Dream B.I.G. in 3D Live! Workshop on Saturday, April 17 in Marietta, GA. Click here to learn more.

What did you think about these points? How have you been able to overcome your challenges to pursue your dreams?

Sweet dreams,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Dare to dream again in 2010!

Register for the Dream B.I.G in 3D Live Workshop! on April 17, 2010For more details please visit www.PaulWilsonJr.com


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