You Are Worth It
May 15, 2010
You’re Worth It!
Say “yes” to your dream – the Kingdom of God is built at a grass roots level one dream at a time. We often use terminology like “becoming entrepreneurial” or “starting a business,” but the real foundation is that each of us can “choose” to walk toward the desires of our heart or leave them on the shelf. Sometimes we even think it’s somehow noble to lay down our desires for the Lord and disappear into the background (it’s really cowardice not humility). Real maturity is realizing that I am God’s treasure that was once hidden and has been purchased by Jesus’ work on the cross. It’s my job to work with the Holy Spirit and release the treasure embedded in my dream and make the transition from Servant to King. We are chosen, appointed and invited to do great things and “ask whatever” and receive a miraculous multiplication when we work toward our dream. It all works because your dream is God’s dream too. Think about it!
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Matt 13:44 NIV
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. 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. This is my command: Love each other. John 15:15-17 NIV
Getting started – Most of us have jobs working for other people in what is largely someone else’s dream. That’s not a bad thing because we learn a lot about ourselves in the course of serving another man’s vision. There are still ways to carve out a piece of that vision for your own and work on it. Employers love that characteristic… it’s called initiative and it spawns creativity. It separates you from the servant/slave mentality. A “job” may be your day of small beginnings, but that’s where we learn to multiply our work and create wealth… “Faithful in a few things” makes you a candidate to be in “charge of many things.” It’s called promotion and it comes from God.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? Luke 16:10-12 NIV
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Matt 25:21 NIV
Invest in yourself – Coaches and mentors can help us move toward our dream. People with a poverty mentality don’t believe they are worth the investment. They drift with little progress on their dream. God interrupts that thought process with something I believe the Holy Spirit is already saying to you:
“You are worth the price I paid to redeem you. Your dream is part of my plan to build the Kingdom. Reach for it! We can do this.”
It’s one thing to believe that “I’m important in God’s eyes and have a role in the Kingdom.” It’s another level to take action on that belief. Your very first investment needs to be in getting help from someone who can pull you into your dream. Will it cost money? I hope so… I hope there is some level of sacrifice in time and money because you are important and your dream has a priority. Destiny has a price! Your personal goals need to include some expression of making progress on your dream. You don’t have to quit your day job and trash your finances, just start taking some steps and see where they lead. It’s fun.
Our Interviewing Kings page is intended to help you find some of those coaches and personal mentors. My latest discovery is Dan and Kathy Meylan. He coaches business men and women and you can read his story on the interview. Guess what? He charges money. It’s $35 a month. If he happens to have the skills you need, I simply want to suggest that your dream has to be worth $35 a month. Put as much value on your dream and yourself as God does and make it come true. Spend some time and money on it!
John and Sue
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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 show how to become a King and how your can help Release Kings.
French Translation – Releasing Kings is now available in French thanks to the efforts of Cees Bakker and Support Ministries in the Netherlands. In France, copies can be obtained from Editions Menor or Librairie Chretienne CLC. The Title in French is “Libération des Rois pour le ministère dans le monde du travail”. Cees is also the guy who made the Dutch translation possible – available through his website. He can be contacted for Releasing Kings conferences in France and throughout Europe.
Facebook – I’m starting to post more information on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/john.garfield1
PS: I want to recommend some follow-up reading.
Who is God by Harold Eberle provides the best explanation of the open 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.
1.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.
2.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.
3.The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace and occupy the Seven mountains of: business, media, arts & entertainment, education, family and government in addition to the church. See video #1 and video #2
You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace or Desire to Destiny at