Are You Pursuing Provision at the Expense of Your Purpose?

Most Christians struggle between pursuing purpose vs. pursuing provision. Are you toiling when you should be resting? God gives spiritual and emotional rest to His children (Psalm 127:2). Using a beautiful backdrop in Miami I discuss how to find purpose and provision through God’s peace.

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Thrive on Purpose!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

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.

Fund the Fight Against Unemployment!


He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:10

The last few years have been extremely challenging for just about everyone. Loss seems to be the theme of the recession. Each of us knows at least one person who lost a job, a house, a family, self-confidence, and even hope. All of these losses have threatened the viability and sustainability of individuals, families, churches, and our communities.

God has given me a vision to bring renewal and restoration to our communities – spiritually, economically, and socially. There can be no restoration without all three of these factors working together. The S.E.E.D.S. for HOPE Fund, which stands for Spiritually Empowered Economic Development and Sustainability Soulutions, was established to provide faith-based training and development for the unemployed, underemployed, and misemployed in our churches and communities. Learn more about our specific initiatives at www.3hrive.com.

My goal is to raise $50,000 by June 1, 2011. This includes curriculum, training facilities, support services, travel, and administrative costs. Please consider donating any amount great or small to spreading the good news to our churches and communities. You can donate using the button below. Everyone who donates at least $50 will receive a free copy of my book, “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative, God-Inspired Life!

Your donation will make a huge difference in accelerating the healing and restoration of many lives. Further, the eternal benefits attached to this vision are not only for those who will receive these services, but also for everyone enabling this vision to become a reality. And that prayerfully includes you.

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.

Take Your Gifts Out of the Church Box

Did you know the original meaning of the word that we often use for work – vocation – is “calling”? Did you know that your calling doesn’t just apply to what you do in church? Were you aware that  your spiritual gifts can/should be used everywhere your feet tread?

Saturday, March 19th in Villa Rica, GA I will be facilitating “My Father’s Business: Taking Ministry to the Marketplace.” This luncheon and workshop is designed to equip Christian catalysts to find and fulfill their calling in the marketplace as an employee or entrepreneur. When Christians maximize their spiritual and economic potential in business, then families, churches, and the community all benefit. With the continuing economic crisis that our churches and communities are facing, this is timely event is needed for pastors, church leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

Key Topics:

  • The business of reconciliation
  • Kingdom entrepreneurship as a solution for unemployment
  • Mobilizing Christians to use their gifts and fulfill their purpose in the marketplace
  • Commissioning the five-fold ministers into the workplace
  • Building community bridges through spiritually empowered economic development solutions
  • Creating sustainable solutions to help churches improve financial health

Date: Saturday, March 19

Time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM *Lunch is included

Location: New Bethesda Christian Ministries, 214 Edge Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180 (Get map)

Registration: $15 (Click here)

Special Offer: Dream B.I.G. in 3D will be on sale at a 33% discount

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.

4 Keys to D.E.E.P. Living Video – Part 1

And when Jesus finished speaking, he said to Peter, ‘Put out in the deep and let down your nets for a catch.’ ~ Luke 5:4

This video is part of my Crusade vs Unemployment series. It contains key principles gleaned from Luke 5 for entrepreneurs and employees to “Advance to Abundance”. Enjoy!

What kinds of things are you doing to experience “DEEP” living?

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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.

Youth in Revolt

When people are disrespected, disregarded, or dismissed for a long period of time, they eventually will do desperate things. I believe this is even more true with youth and young adults. In addition to the unrest currently happening in Egypt, over the past 18 months we have seen riots – often led by young and very passionate leaders – break out  in Tunisia, Iran, France, and other places.

I know there are a multitude of complicated factors that come into play with each of these countries. However one common thread in all of them is a sense of economic desperation. The opportunity to work gives young (and old) people a sense of dignity and the possibility of upward mobility. Without those opportunities the walls of poverty and despair seem close in and suffocate the hope out of people. Where there is no vision – hope for the future – people die from the inside out. Furthermore, youthful passion that is not channeled in a purposeful and positive direction will turn dangerous.

