Transformation from the Heart – No matter how hard we try; we can’t make ourselves be someone else. Incentives, discipline, and accountability won’t cure your personality and calling. There’s nothing wrong with your design! God likes you the way He created you. Conformity to the expectations of others is not His goal. You are unique.
John 12:43 – they loved praise from men more than praise from God. NIV
Our hearts are transformed when we have a good reason – the purpose God wrote in our hearts. Change doesn’t come from changing our mindset and redoubling our effort. Change happens when we align our hearts with its purpose. Momentum comes when we realize that its God’s purpose too; that heaven is co-laboring with us.
Success and significance aren’t purposes – Motivation originates in the heart. Personal success, significance, and prosperity are wonderful, but they can’t be goals we worship. The purpose in your heart will still be there whether the outward trappings of fame and fortune come or go.
We’re wired from heaven with a higher purpose. We have a deep longing to be part of something bigger than self. That’s the real goal of our hearts – the purpose that transcends the smallness of self. Correction won’t get you there; connection with your heart, your Father, and your tribe will help you align with your unique purpose and to feel the wind in your sails. Real purpose always feels bigger; life’s trials are “not all about me.”
Mindsets – Much of the motivational world is focused on changing your mindset to get a different result. “Just correct your mindset and follow my recipe, and you’ll get the same result.” Sound familiar? That’s the backbone of marketing and MLM promises that has the 95% washout rate. Even in the religion mountain, the primary theme is, “You’re broken, and we can fix you – change your mindset.”
We are all somewhat broken (repentance is a gateway), but the priority isn’t correcting mindsets or fixing problems. The key is connecting with your purpose and having a reason why. Purpose comes first. Your heart wants to know why! It already has some great reasons not to change. We need to give our hearts a good reason to change. Results are not a reason; purpose is.
The most amazing discovery is that when you help a person connect with their purpose, they are empowered to fix their own problems. Purpose defeats problems every time because we’ve tapped into our Father’s purpose, and His power works through us.
As an engineer and pastor, I used to be big on fixing people. I just wore myself out. Now I’m focused on helping people prophetically touch their own book and follow that purpose wherever it leads. They usually fix themselves once their purpose is in sight. They feel loved and valued by God (instead of judged). The frosting is that they love me back.
God is the author who wrote the purpose in our hearts and books. As sons, we grasp the purpose of God’s heart and feel it in our own hearts. It’s His purpose and my purpose at the same time! Who owns the strategy and the work to implement that purpose on earth?
Sons do. We are the stewards of a life process that will attain that purpose – we invent it, manage it, and change it. Purpose is enduring; the process or business approach to attain purpose changes with the market. The servant mentality is very prone to adopt someone else’s process for the promise of success without understanding their own purpose. It’s always a dead-end; a ticking time bomb for a spectacular motivational failure. Be yourself, find your purpose – it’s a lot more fun, and it works better too.
You’re Invited (to the dance) – We’ve developed two online courses to bring prophetic and practical clarity to your purpose, vocation, or business and a success path to seeking the Father in the courts of heaven and the council. It’s an experience with the Father and a relational tribe that works.
Stories from this tribe are here.
The Heart Plan – (www.OnlineHeartPlan.com) will help you fish your purpose out of the deep waters of your heart and get it in writing. Watch the free videos. You can take this class anytime or wait for the next round, and we’ll go through it again as a group with weekly zoom calls. The Heart Plan is based on the ideas in Releasing Kings.
Prov. 20:5 – The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
Seers and Doers – (www.Seers-and-Doers.com) will help you navigate the courts and council of Heaven with your Father and the Spirit of Wisdom in a practical way. Start with Seers and Doers via Amazon.com.
Ps. 84:7 – They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion. NASU
Scaling up to a Wealth Mentality – is our newest self-help course. We think you’ll enjoy it. Great lead up to the Heart Plan.