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When I gave up pastoring, I had not a clue how to make money. Not a clue. Just like, man, help me, Jesus don’t want a job. I tried to get some jobs in London. I’ve been pastoring for 15 years. I’ve got like, 16 year old kids alongside me who knew ten times as much as me and were like, with kids. And I’m thinking, this ain’t happening. And then I found a scripture Deuteronomy that said, God has given my hand power to get wealth. And I thought, okay, I’ll have that one. That’s my one thing right now. But you know something? I needed to make a decision to learn how I knew some things I was good at, but I didn’t know how to monetize them. I didn’t know how to package them. I didn’t know how to turn them into a legitimate business. So I had to learn some things. The decision was not cut everything off, put myself in a stupid, bad situation where all I’ve got is prayer. My decision was, let’s keep open some avenues of income to the best of my ability. But in the meantime, let me learn some things that will take me where I want to go.
We got to be real wise and real practical. Yeah, just real wise and real practical. There’s one thing, but a few things that are necessary. Yes. You know what they are. No one else can tell you what they are. You know, in your heart of heart, some of the things that God has designed and desired for you begin to make some decisions that will move you towards that. That may just be half an hour a day. That may just be an hour a day focused on that one thing. Do you understand what I’m saying? But as you do that, you’ll get to the place like, now. I started this publishing thing several years ago and made zero for too long with it. But I knew, man, this is my thing. I had words over my life about it. I had a sense in my heart that this is something that I really want. This is something I’m really good at. But it wasn’t just, oh, I make the decision. This is my one thing. Hallelujah. Monday. It was a lot of work to get to where I am now, but I’m going to reap the benefits of it, and I think you will as well.
Now, I’m not saying money is not the measure, okay? There are lots of different things. It might be a prayer life. It might be your word life. You may want to be a preacher, whatever. May want to be a chef, learn to Cook, take some classes. You may want to be a teacher, go to University and do whatever is necessary for that. Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as a manner of some is, but exhorting one another and so much more as you see the day approaching that word exhort let us exhort one another means to call near to invite or to call for? And I want to encourage you. It says, let us consider one another to provoke them to good works. I want to just put these things before you know this is we’re done. Encourage one another, help one another. Call for and invite your brothers and sisters to live up to their divine calling. Let’s not accept where we’re at. Let’s not just say, well, this is just the way it is. I’m stuck in this job or I’m stuck in this whatever.
No way, no way. There’s a way. Let’s call it out and let’s call it forth in each other? So right now I just call forth. In fact, if it’s okay, if you want to stand up, if something has spoken to you, maybe you want to become my gym partner. I would make any one of you look cool. If anything has spoken to you, you know what it is? There’s been a lot that we’ve spoken about. Then let me just call forth and invite you to stand up and come and just line up here and we’ll pray with you this morning? And we’ll just believe for divine clarity? That’s really what for me that was something that I saw really quite fervently is just a fresh clarity as to who I am really identity in some respects it wasn’t what shall I do? It was man. I’m so at rock bottom here. I’m so cumbered? But I don’t even know who I am in the midst of all this anymore. Help me to recognise who I am? So I can do what I’m supposed to be doing? Tell me to stop judging, measuring and shaping myself by what I’m doing or what others think I should be doing?
And help me to understand Lord who I am? Help me to come and sit at your feet? So you can speak to me? So I’m not running after everything anymore? Thank you, Jesus. You pray with us as well? Yeah. Come. Let’s believe for that clarity right now. In the name of Jesus?
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