How does this relate to the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 51.1% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 years old were unemployed in July 2010. This marks the first time since 1948, when the government first started collecting this data, that less than half of all U.S. youth were employed in July. And this is not just an American problem. Check this out from the Wall Street Journal (April 14, 2010):

But rising youth unemployment is not just an American problem, points out  a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Across the 30 OECD countries, there are nearly 15 million unemployed workers aged 15-24 — four million more than at the end of 2007. In France and Italy, one in four young workers are unemployed; in Spain, 40% are jobless.

Youth unemployment is a global powderkeg that is just waiting for the right spark to turn a bad situation even worse, which we can see happening in Tunisia, Egypt, and other places around the world. The approaches world governments use to create jobs apparently are not working. I believe we need a greater emphasis on entrepreneurship in the U.S. and throughout the world. More focus, money, and education needs to be invested in entrepreneurship-based programs for younger and older unemployed workers.

We can no longer downplay the major roadblocks to success that the youth of this generation face today. Otherwise, the images that we see coming out of Egypt this week could be replayed in other countries around the world, and maybe even the United States.

What are some things you think could be done to alleviate youth unemployment?

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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.

7 Great Ideas for Your Church to Economically Empower Your Congregation and Community

A few weeks ago I posted an article Has the Church Done Enough to Respond to the Recession?This was partly inspired by my own perceived notions and research by Barna Group, which reveals the church is falling short in in terms of providing proactive support to the economic crisis for their members or communities. Some of this is due to the financial pain churches are feeling. Some of it in my opinion is that pastors and church leaders may not be aware of many of the practical things they can do – separate from just giving money – to those who are hurting financially.

When I posted that question on LinkedIn and 48Days.net forums I got some great feedback. Here are a few ideas your church can use to provide assistance and direction to your congregation and communities who are experiencing some severe economic pains…

  1. Host Financial Peace classes
  2. 1-on-1 financial counseling for families
  3. 1-on-1 business coaching for entrepreneurs
  4. Monthly e-newsletter from the church with financial tips
  5. Marketplace-themed messages
  6. Host a budgeting workshop
  7. Create space for a barter system/network for goods and services

Update: See also 6 More Ideas for Your Church to Economically Empower Your Congregation and Community

What are some other ways churches can help to economically empower congregations and communications?



If you weren’t aware 3hrive Marketplace Ministry provides these types of services for churches. 3hrive Marketplace Ministry equips Christian catalysts to find and fulfill their calling in the marketplace as an employee or entrepreneur, using practical tools built on biblical principles. We work with individuals, churches, and community groups to facilitate workshops and programs that inspire and equip people to activate their gifts, find their niche, and build God’s Kingdom through business and community-based ventures. Learn more at www.3hrive.com. Contact me today to learn more about how 3hrive can help your congregation and community thrive in the workplace.

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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.

2011 Crusade Against Unemployment

In a recent post “Create a Game Plan for a Great 2011” I wrote about the need for you to develop a plan for a personal revolution and not just rely on powerless resolutions. Many people need to wake up and realize that entrepreneurship is not the only answer but it’s a needed one to the job problem.

I’m on a personal crusade against unemployment. My approach is not to attack the policy makers and corporations to get them to create jobs. My focus is on empowering individuals and communities with the mindset, skills, and resources they need to create their own jobs and stimulate their own economy through entrepreneurship. Our economic has changed forever and you can’t waste any more time on waiting for somebody else to do something for you that you have the power to do for yourself.

Starting Tuesday, December 28th January 4 at 8pm est I will be launching a free 3-week webinar series “Entrepreneurship vs Unemployment“, which will provide spiritual insights and practical solutions to the unemployment crisis. I will also be talking about the 3hrive S.E.E.D. Fund, a Kingdom investment opportunity which will be focused on bringing faith-based, spiritually empowered economic development solutions to churches and non-profits. Learn more about the webinar series on 3hriveTV at www.3hrive.tv

The 3hrive S.E.E.D. Fund will allow us to raise funds that go toward designing and implementing employment and entrepreneurship ministries at various churches. Our goal is to equip Christians with what they need to thrive in this economic environment and advance God’s Kingdom in the marketplace. I ask you to prayerfully consider donating to the 3hrive S.E.E.D. Fund. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at seed@3hrive.com.

 

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.

Worship While You W.O.R.K.

Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 4:11

In the dictionary, worship means “to show reverence and adoration“. A true understanding of the worship of God is that it’s more than just showing reverence and adoration in a religious ceremony, but it’s a lifestyle of acknowledgement, adoration, and alignment with His plans and expectations. That lifestyle includes the work you do on a daily basis.

So as you go to work everyday as an employee or entrepreneur, the best way to view your work is that it should be… Worship Of the Real King!

Here’s some practical examples of what this looks like…

  • Work in spirit and truth – Work while continually acknowledging God for the strength, creativity, and ability He gives you to work (John 4:23)
  • Work in the beauty of holiness – It’s a beautifully holy act to work with excellence and dedicate your work to the Lord, not just as something to do to make a living or please someone else (Psalm 96:9)
  • Work in your lane – Stay true to His purpose and calling for your life (Proverbs 4:25)
  • Work with excellence Be the best. Set the standard of leadership (Daniel 5:14)
  • Work with diligence – Work hard and smart (Proverbs 10:5)
  • Work with creativity – Use the ideas, strategies, and concepts God provides through prayer and revelation (Proverbs 8:12)
  • Work with integrity – Let all your dealings be above reproach (Proverbs 11:1)
  • Work with passion – Let your zeal for God energize your work (Romans 12:11)
  • Work toward reconciliation – Take advantage of daily opportunities for life on life discipleship (2 Corinthians 5:19)

Today is a marvelous day for you to be transformed in the way you think about your work. Honor God in your work and you will experience Him in a whole new way!

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.

If This Video Describes You, Then It’s Time to re:Purpose Your Career…

If this video describes you, then it’s definitely time for you to register for the re:Purpose Your Career Webinar

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LIVE VIDEO WEBINAR

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH @ 8:30 PM ET

re:Purpose means to put your passion in action. It signifies shifting your perspective, your pursuits, and your plan to a path this is more profitable and fulfilling. It requires you to become more purposefully opportunistic, which will propel you to thrive in the midst of your trials. This attitude compels you to be more creative, more resourceful, more clever, and more enterprising than other people are willing to be right now. This mindset also enables you to see diamonds where others only see dirt.

re:Purpose goes beyond just making lemonade out of lemons. It’s applying your creative abilities to the lemonade and then strategically positioning yourself in the marketplace so that you can become the most unique, dynamic and valuable lemonade enterprise that ever existed – in spite of what’s happening in the economy right now!

Here’s four key re:Purpose Principles that will be presented in-depth during the three sessions:

I.   Alignment ~ re:Center Your Purpose

II.  Attitude ~ re:Calibrate Your Focus

II.  Assessment ~ re:Claim Your True Identity

III. Action ~ re:Chart a New Course for Your Career

Are you ready to re:Purpose Your Career? Let’s go! Click the “Register” button below to sign up. For questions, please contact me at info@biznovations.net.

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It’s Your Time to T.H.R.I.V.E.!

The right perspective is a powerful antidote to a pessimistic attitude. If you have ever experienced a situation that seems almost impossible to overcome, though, you know how challenging it is sometimes to be optimistic.

Brotha Online Magazine Aug 2010

Many small business owners have experienced famine-like conditions over the past few years. However, they don’t realize that it’s possible to thrive in the midst of a famine. In the latest edition of Brotha Online Magazine, my article “It’s Your Time to T.H.R.I.V.E.!” discusses how to flourish and expand during an  economic famine. Here’s an excerpt…

“While our country has not experienced a literal famine, many businesses have experienced one financially. In the last few years opportunities and resources seem to have dried up like a cracked, sun-baked African plain in the summertime. The unemployment rate is the highest than it’s been in almost twenty years. And although more businesses are being launched than ever before, thousands of large and small businesses have had to lay off workers and even close their doors due to lack of customers and revenues.

There’s a powerful story in the Bible of a very wealthy businessman who faced these similarly harsh economic and agricultural conditions – but he still thrived in the midst of them. His name was Isaac. His story in Genesis 26 contains six powerful transferable principles that we can follow today that will help us to thrive personally and professionally, even in the midst of this economic famine.”

To read the full article, just go to www.brothaonline.com/kingbiz_as2010.html

You don’t have to settle for your current circumstances. It’s your time to thrive!

Lead B.I.G.!
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.