Luke 14:28 is a message to all who desire to build. Perhaps you are not building a physical edifice, but maybe you want to write a book, start a business, go back to school, or increase your prayer life. Whatever it is it's going to cost you something. It may not be financial, but it will definitely require that you to
A Kingdom-driven creative entrepreneur is one who purposefully aligns his or her creativity with God's Kingdom. Once the commitment to fulfill your assignment is accepted it is up to YOU to do the work! And, in spite of all the marketing strategies that promise a quick and easy path to success, in reality, there are no shortcuts! Maybe you can write a book in 20 minutes, a weekend, or seven days, but I guarantee you that book is full of grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and only God knows what other type of errors. I'm just saying, if you are a KINGDOM-driven entrepreneur, small and consistent is what creates fruitful and long lasting success. Zechariah 4:10 says,
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.
Kingdom driven creatives allow Holy Spirit to lead them in their day-to-day operations. And, while this sounds great, in reality, it can be a challenge... at first. Why do I say this? I'm glad you asked. The flesh is always at war with the spirit. It wants to do what it wants, when it wants, no questions asked. However, to allow Holy Spirit to lead requires some work.
This work will require that you learn the art of listening. Listen with your spirit, which requires knowing how to distinguish Holy Spirit's voice. Yes, Holy Spirit has a voice. How else can he teach you all things, even the things to come (John 14:26)?
As Kingdom driven creative entrepreneurs the ability to prosper creatively is achieved when one is able to listen and hear Holy Spirit. Listening is a skill that can be learned. And the more you want to hear, the more Holy Spirit will speak. Shh... listen Holy Spirit wants to talk to you!
Let's face it when it comes to building opposition will come. The key is to be prepared when it comes. In the first part 3 Keys to Kingdom Building the life of Nehemiah reveals how to build. After hearing about the broken walls in Jerusalem he became heavy hearted. Your assignment is connected to what you are called to heal, but how can you build in the midst of opposition?
For the last few days I have had unshakeable thoughts on Nehemiah, so I picked up my bible and started reading his story. There are many ways God speaks. One of those ways is through continuous nudging or those unshakeable thoughts of a scripture verse, word, phrase, picture, name, person etc. This is God's way of saying, "Hey, I need to talk to you!" Unshakeable thoughts are a simple, yet effective way that God uses to covey a message.
So you are called to serve as a creative Kingdom entrepreneur? What an awesome assignment! Kingdom entrepreneurs are individuals who are God-centered and led in their business for the purpose of having Kingdom impact in the marketplace. Everyone has talent or gift; however, like a diamond it must be uncovered. As a Kingdom entrepreneur I want to share with you five keys to help you prosper creatively. Follow these keys and you can't go wrong.
Deborah Taylor is an innovative creative visionary, writer, author, and calligrapher. She enjoys traveling, reading, crocheting, and spending time with her husband, Randy, and their rambunctious dog, Reuben. They live in Shelby County, TN.
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