Day 5 - You Are Someone’s Solution
Submitted by Pastor Gary Keesee on November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that you prosper, even as your soul prospers. III John 2
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
To understand how to work together with God to capture wealth and change your life, you must understand where money is and who legally controls it. It’s going to come as a shock to many Christians, but...surprise! God doesn’t have any money.
If you look at any piece of money, you’ll find an earthly kingdom stamped on it – the nation or government that printed it – not God. So many Christians think that God is going to bring them money and they just wait for that to happen. Unfortunately many wait a very long time with no results.
Another thing working against the believer is Satan’s claim on the money in the earth realm as recorded in Luke 4:6. The only way then that God can get money to you is to help you capture it in the marketplace with concepts, ideas, and strategies. WE DON’T LOOK FOR WEALTH. WE CREATE WEALTH.
As we begin to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we’ll find that he leads us by providing us with solutions to problems that are all around us. In it’s most basic definition, business is simply providing answers to problems or answering the needs of people. So, look in the mirror and recognize that you are someone’s solution!
By recognizing and finding solutions to life’s problems you will be postured for promotion or propelled to new places of responsibility. This repositioning will require change on our part. But this might mean that we’ll find ourselves thrust into a tense situation like David was when he came to the armies and found Goliath ranting and raving. But this negative pressured situation was actually an opportunity for David and by taking control over that problem he was forever changed and promoted. The same will be true in your case. Understand that pressure and problems are normal. Knowing God is with you and actually training yourself to look for those opportunities that others overlook will be a key to your next victory. I remember the story that Curtis, a member of my church, told me.
Curtis had just started a new sales route for a company and the rep that was training him was telling him about some of their clients that he serviced. Curtis asked him why their company did not have the account from the biggest company in town that would need their product. The training rep said that no one could touch that account. He said he hadn't bothered trying to get the account himself because the competitor that had it was entrenched there and had a long history. Curtis told the trainer to drive over to that company immediately. The trainer was shocked, but drove over to the company’s location. The man who was in charge of that company just happened to be there and Curtis was able to talk to him about their products. The man said that they were open to getting a bid from Curtis and, to make a long story short, Curtis got the account...and the $40,000 a year increase in commissions that the account brought in. To increase in position and responsibility, allow God to position you before the problems and people that you will bring solutions to. Remember, as long as there are problems to be solved, you are assured of having as many opportunities for promotion and increased income that you want.
Action: Write down a list of the problems that you encounter today. Do others have the same problem you have seen? Can you see a solution to any of them? Think on it. That solution just may be your future!
Celebrating Freedom Together,
Pastor Gary Keesee