I Just re-read over this one – it’s a bit long winded but worth it for me to write it down. I hope you appreciate it.
For quite some some time now I have attempted to devour just about anything I can that Paul Evans puts out. From Nicheology to Simple Six, to you tube presentations on public speaking. A few weeks ago it was his Core Strategies web-cast – today it was the Personal Business Architecture web-cast.
By the way you can sign up for future Academy 60 web-casts whenever you want. I think this latest Academy 60 is leading up to Paul and Carrie Wilkerson’s 60 Day Online Business Launch. Only 60 people will be allowed in.
Anyway – it is taking me forever to let it all sink in. (Sadly – almost a year now and it is still not hit rock bottom with me yet.) It is in no way – what Paul is teaching – it is all about me. I know that sounds selfish – but in reality – I am owning up to my problem – ME. I keep starting these projects and dropping the ball, looking for the next project – or easiest way to get motivated and just wasting money.
But just this week I finally realized the issue – I have a bad image of what I want to become. Or more to the point – I have NO image of what I want to become. But that is going to change. I am going to start working on – not who I am – but first – who do I think God wants me to be and how do I get there.
Do you have a picture of who you will become?
That’s the crux of it all. Do you or I have a picture of who we will become or want to become? I want that picture. I want to see it and live it. I was listening to the Zig Ziglar Inspire podcast this week and I LOVE IT. It made me ask the question – Who do I see myself as?
I want to create that picture right here and now. In reality the picture is already in my tagline –
Serving Christ at home, in life, and on line
Serving Christ at home
As a Husband and a Father I am called to be the Priest and the Prophet. [I highly recommend The Christian Husband: God’s Vision for Loving and Caring for Your Wife by Bob Lepine. Although I can’t find the audio tapes online anywhere – if you can find them I would also recommend The husband as a Priest and Prophet also Bob Lepine.] So I firmly believe that I need to be a Godly husband, a Godly Father, and a Godly Man. It all starts at home.
With that man defined from 30 thousand feet – let’s move on to
Serving Christ in life
Here is where I can say beyond a doubt that I know what this man God calls me to be – looks like. I am not a preacher, I am a decent teacher (I teach lifeguarding, cpr etc), but more than those things… I am an excellent servant – I love to do the work. I take pride in helping others fix their home, chop the wood, mow the lawn, run a volunteer position at the annual fireworks festival or motorcycle ride. I can do many things – I was brought up to learn many things from carpentry to plumbing to automotive repair, etc.
So how can I do that – whenever I am called upon and not ‘around my work schedule’? Well the only way I know of is to change my work schedule to be what I want it to be. To make myself available at any point w/o concern for my job suffering. Maybe you are asking why I am first focused is on the work?
Simply put – my family has to eat and live. I can serve Christ by serving my neighbor. I can currently drop everything and ‘go do it’. And I will admit whole heatedly – I am blessed because of it. But in the end – I always have to make up that time somewhere – earning an income.
Please don’t get me wrong – God has, does, and always will provide for my family. Especially when I give to Him from my heart and w/o concern for reward. But God also calls us to be good stewards. We are not to squander away what He has given us. So how do I server Christ in life – any time and every time? By…
Serving Christ Online
It has been rolling around in my head for all of about 3 months – how do I serve Christ online. Currently I develop websites and I give discounts etc for non profits, for Christian organizations – but guess what – so does everyone else. I donate my church’s website to them for free. And it shows frankly. I want to be able to earn a living online – serving Christ – so that I can also live a life of service offline.
This all may sound corny to you are just like babbling – but to me it is a defining moment – and I want accountability. If I tell you what I am going to do – then I best keep to my word.
So I ask that you would pray for me in my constantly seeking God’s face and seeing clearly who it is that God wants me to be.
I started all this with a comment about Paul Evans huh? Well that is because it was his last two broadcasts from the Academy 60 lead up, combined with The last couple Ziglar Inspire podcasts that I have listened to over and over again that brought me to this point. The point of defining who I am, who I think God wants me to be, and how I can get there from here.
God Bless and have the best day of your life today!