The purpose I carry in my heart today is to convince and convict you that you have something awesome to bring to the world.
Most people have far more to give than they realise. And even when they do have an inkling of how much worth they carry, they undervalue what it is worth.
Jesus said, “freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8 KJV)
This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give everything away for ‘free’, but it does speak to how generously and abundantly we should share the essence of who we are, and what we know.
We no longer live in a day when knowledge sharing is difficult. We don’t have to carve our words into granite or run several thousand miles over hill and vale to deliver our message to an audience. All it takes is hopping online and punching out a few words or pressing the big red button on your camera app and opening your mouth.
Of course, I’m being simplistic here. The actual practicalities of sharing your knowledge and expertise online may require some up-skilling to make it happen, but you and I are no longer having to build from the ground up. The heavy lifting is being taken care of by technology that’s now at our fingertips. You don’t need to know how to code the software to write your book and develop the website to deliver it. Others have already picked up the hard parts, ready and waiting for your content to be added.
If you want to start a TV channel you can.
If you want to publish a book you can.
If you want to fling open the doors of a brand new shop, you can.
If you want an online headquarters for your content, open to people from every corner of the planet, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, you can.
If you want to create and open your own online college, teaching your particular skill and expertise, you can, you can, you can.
This was a privilege previous generations did not enjoy.
God has made this possible for the generation He planned for you to walk the planet in, and He does nothing without good reason.
Even just a few years ago there were gatekeepers barring the doors of entry, and walls were erected to make sure you were unelected before you even ran for office. The rarefied atmosphere of those who were able to call themselves an author or an influencer was reserved for an uncommon and seldom few.
Now you can write on Monday, publish on Tuesday, and be a bestseller by Wednesday.
Again, I say this tongue-in-cheek, but it is far closer to the present truth than traditionalists would have you believe. They want the world to stay convinced that you must be a starving-artist, slogging over a typewriter for ten terrible years or more before you qualify. Or that you must be some kind of exceptional human being (you are by the way), to qualify for anyone to be even slightly interested in what you have to say.
That’s the lie.
Now for the truth.
If you have an internet connection and an idea you qualify!
Trash your old thinking and step up my friend. I want to encourage and equip how you can throw caution to the wind and courageously exercise your creativity in ways that will benefit others, and show you ways to progressively step into your creative destiny.