Today I was asked “What’s next for you?”
I have just finished a 3 year stint working with a dear friend to build up his genius startup commercial real estate business. When I took on the responsibility to develop the revenue side of the business, he was at the point of considering closing it. We worked together, built a great team and last week, made it to the top of the list on the INC 5000 for fastest growing real estate brokerages in the country and number 16 fastest growing business of any kind in the country over a three year period.
So when this person today, asked me “What’s next?”, I told him that was a very penetrating question.
He had no idea how God had been moving in my heart in the dark and early hours of this morning. I told him the following because it is true. I want to…
1. Help folks be successful in their sales careers. If that happens, they will never lack for anything the rest of their life.
2. Teach budding entrepreneurs and small business owners how the most successful model in the world can transform their business. It has a virtually 100% success rate, across every continent and millions of examples, yet goes largely unnoticed and is practically unknown. (Quite the paradox.)
3. Help anyone who wants to better themselves to see themselves and the world around them from God’s perspective. (Not a religious perspective). By that I mean this… God did not make mankind in a way, that would occasionally produce a genius like an Einstein or Bach or a Michael Jordan in sports or a Martin Luther King among orators.
He did not create a race of people, (the human race), that every once in a while had some glitch that resulted in genius talent, genius artisan, genius oratory, genius dance, genius music, genius ability to distill truth from dew.
No. The human race is a race of genius, but with different expressions.
Consider the animal kingdom…
You don’t see some lions that are talented hunters, but most lions just work for that lion. They do have a leader, but they can all hunt. They can all be stealthy and talented in the thing God made them to do.
You never hear one lion talking to another and saying, “Did you see the way Leo took down that gazelle?!?!?! That guy is crazy talented! Wish I could hunt like him!”
You never hear one eagle saying to another…
“Look at Eddie… Always showing off. Riding those wind currents with such ease. Barely has to flap his wings. He just soars on high, like it was nothing. Not me man. I walk everywhere. Takes me longer, but it’s safe AND I’m not talented like Eddie!”
NO. You will never hear that.
They see Eddie the Eagle soaring and they think, “I can do that!” Because eagles were created to soar, not walk.
But the human race, (people), were made in the very image AND likeness of God.
We can hunt AND soar. We can sing AND dance. We can do just about anything we put our mind to.
God made a race of geniuses and He put within each one of us, special gifts and abilities that we are to develop.
Sadly, we lost our genius over time, but it didn’t cease to exist.
It got buried. Under lies.
Lies told to us by our parents, by societal norms, by the ruling class, by our next door neighbor.
Most of the time, they were simply passing along a lie, that they believed to be true. And because of their sincerity, their own believable delusion, we bought into it as well.
But we can get out. It can be… Reborn. Renewed. Restarted. Released. Again. But better, stronger, more powerful than ever.
Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27) What does that mean?
He lives in us by invitation and His very presence within, gives us the HOPE of glory.
What is glory? It’s the magnificence of God. It’s the genius or brilliance He encoded into all of us to discover.
And that dwells in you, but is concealed.
Concealed by doubt. Concealed by fear. Concealed by ignorance.
Too often we are afraid to manifest or demonstrate the magnificence of God, but that is our calling, our destiny, our great and longing joy.
That is why it is a hope and not a guaranteed fact. Because manifesting the magnificence of God, (the love of God, the wisdom of God, the very power of God, etc.), scares us.
Can we really do that? Are we being too presumptuous?
We have so lost the knowledge that we were created in the image AND the likeness of God. And it is the very presence of Christ within us that teaches us and restores us to the right knowledge of God.
And as that happens, we change.
We become new.
Something we weren’t before.
Something wonderful (to the extent we allow that to happen) and beautiful and glorious.
And as that seed of knowledge grows into a tree, we begin to manifest His glory, His magnificence which He has given to all who wish to have it, and have the courage to take hold of it and grow into it.
We are being presumptuous NOT to manifest His glory. We presume that His magnificence (glory) is not worthy of emulation, that our own is sufficient. In doing so, we miss the mark. (hamartia)
I have SO MUCH more to share with you. It’s coming…
Be blessed today,
You never, never disappoint Michael!
Thank you Bea! Bless you to your core!