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Episode Info: me and within me? The only way I know to effectively describe this step in the process is to tell you a bit of my story - because it’s the only story I have. ;) And I don’t tell it to brag or boast - but to illustrate what God is doing or has done in my journey. My passion, my desire, my purpose in the business God has given me is to build a business that fuels more than just my lifestyle. Some of the ways that has manifested itself is in… supporting a team of eleven people at least part time funding causes that I care about All of that is just background to say this… What does promise-claiming faith look like? When I’ve done the hard work of pursuing God in relationship - entirely apart from my business endeavors at first - my confidence in my ability to hear Him grows and I begin to have a gut-level belief that God is using the business to do those kinds of things that I just described to you. It's a deep, firm conviction I have that I believe God is going to flourish the business because it's what He's placed on my heart as I've walked close to Him (do you see the connection with the first part of this episode?) I begin to see situations in the scriptures where God flourishes the work of the righteous - like He did in Daniel's life, or in Joseph's life - and I start thinking about my business and the hard work that goes into creating a business. Marketing. Sales. Establishing a good service for clients. Working with a team. It's all very hard work. And I had this thought a few months ago: If God is working alongside me as I believe He is, what kind of action should I be taking in light of that belief? The conclusion I came to? I would be going for it. I would be excited. Because I believe God has promised me He's going to flourish this business. I believe the work of my hands is going to prosper. I believe that what I'm doing is going to succeed because it has a deeper purpose behind it, that the God who created the universe is adding His blessing to it, that He’s bringing just the right people to my team and to my client roster. So I should be praying as a market that God will guide me to exactly the right clients who will flourish this business and in turn we will help to flourish what they are doing. I should act with boldness and with confidence in those conversations and interactions with prospective clients. That's not always easy. It's not always comfortable. It's not always natural. Yet, that's what faith looks like when you really are claiming a promise of God that you are convinced He has given to you. You act with boldness. You act with faith. You act with confidence - not because you are anything… you see, I don't think I'm the greatest businessman. I'm really not a very good salesperson and I'm definitely not the best marketer out there. But here's where my faith lies: I believe my God is at work in this business and He has made a promise that He intends to keep. My role is like a little kid at Christmas: I'm just excited to see what He's going to do. I want to be a part of it. So I'm gonna to get involved. I want to do the things that bring it about and then I’ll be encouraged that my faith in God is actually on track, that I'm hearing from Him, that I'm pursuing the things that matter, the things He's placed on my heart. This business is not about me. It's about Him. It's about His glory and purpose that He has established. RESOURCES The Morning Mindset: www.LiveBuildChange.com/morning-mindset www.LiveBuildChange.com/0 - The “zero” episode www.PodcastFastTrack.com/why - The reasons behind my business Join the LBC Community On Facebook Follow Carey on Facebook Follow Carey on Twitter (@CareyNGreen)   Subscribe to Live Build Change On Android | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Podbean | Spreaker | Email  .........
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