Chicken Or Warrior?

Come on, Are you chicken?  (You really might be a warrior!)

When I was a kid, my brothers and I were always into name-calling.  It was never really “bad” words or “curse” words but we could sure do a number on each other with calling each other names.  Calling each other chicken was a normal thing around there.  If you wanted someone to do something, all you had to do was to tell them they were “chicken” and they would set out to prove that they weren’t scared.

Here’s a question I have for you…”Are you chicken?”

Are you afraid to step out and do things because you are afraid of what someone might think about you?

Are you expecting rejection at every turn and the fear paralyzes you to the point that you don’t do anything?

Are you afraid of failing or falling and someone will make fun of you?

Here’s what I know.  I have said “yes!” to every one of those questions and it hasn’t been that long ago.  Just because we grow up and become adults doesn’t mean that we aren’t still living in fear.  So, let’s take this fear under subjection and apply some Jesus to it!

Fear and Faith cannot abide together.  You have to change your mind and your belief.  Jesus is stronger than every doubt, fear, or demon that wants to get you to listen to him.

Believe Jesus when he tells you that you can do anything, be anything, and have an abundant life.  Abundance doesn’t come out of fear.  Abundance comes from God through his son, Jesus.

Jesus said in John 10:10 that the thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy but that He (Jesus) came that you might have life and have it more abundantly.

So…what’s it going to be for you today?  Is it faith or fear?  Is it light or darkness?  Are you going to be a CHICKEN or a WARRIOR?

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, every day!  Focus on who the Lord says you are instead of what the world or the enemy has to say.

You are greatly blessed, highly favored and deeply loved!  Go out and tell somebody when they ask you, “How are you today?”….Just say I am Blessed.  🙂

 

 

 

Christian Leadership in Business!

Christian Leadership in Business is Very Important for Your Success!

If you were looking to join a Network Marketing company for the very first time, wouldn’t you want to hear the Truth?

Would you rather have a sponsor that you could trust to help short-cut the journey from beginner to money-maker in your business?

I am definitely stepping OUT of my comfort zone by making a Video so here you go!

You CAN make a part-time, full-time or dream-level income but it takes a lot of training and work! GASP!!

Ride through your town and look at all the businesses. No matter how big or small the business, that’s somebody’s Vision or Big Idea that you see. It didn’t just “appear” one day. It was planned out, invested into, marketed and promoted before the doors ever opened! When you join with an established network marketing company, you get to bypass a lot of that work and go straight to promoting and marketing a product. However, don’t be misled. There’s still a learning curve for you because you are starting your own business, after all.

Please leave a comment and let me know whether you already have a home business or are considering starting one!
Michelle

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Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a sweet Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, build an income working from home and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS. Her goal is to see people completely FREE – Spiritually, Financially, Physically, and Emotionally!

Say What You Mean!

Say What You Mean! You have to try to get across whatever it is that you want people to understand, right? Red paper with xoxo written on it. Say what you mean

In this fast-paced age, when everyone has a cell phone, computers, and internet access everywhere they go… You would think that people would say what they mean and communication levels would be higher than ever! The only problem is… I don’t think that’s the case.

In my humble opinion, I still believe that communication is the key to healthy relationships! So, say what you mean and then make sure you are understood before you leave the conversation!

Sometimes when we say things, people don’t really hear it or try to understand what you mean. It really depends on “where they are” when you say it.

For instance, if I were to say to my daughter, “Tiana, someday I hope to be where you are today.”

  • You could assume that Tiana is in the kitchen and that’s where I want to be. (*wink* smiling now because I am one that avoids the kitchen, lol! For some reason, I don’t like cooking and I hate doing the dishes.)
  • You could assume that since she just won the State Championship in Javelin throwing that I wanted to be an outstanding athlete.
  • Tiana has a beautiful 18 year-old body so it would be very easy to assume that I want to be where she is in fitness and muscle tone.

All of those things listed could be true but without her asking me, “What do you mean, Moma?” she will probably never know. Some statements are meant to open the conversation or to create real life-producing thoughts.

Now, if she had just been working out and was focused on stretching and the cool-down phase, her thought process would be different than it would be if she had just returned to her seat from leading the Praise & Worship service at church. Or, if we had just finished talking about finances for her first year of college, her perception of that statement would be entirely different than it would be if I were mad at her for not doing the laundry. (I use sarcasm way too much at our house so my children are always “on guard”. It does, however, provoke them to think about the things that are said and the way that they use their words!)

Here’s the deal – If I were to tell her right now, “Tiana, someday I hope to be where you are today” it would mean that she is a leader and she inspires people. She has a magnetic attraction because of her obvious “Favor of God” and people are drawn to her. She knows she has value and beauty and she isn’t dealing with any “junk” about the way she looks. That’s what I mean by saying that I want to be where she is!

Do you want to lead people and empower them to be FREE? You will need influence and the “Favor of God” to do that.

The good news is that all you have to do is ASK for it and the Lord will give it to you!

We all have strengths and weaknesses. We should learn to build on our strengths and become stronger in them so that we become the expert. For our weaknesses, let’s find partners, friends or family members and come into agreement for them to take care of the issues that we are weak in.

It is my hope that I have helped you with this story! We are all on a journey together! It is my desire to see you more and more FREE! As you conquer something, help someone else to follow in your footsteps. It’s ok to give some things away. It’s also ok to charge for products and services that have value for others. People are buying “stuff” every day that has NO value and wasting their money. It would be much better for them to see some value for their money by buying from you!

We have started a community of people who care about each other and want to see each other succeed. There’s no reason to be jealous of somebody else because God has enough love and grace for the whole world!

There’s room on top of this mountain of influence! Let’s Say What We Mean and Mean What We Say! How about it? Would you like to join me?

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Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a sweet Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, stretch their money and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS.