PRODUCTIVITY OR CAPTIVITY

Understanding a things original intention for being created is critical to understanding its purpose. This is critical to value, because when we don’t understand a thing we won’t place the proper value on it. With this backdrop in mind I would like to take a brief look at God’s original intention for WORK. Most people only value work (their Job) to the extent they are receiving a reward (money) and therefore they are slaves to money. For many people instead of work being a place of PRODUCTIVITY it is a place of CAPTIVITY, where they go and count down the hours, minutes, and seconds until they are released, only to return to the same “captivity” day after day, year after year, because they have yet to discover CHRIST’S original intentions for man WORKING. Work when looked at in terms of original intentions was a means for man to carry out a part of his four fold dominion authority. It was a means whereby man would produce fruit. Man was given the ability to exercise power in the earth by God and commanded to be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth and to subdue it. He was then put in the garden and told to dress it. Dress in the original Hebrew form is the word abad (1533 Strong’s Concordance). It means TO WORK, serve, labor, work, do work, to work for another, serve another by labor, to serve as subjects, also to serve God.   God never intended for work to be a means to an end (a way to acquire a paycheck). It was intended for you to produce fruit.
A significant reason why most people feel captive at work, instead of productive, is because of their lack of knowledge concerning the unique grace of God on there life. When God created you he had a specific idea in mind concerning your ability in the earth. Operating outside of that specific design, or not knowing it, leads to frustration and a feeling of captivity. Frustration is a sign that your spirit is not operating at full capacity, or within the unique grace of God he designed you for. As kingdom minded people we must begin to seek God for his path for our careers. This will lead to producing much fruit, fruit that will remain and monetary reward.
As our children are exploring what to major in at college we must teach them to seek God for His unique grace for their life and career and not just desiring a high paying salary. Only understanding God’s original intentions for work and operating under the unique grace of God he designed for your life will break the feeling of captivity and cause you to produce.
Understanding is critical to breaking captivity.
Hosea 4:6a
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

A lack of knowledge destroys our ability to produce fruit. Therefore I admonish you to seek God to understand His original intent for man working and His unique grace on your life, it will enable you to produce.
Blessings and Favor
Julius Thomas
Kingdom Visionary Network

Caring for the Inner Child Notes

Caring for the Inner Child

  • Positive childhood experiences more often equates to optimism.
  • Negative childhood experiences more often equates to pessimism.
  • Gray area can be considered as mixture: black & white, past & future.
  • Defense mechanism: “I don’t want to talk about it.”
  • The link (or chain) to both is embedded in the past which results in cycles of routine behavior.
  • Past rejections can result in rebellion against authority.
  • First you have to deal with your inner child.
  • Lay a foundation of trust through consistency: Building others up causes them to move forward.
  • Walls that have been built from the past are barriers to breakthrough.
  • Recognize the past, relate to the person, respect the person and restore their life.

Marcus L. Cage

Kingdom Visionary Network

https://divineworks.wordpress.com/first-things-first/
https://divineworks.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/j-o-b-s-updated-version-the-press/

Mind Mapping Notes on Anger

Today I’ve attached two pictorials I created from a training I attended on December 16, 2011. I decided to use the “Mind Mapping” technique because there are times when training can get tiresome due to all the information that is given.  I believe that anytime you received training, especially when it is “FREE,” value should be placed on it. Many of us don’t place value on things because of this very reason. My thoughts concerning both trainings are located under the pictorials. The first training was on, “How to Identify and Cope with Anger.” The second training was on, “Caring for the Inner Child.” I will attach the notes on this training in my next blog post.

Enjoy and Be a Blessing!

How to Identify and Cope with Anger

Anger

  • Identify you hot buttons: What causes you to get angry?
  • Sarcasm (manipulation), offense, disrespect: (Don’t let people push your hot buttons).
  • Recognize anger in others: Be angry, and sin not.
  • Emotions are neutral: It’s what you do with the emotions that make them positive (forward) or negative (backward).
  • Personalization is the root of anger: Don’t take it so personal.
  • Realize your identity: You are not an angry person, but sometimes you get angry.
  • What you feel is not who you are.
  • Consistent anger is connected (a chain) to identity,
  • Anger can cloud your perception (places veil on you r understanding).
  • Agreement and patience are keys.

