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MARKETPLACE FACTS

BALANCING LIFE Module 401 C Mario Denton Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Overall purpose of this series on Marketplace To understand and learn from various marketplace facts so that you can: • Be more effective and anointed wherever you are in the marketplace. • Adapt and benchmark your marketplace practices and principles discussed in this series. • Use these material to facilitate the work of evangelism.

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


BALANCING THE COMPETING DEMANDS IN LIFE • In this chaotic, frantic world, three pressures that Satan may use to derail your walk with God are intensity, velocity and complexity.

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Focus: • Do I have a clear picture of where I am going and how I plan to get there? • 'aim at nothing and you’re sure to hit it.' If you are out of focus, you can be sure that others are more than willing to play billiards with your life. Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Focus: • Does my focus mesh with Biblical values?

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Focus: • So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don't be fools; be wise: make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good. • Don't act thoughtlessly, but try to find out and do whatever the Lord wants you to. (Ephesians 5:14-17 - Living) (See Isa. 50:7; Luke 9:62; 2 Cor. 11:3; Phil. 3:12-14) Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Balance: • Am I balancing the legitimate but competing demands in my life? • One key to maintaining balance is making peace with my human limitations.

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Balance: • True balance is when I am fulfilling my responsibilities in each Biblically based, Godordained area of life (God, family, work, ministry, church, etc.).

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Balance: • Satan majors in getting me off balance by pushing one or more of these responsibilities to the extreme. As I sincerely seek to balance these competing demands, I may not be a gold medalist in each arena, but God sees my faithfulness and is pleased. Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Balance: • Jesus obviously knew how to live a well-balanced life: He… grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. (2:52) • It has been suggested that these areas involve the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual aspects of his life. Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Balance: • Solomon warns us against extremes: Be not morbidly exacting and externally righteous overmuch, neither strive to make yourself pretentiously appear over wise – why should you get puffed up and destroy yourself with presumptuous selfsufficiency? (Eccl. 7:16 – Amp.) Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Balance: • And St. Paul urges self-restraint: Let your moderation be known unto all men... (Phil. 4:5a KJV)

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Margin: • Am I intentionally building space into my schedule? • Or am I overwhelmed by intensity, velocity and complexity? • A person without margin will be hard pressed to nurture godly character. Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Margin: • If I am chronically short on time, I may want to ask myself whether I am I 'driven' or 'called?' • Just what is it that motivates me: the fear of failure? the quest for acceptance? the need to prove something? Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Margin: • Mature, well-balanced followers of Christ build breathing room into their daily lives. • After all, how long can any of us survive by chronically pushing 'the pedal to the metal'? At some point, the unreasonable pace will manifest itself in strained relationships with God, my spouse, my children and with myself. Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Margin: • Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. (Hebrews 4:1) (See Exodus 23:12; 34:21; Mark 6:31,32)

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Prayer Focus • Father, In the name of Jesus, I surrender myself to walk in the Word in the m arketplace. Your word living in me produces the Life in this world. • The word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. It makes my way plain before me. • I boldly and confidently say that my heart is fixed and established on the solid foundation – the Living Word of God! Amen Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Learning, application and commitment: James 1: 22-25

• “Do not m erely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. • Do what it says. • Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the m irror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. • But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.” (NIV) Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Learning, application and commitment • One of the principles that I have learned from this lesson was … • I intend to apply this principle in my market place by: ….. • With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will begin applying this truth immediately. Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


Jesus said: Take what I have given you and change the world!

Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


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Marketplace facts: Balancing Life


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