What’s Your Dream
May 03, 2009
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How to Start a Small Group – Kings are increasingly getting involved in Bible study or mentoring groups to facilitate their “Release.” Here are some helpful suggestions www.Releasing-Kings.com/Starting-a-Group.html. We’ve also updated our Vision Brochure with graphics to show how to become a King and how you can help Release Kings.
Conference – Our next conference is in Sebring, Florida May 8-9. It’s close to both Tampa Bay and Orlando so it’s an opportunity to see the great state of Florida… as a King. See the details on our conference page.
What’s Your Dream?
Secret of Leadership – One of the great secrets of leadership is that God didn’t design people to do what they are told. We’re all designed to follow the desire of our heart. We can not teach anyone one “how to” until we know “what to.” It’s a Kingly value system that we’ll be teaching this weekend in Sebring. We all need to know three things about those around us:
1.What’s your dream?
2.What’s the next step?
3.How can I, or someone I know, help you take the next step?
Friends should be asking these questions. Leaders must ask them. Leadership, both in the church and secular management, was built around the philosophy of articulating a vision and getting everyone to sign up… be committed, obey the vision, serve the corporate goal, be in unity around the larger purpose. It’s not a bad philosophy, it just works better with robots than people.
People that do serve in someone else’s vision are often happy to do so until they mature spiritually to the point that they can see their own. Often spiritual maturity usually takes a path through being faithful in that which is another man’s before we receive our own. It’s a good thing unless you get stuck there.
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Luke 16:12-13 KJV
The foundation – Why don’t we normally ask those three questions? Our tradition is that we believe we’re servants waiting on God to move sovereignly or guide us to take the next step. The core of our identity is obedient servants that wouldn’t dare have an independent dream. Our very identity is at war with our heart’s desires. In fact, many believers can’t tell you their heart’s desires because they have denied them as carnal for so long. Listen to what Jesus said regarding this topic.
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other. John 15:14-17 NIV
Identity change – We’re God’s friends. We play a role is designing our own destiny. It’s through those conversations with the Father that we offer up our heart’s desires and make decisions to pursue them. Jesus is also making known to us what the Father is doing to build the Kingdom. That’s relevant. I love to release Kings because it’s both the desire of my heart and the desire of the Father’s heart.
Authority – When we give ourselves permission to pursue a dream and “determine” a course, our subconscious lines up to work with us instead of sabotaging our efforts. Religious people are internally conflicted and usually working against their own heart’s desires out of obedience. Kings have an internal alignment that gives them authority and creativity. New ideas and opportunities flow toward those who are not double-minded.
The second level of alignment is with the Father. We’re doing what we are designed to do plus we’re flowing with what the Father is specifically doing in the present season. The result is fruit that lasts. The things we work on have a real effect and we sense the Father saying “well done” when we’re finished.
Jesus simply states, “The Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” That’s an amazing statement that servants just don’t get. You have to be a King to ask for the desires of your heart.
Love each other – The capstone of all ministry and encouragement is love. When you help another brother or sister get in touch with the desires of their heart, you’re raising them from servant to friend. It feels so good to talk to the Father and play a role in the Kingdom doing what the Father is doing. Finding out that our heart’s desires are mapped right into God’s plan is a jailbreak kind of revelation upon which reformations are built… and parties are started. I love this stuff. I love living the life it produces. It’s FUN.
See you in Sebring, FL this Friday and Saturday, May 7-8
John and Sue www.Releasing-kings.com
PS: I want to recommend some follow-up reading.
Who is God by Harold Eberle provides the best explanation of a more relational view of God. It’s must reading that connects our perception of God with everyday life.
Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace takes that foundation into marketplace ministry and the entrepreneurial nature of Kings. Fruit in the marketplace naturally springs out of sound doctrine.
Desire to Destiny – Takes the foundation and marketplace ministry and puts them in the context of seven practical keys or stages of growth you can apply in your own life.
You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
- The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
- The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
- The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace.
You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace or Desire to Destiny at