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February 16, 2017

“Funding Your Passion”

 

I get excited about Deuteronomy 8:18 which says “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”  This Scripture is a reminder that God has given us the ability to meet our monetary and material needs… and even desires.  Be it a skill or gift, God put in us what it takes to make it happen.  As I consider this, I can’t help but to think of the many people who have a business within them.  They spend countless hours working for others for minimum pay, when they really could build a legacy of financial freedom through entrepreneurship.  How many are simply too scared to move forward, not knowing that their passion could fund their passion?  I know everyone may not have every corporate strength necessary to run a business, but isn’t that what networking and outsourcing is all about?  Discuss that a bit further with this question: Is it possible for anyone to be an entrepreneur if they hire the right help to supplement their weaknesses? 

 

There are some who have a passion stirred in them by God, but it profits nothing in the bank account although it greatly impacts many lives.  We see this similarly with the Apostle Paul in Acts 18:23 and 1 Corinthians 9:15.  It is in these situations where we must realize that God allows our skills to fund our passion.  In this, they must not become weary if their greater calling is not a lucrative one.  But also, those individuals must be careful not expect the type of fulfillment from their “9 to 5” that they would receive from carrying out their greater calling.  The proper perspective will keep them from getting frustrated in either area from unrealistic expectations.   Which leads us to our next question: How do we stay motivated in a job we need when our passion is elsewhere?  How do we know if our passion is to be a full-time job, a part-time job or volunteer role?

 

STUDY REFERENCE SCRIPTURES

Deuteronomy 8:6-20 / 1 Corinthians 9:1-18  

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