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Problems are Great & Solutions are Golden!

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Being raisProblems are great,& (1)ed the average way; society causes us to think that problems and situations are never really a good thing, and that you should avoid problems as much as you can. But every visionary understands that all problems need a solution, and solutions are your tickets to reaching your goals to be whatever you desire to be and fulfilling your call and purpose in life….What am I getting at? Just wait for it.

When a problem arises, we try to pass it on and tend to want someone else to deal with it. But as a person of purpose that is not the right state of mind to have and that is not how one is to progress or improve your quality of life. When there is a problem, there is always an opportunity, and especially being a Christian, I believe in the sovereignty of God and how he gives us burning passions for unsolved issues that we would have to step up and do something about it. The only downside to this topic is that; we can talk hours about making change, and everyone actually gives good ideas and inputs but NO action is ever made. Usually when an entrepreneur starts a purposeful business or organization, it is because there is a problem that they are targeting and with determination, going to solve.

While reading biographies as usually, I came across an amazing entrepreneur by the name of Richard Branson; he gave a story about how he would always be traveling, and he would always get annoyed and disappointed at the poor service they would give on these airlines, and he felt that other people must also feel this way. He went on to start his own airline….I Know right? What a guy!…but not only that, he hated that banks would have so much hidden fees to confuse him and other clients, so he decided with his company to start a bank. See? Every issue is an opportunity to do something legendary. Especially when you’re passionate about something.   Since I am a devout believer, I relate everything to Jesus. Jesus saw the sinfulness of man and realized that they had a problem and he was the only solution. He died for mankind to have salvation. There was a problem and there was a solution that greatly affected the world in a positive way.

Entrepreneurs see that someone’s needs are not being met, most of the time that someone is themselves. They start with one issue and it actually opens your mind to see more opportunities. It just takes that one push to go fourth and accomplish it.

So whenever you encounter a problem, see it as God is giving you a task to get busy with.

Peace and Love People!

Embracing Wisdom

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prov-1-2Last year, somewhere around this time, I had an awesome opportunity to intern at Lisle Memorial Baptist Church in Jane and Finch (Toronto, Ontario). While I was interning there I had an opportunity to share the word of God with the saints that worshiped there. It was a very interesting experience being 20 years old, coming from a traditional (African) Pentecostal church, to sharing the word with a completely different audience of ethnicity, and denomination. It put me in a challenging position to grow as an aspiring preacher and I really enjoyed it. The gospel was preached and I believe lives were changed. That day, I believe I preached a sermon from the book of proverbs on “embracing wisdom”; as I have been reading a proverbs a day throughout this month of June, Proverbs 7 threw itself right out of the page in my face, and it is quite similar to a section of my sermon dealing with the purpose of the Proverbs and who and what wisdom is.

Wisdom is embodied in the Proverbs and acts as God’s dynamic word.
In the New Testament, Jesus becomes the wisdom and the word of God.
Embracing Wisdom is Embracing Christ.
Christ is Wisdom

See the graph below.

 

Origin of Wisdom Teaching of Wisdom Value of Wisdom
In God (v.22) Prudence(vv.5,12) Yields riches and honor (v.18)
From everlasting (v.23) Understanding (v.5) Greater than gold and silver (v.19)
Before all things (vv.23-30) Excellent thing (v.6) The wise are blessed (vv.32,34)
Truth (v.7) The wise find life (v.35)
Hatred of wickedness (v.7) The foolish love death (v.36)
Righteousness (v.8)
Knowledge (v.12)

Discretion (v.12)

Fear of the Lord (v.13)

 

A call to good works!

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GEN_History_GeorgeWilliams_ContentDoing my biographical researches, I found out that the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was created by George Williams, a British man, devoted to God who gathered young men together to create a place that would not tempt them into sin through the teaching of the word and physical recreation. It was also to develop the mind, body, and spirit. The written purpose of the YMCA was to unite all young, male Christians for the extension and expansion of the Kingdom of God. Mr. Williams believed in something called “Muscular Christianity”; it was a movement committed to piety and physical health basing itself on scriptures from the new testament, from concepts of character (Philippians 3:14) and well-being. When I woke up this morning a question came to my mind, and it was; Where are the George Williams of our day? As believers we have been called to good works, and to expand the kingdom of God by any means. We need more innovative entrepreneurial Christians who will take the world by storm for Jesus. There are many of you sitting there, reading this right now, with a burden to bring change to your community and possibly the world. Go out and do what the Lord has put in you, if it’s a business, a nonprofit organization, a gym…whatever it is, just do it; with the Lord on your side and a cleansed heart, he is more the able to grant you your petition. Keep in mind that no everything that is Christian necessarily says Jesus or has crosses on it; The reformer Marin Luther allegedly said “The Christian shoemaker does his Christian duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship.” Let’s work, and let’s do it well for the glory of God saints.