Marcus L. Cage

Kingdom Visionary Network

https://divineworks.wordpress.com/first-things-first/
https://divineworks.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/j-o-b-s-updated-version-the-press/

A blueprint for financial Success (No matter the economy)

In this post I would like to briefly explore a four step strategy for financial success. Many people in Kingdom today believe that the strength of the world’s economy is the number one factor in whether or not they prosper. This is the furthest thing from TRUTH. The status of the economy doesn’t determine your financial future, especially when you are a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. Psalms 1 let’s us know that the financial seasons that pass over the earth will not effect the righteous. With this in mind let’s look briefly at a blueprint for financial success.

1.) Vision- Proverbs 29:18a Where there is no vision, the people perish.
One of the meanings for the Hebrew word Perish (Para- strongs #6544) is to “cast off restraints” or to let loose of restraints. Many times when we don’t have an overall vision for our financial future we spend frivolously, abd bring destruction to our financial future. You must have a overall blueprint for what you want to accomplish financially. The first step in that plan should be submitting your finances to the Government of God. How much will you invest in the kingdom,
what will your savings look like, what investments will you participate in, what do you want your debt to income ratio to be, what do you want your cashflow to expenses to be. These are some of the things that comprise an overall comprehensive financial vision for you and your family. Without a vision obtaining your dream of financial freedom can perish.

2.) Action- Although behaviors are not the most important factor in becoming financially free (changing your mind set about money IS) you do need to implement certain behaviors that will help you realize your vision. If your vision is your “address” in terms of where you want to live financially, your behaviors are your directions. Please be advised however the number ONE thing that will impact your behaviors is your mentality. You must tear down old unproductive mind sets concerning money in order to change your behavior.

3.) Accountability- It is very important for you to partner with someone who you can share your financial goals and vision with in order to keep you on track. Many times as we are transitioning from one financial state to another we can become discouraged and weary. Partnering with a financially responsible individual or someone you trust will help you through these times.

4.) Education- Financial education is one of the most important things you can acquire when trying to change your financial future. Education is actually of more value than money. Education will help you maintain the resources your building. We have all seen individuals who win the lottery, or sports stars who come into a large fortune and quickly lose all the money they come into, due to a lack of financial education. Continuing to educate yourself is invaluable. As we mentioned in the action portion of this article, financial education deals with your mentality about money, and in order for your financial situation to change you must think differently. Exposing yourself to other individuals path to financial freedom and learning all you can about finances will be a major asset in helping you prosper.

It is my earnest belief that as kingdom citizens we should not be subject to the financial seasons that pass over the earth, but you must acknowledge God first in your finances and execute the plan he releases to you. When you do that
being concerned with the status of the economy will not be a priority for you. Besides it is His will that you PROSPER.
John 10:10b
I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.

Kingdom Blessings and Favor
Julius Thomas
Kingdom Visionary Network
Financialprosperitygodsways.com

The Thought of Retirement

“You can quit what you do, but you cannot quit who you are.” – Apostle Steven Moffett

The thought of retirement is one that I don’t personally entertain. It would be quite difficult (not to mention awkward) for me to retire on or from PURPOSE. My assignment is at my job (or workplace), it is who I am and what I do. If I were to separate my assignment from my job (or workplace) then it would be considered merely as “WORK.” However, when I complete the assignment at the job (or workplace) then promotion occurs and God will send me to another location and to another group of people. So… the purpose of a job is not just the work that is produced nor is it about the wages that are earned or the money that is made, it is about bringing liberation to a specific group through reformation and restoration. This exploit is accomplished through the distribution of your time, talent or treasure and is an ongoing process. Therefore, retirement is not an option to someone who is at a job ON PURPOSE.

We are always at “WORK” because the “WORK” that needs to be completed (The People) in order to be produced (The Fruits of Our Labor) is on the inside of us. Many individuals have “WORKED” for ten, twenty, thirty or more years for the mere purpose of retirement. Without conducting any form of research I can assume that many of these retirees become bored (due to the routine of idleness) and stagnate (in their personal growth & development). These circumstances motivate them to go back to “WORK” which is a mishap in their thinking.

Anything that becomes stagnate dies…
And those who do not utilize accurate thinking are at the mercy of their circumstances……

If you go back to “WORK” you go back to a previous train of thought that will “PRODUCE” the same result or outcome. You cannot go back to something that is on the inside of you, however you must become consciously aware and educated on what you have been called to do which is “TO PRODUCE.”

Let us move forward ON PURPOSE and discover what God has called us to do at our jobs – THIS IS YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
Work is beyond doing… It is about becoming the change you want to see.

Blessings and Favor!

Marcus L. Cage
Kingdom Visionary Network

https://divineworks.wordpress.com/first-things-first/
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