Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)
Friday, June 5, 2009
God's Big Idea for your life
You may be familiar with the CNBC cable network show The Big Idea hosted by Donny Deutsch. I enjoy watching this show from time to time to see people come on and pitch their big business idea to Donny and other guests on the program.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we have been given special talents, abilities, and spiritual gifts that God wants us to use to build His Kingdom. He has given some Christians a special anointing by giving them a strong business sense, writing skills, speaking ability, and the capacity for great wealth creation. These believers know how to take one great idea and from that idea create products that can help millions of people worldwide.
A great example of such a Christian is Dave Ramsey. As a young man, Dave had leveraged himself to the hilt in real estate, and then lost everything through bankruptcy. Dave took this devastating experience, learned from his massive money mistakes, and then wrote the book Financial Peace and started a financial talk radio program. He now helps millions of people handle their finances according to the principles found in God's Word. Dave's big idea of Debt Freedom is not a new one, but Dave took his life experience and also his unique personality and skill set, and then created products and a platform to help people get a handle on their family's finances.
Do you have a unique life learning experience that could help other people through telling your story? Do you have special God-given talents and abilities such as writing and speaking in which you could teach others? If so, ask for God's wisdom in developing your Big Idea so that you can fulfill God's purpose for your life.
Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. - Nolan Bushnell