Aim at nothing hit it every time.

“Aim at nothing and you’ll hit it every time.”

Zig Ziglar

Life doesn’t aim for you. 

It’s impossible to improve without a target!

  • Targets provide focus.
  • Focus provides momentum.
  • Momentum pushes you through the pain.

Hit the target experience the euphoria of a grand finale!

Repeat

 

 

God helps those who help themselves?

“God helps those who help themselves.”

This is to say that when you hustle with all of your best efforts, giving everything you have to God then He will, in turn, help you.

Is this true?

No

We are incapable of doing anything in and of ourselves which is why we needed a sacrificial lamb to take our place to satisfy the law code to allow us access to a Holy God who is perfect.

Once we clothe ourselves with the truth that we are not under the law trying to earn our way to God but are in fact operating with the Holy Spirit living inside of us, the same Spirit that parted the Red Sea and caused dry bones to rise then we can understand God’s economy. 

God’s economy is that He paid a heavy price to purchase our freedom, namely Himself through Jesus in the flesh so that we have access to all of Him.

The world’s economy says God helps those who help themselves.

We have a choice, God’s economy, or the world’s economy.

God’s economy is imbued with a power resource that is infinite and life-giving, in short, all the resources of heaven are at one’s disposal.

The world’s economy leaves us on our own with only our own resources which can get us by at times but is finite.

Putting it another way, when we are operating out of God’s economy, there is a battery that never drains.

The world’s economy has a battery that drains then has to be charged.

Practically speaking, how does this apply to a modern-day business owner who is struggling to make a profit and needs God to multiply their efforts?

Choose God’s economy through abiding and remaining. Jesus, states, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15: 7-8

When we are abiding and remaining, NOT operating in our strength but in the strength of God, we will bear much fruit. When we are in this posture we are to ASK whatever we wish and it will be done. The reason this makes sense is that when the posture of our heart is one with Jesus, we will ask what HE would ask. 

A great spiritual bridge must be crossed moment by moment if God’s economy is to be lived in. We must choose to live out of the butterfly self vs the worm self. The butterfly has gone through the rigors of the cocoon and has been transformed through metamorphosis into a winged beauty that glides through the air. This is a far cry from the belly slithering worm it once was. The problem becomes when the butterfly behaves like a worm, it sinks.

Which will you choose? Minute by minute, moment by moment we choose God’s economy or the world’s. We choose to operate as a branch lying on the ground wishing it would produce fruit or we are a breach attached to a mighty tree producing fruit when the whole body deeply rooted supplied with nourishment provides all the essentials for this day’s fruit growing.

Imagine your life right now, the problems you face, the challenges of the world….now choose God’s economy, namely the way of the Spirit of God, then watch the butterfly wings appear.

 

20 things I learned in 2020

  1. Experts sometimes don’t agree.
  2. A presidential race can turn at any moment.
  3. The word “pivot” is way overused.
  4. Normal has left the building.
  5. Losing a loved one will change you.
  6. Security is a myth.
  7. The church can meet in a drive-in theater.
  8. People will believe anything you tell them if enough other people believe it too.
  9. We don’t like being told what to do.
  10. If you aren’t operating online as a business you are a dead duck.
  11. We have a stubborn refusal to allow this pandemic to teach us.
  12. Shallow roots lead to toppled trees.
  13. Shallow people lead to toppled lives.
  14. Quarantine people for an extended period of time and they will make news happen.
  15. People will lose their minds if you mess with their sports.
  16. Our government can come up with billions of dollars for stimulus packages with no real way to pay for it.
  17. Faith over Fear is a cute yard sign that very few people actually know how to apply.
  18. My glasses fog up incessantly while wearing a mask.
  19. Who knew toilet paper was so valuable a commodity?!
  20. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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