October 5, 2020
How to Grow a Faith That Will Impact Your Business
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Have you ever saw someone so good at something you thought..."Dang, I wanna know how they do that?"
That was me in 2013 at Elevation Church listening to Pastor Steven Furtick preach a sermon called Expectation Gap: When God Doesn't Met Your Expectations, and for every sermon since then. As I listened I thought to myself "I bet he is so good at making decisions. He seems like he really KNOWS the bible. I bet that's why he's so confident...I mean who starts a church at age 26??"
I was more than intrigued though. I was desperate for change. I was depressed, in a horrible season, and thought I probably could have avoided some of the pain I was experiencing if I had made better choices in life.
I thought about it often. Then one Sunday, he talked about tithing not just your money, but your time and talents. I decided to give it a try. I would devote 10% of my day to reading and studying God's word.
I started at the beginning, I wasn't sure where else to start. I read all the notes from my study bible for any section I read and any scriptures referenced in the margin I read as well. I would meditate on what I read all day long while at work. I considered the following:
- What did the scripture reveal to me about God?
- How could I use what I learned in my life?
- How was I like the people I read about?
- What if I wasn't always the "hero" in the bible, what might that reveal about me?
- What life lessons could I learn from the good and the bad?
I graduated from just reading to actually writing my notes and thoughts down in a journal. I even kept track of any questions I had even though I didn't have anyone to answer them. I started sharing my ah-has and revelations with anyone that would listen.
Do you know what I realized during my time in the word?
- We are ALL expected to read, study, and meditate on the word of God no matter what our day jobs are..
- Action is required.
- Change is inevitable, growth with produce the fruit
EVERYTHING changed for me...I became bolder, happier in my marriage, and I started living my life's purpose and pursuing the life I really wanted to live.
Bible study is the foundation of this life of impact and income. I invite you to join the Courage Circle. It's a 20-week biblical studies program for women who want to build a closer relationship with God through the study and application of his word.
You will have all that you need, guidance, structure, direction, and community. CLICK HERE to enroll or you can get on a call with me to determine if this is a good fit for you. CLICK HERE to schedule a call.
As I mentioned in the podcast, I felt led to open up enrollment a lot earlier than I normally would, BUT the program will not begin until Jan 4th, 2021. There are only 50 spots available so keep that in mind.
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