Much like an endangered animal, the entire concept of our divine client often seems to elude us. We build up niching until it’s something we dread, and while we put it off, our divine clients are out there, just waiting to meet us! Let’s help them along, shall we?
Many of us are terrified to niche down, but we’ve all heard the saying, “When you serve everyone, you serve no one.” Just remember this – even Jesus niched down. Mark 2:17 reminds us that, “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” He came specifically to see the sinners – that was his niche. Learn yours today and focus there. You can still serve those outside your niche, but you need to direct your message somewhere – why not focus it on your divine client?
Do you prayerfully welcome God into your business? When you asked Him to join you in your venture, did you ask Him to be a silent partner? If not, then you should expect to get some input! God cares about you and your business, and He will not stand idly by if you fail, while you seek His guidance and work to increase your faith.
Increasing your divine guidance and faith isn’t always easy. Sometimes the voice of God comes in so loud and clear that we can’t help but hear it and know that it comes from Him. At other times, He speaks to us softly, as our conscience, with friendly reminders. But how do you know?
When God has a message to get across, rest assured that He will do so. As my husband likes to say, He will hit you with a 2x4 to the head when necessary. He will speak to you in the way that makes the most sense for you – He is your creator, after all, so He knows a little something about what will and will not work for...
For six years, I travelled to Texas every other week by airplane. As many of you know, part of the routine speech that flight attendants give prior to takeoff tells adults to put on their own masks before helping those who may be unable to do so for themselves. You’re supposed to do this because you’ll be no help to anyone if you fall out before you can get your own mask on. Take care of yourself, so that you can then take care of others.
While they often go hand-in-hand, self-love and self-care are not the same thing. You can love yourself and not care for yourself in the ways you know you should. You get too busy, you forget, or you’re just too tired. By the same token, you can get a mani/pedi every week and not...
“New Year, New You” has become a mantra of sorts. With the many difficulties of 2020 nearly behind us, some may be wondering if 2021 will be a happy new year or more of the same. Yet, in Isaiah 43:19, God tells us, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” With this verse as guidance, what would the Lord have us do?
What if we were to rephrase the old adage to say, “New You, New Year”? How would this mindset shift change your perspective on what determines a happy new year? Because, you see, to start afresh, what it takes is not a specific date on the calendar. All it really requires is a new outlook, a new approach, a new point of view – a new and renewed YOU!
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all...