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.  🙂

 

 

 

Residual Income

Residual Income Is The Way To Go!

 

Five gold stars for residual income

I sure hope you will take this seriously as you read it. Residual income is the best income structure there is to help an everyday person make an extra-ordinary income. You don’t have to be highly educated or intelligent or come from a wealthy background. There are no requirements that would exclude anyone from being able to participate in this income model.

Let me describe to you what residual income is and what it can really mean to you and your family.

What Is Residual Income?

Wikipedia links directly from Residual income to passive income which is an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it.

I have a tendency to want to add my own definition derived from my own personal experiences and that is the case here. But first, here’s a story…

Somewhere around the year 2000, Danny came home with a video cassette tape. His cousin had given it to him and told him to watch it. It landed on top of the tv and there it stayed collecting dust for a couple of months. When he saw his cousin again, he promptly asked, “Have you watched the video?” Danny told him “No, I forgot about it but I’ll get my wife to watch it with me.” Still, the video was untouched by anything but the dust. At that point in time, we owned a sawmill and Danny was delivering pallet lumber to his cousin. It was time to make another delivery so Danny came home and made me watch it.

And that was the beginning of a very bumpy ride! That was the day I heard about network marketing and residual income, even though I didn’t really know what it was. After I put my children to bed, I watched that video over and over and over. I was hooked!

Now, I could tell you all the stories I learned through MLMU (Multi-Level Marketing University, also known as the school of hard-knocks in the industry) but I won’t put you through it. Let’s suffice it to say that I was involved in several companies over the next few years and I learned a lot!

I finally found a company that I believed in and could promote without fear of bothering people. I was really proud to represent my company so I went on to make a residual income that was more than any job I had ever worked. When you find that company and you know that you are in the right place at the right time, there is no better feeling!

Residual income is an income that keeps coming in, as long as your customers, clients or distributors keep promoting, consuming, or using the products or services. It usually takes a lot of effort in the beginning to build your income but once you get it started, it keeps going. It was described to me like a jet taking off from the runway. Most of the fuel is used during take-off and it doesn’t take much fuel to keep it in the air once it levels out. That’s the way that I have found it to be in network marketing. A lot of hours are put in at the start and most people don’t make much money, if any at all. Keep working. Keep showing up. Get lots of people to tell you “NO” but keep working. Hopefully, you start making residual income along the way and you will continue to get paid month after month for that work that you did in the beginning!

We did build a residual income in one company over the course of about three years. We are still receiving a check from work done years ago. There were times during the past few years when that was the ONLY income we had. I wish I could tell you how much that check meant to our family but there aren’t words to draw that picture for you. I will say that God knows how to provide for us and I am very thankful!

Of course, network marketing isn’t the only way to make a residual income but it is the way that I know the most about!

If you have experience with mlm, network marketing or have earned a residual income check with your company, please leave a comment and tell me your story!

Blessings,

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, 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.

The Hall of Faith

Clear blue sky and ocean with faith Scripture

The Hall of Faith is the place to go if you are struggling with pain, heartache, discouragement or unbelief.  If you need to see your belief level rise, read this!

Clear blue sky and ocean with faith Scripture

The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews is considered by many to be the “Hall of Faith”  If you walk down this hall, you will understand why it has the name.

In November of 2008, my husband had back surgery to fuse it all back together after a severe injury at his job. He was in misery, even a couple of months after the surgery, and he asked God if he was going to die. He said that he was told to get himself up and go and read the 11th Chapter of the Book of Hebrews. So he did just that and his outlook was noticeably improved. He knew that he was going to live and not die!

I have included the whole chapter for the full effect!

HEBREWS – CHAPTER 11

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshiped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

It is by faith that I even hope that I can touch a life for Jesus today!

Blessings,

Michelle