Author: Patrick McBane Created: 6/11/2009 4:25 AM
Marketplace Solutions News

 You've probably heard the adage - 'timing is everything.'  I don't believe it's everything, but it can make up a lot of the thing.  Doing things from a self-initiated position versus a God initiated one is the difference between disappointment and appointment.  This is where timing meets purpose.  

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If you don’t know why you do what you do, how can someone else buy into and participate in the very thing you’re asking them to do?

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Initiatives and the Kingdom of God

You and I were created to discover. I don’t care what your background is, or what your historical bent or beliefs might be. We were ALL created to experience revealed, discovered truth. As a matter of fact, we actually have an internal mechanism that longs for it. (Proverbs 25:2)

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We often pray out of our fear. The key is to pray out of love – perfect love.  Perfect love casts out fear. When we pray out of fear we pray defensively and reactively.  When we pray in love we pray...

Almighty God, I pray for a fresh baptism and purifying of my heart. Grant me the gift of repentance (the ability to change distorted thinking and directional disobedience). Cleanse me from my sin (Distortions – the ability to listen to You; Distractions – the ability to see You; and Divisions – the ability to Trust You and others in relationship). Make me... 

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Praying the Will of God  


Initiative is a big thing in business. Without it you're certain to be surpassed by co-workers, customers and the competition. As Kingdom Ambassadors in the Marketplace what does it mean for us to "do nothing on our own initiative"? 

It can only mean that God has an initiative that is greater and better than ours. That initiative is only realized once we truly lay down our lives for His name sake.

What does it mean to do the Will of God?  God will not compete with us. His will is perfect and good because it works and transforms. 

Do you equate the WILL of God with...

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As a baseline for ‘effective prayer’ the profound distinction between praying for and praying from our position in Christ must be established. This distinction is solidified by understanding the difference between sin behavior and being a sinner. If I enter into the prayer arena with the misconception that ...

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The pain of being Dis-Oriented

Disorient - verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌent\

1.  to cause to lose bearings :  displace from normal position or relationship

2.  to cause to lose the sense of time, place, or identity

Have you ever been blind-sided?  Sucker-punched? Or hit by something that you didn’t see coming? 

This morning as I went out to my car – arms full with laptop, projector and other things for the day – and WHAM! Down onto the ice with a thud.  I was... 

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 What would make 2015 any different than any other year for you?

Decisions and the way I Choose

Look, I’m a pretty simple guy. I need simple instructions so that my bent toward complicating things is minimized as much as possible. I believe God works. When my life gets muddled it’s because I’ve made choices that contradict or are incongruent with

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Life needs Leadership - Dealing with Deficit, Lack and other realms of Poverty

The Time Deficit

People are busy. I know this because they talk about it all the time. I work with and talk to executives and business owners every week. To a person they eventually tell me how busy they are. It has actually become a credibility calling card for business people. People lead with...

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 God doesn't work... for everyone.

What?! I apologize for anyone who has led you to believe that God works for the good of everyone and anyone – all the time. That’s just not true.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

When the word says - "all things work together for good" - we are automatically challenged by two subtle yet important areas - paradigms and preferences.

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