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LAUNCHING INTO 2020 ON PURPOSE
Launching Your Kingdom Business pg. 9 #DPURPOSEMAG
Vicki L. Olton
LAUNCHING INTO PURPOSE IN 2020 Welcome to 2020!
First of all I want to thank all the readers and advertisers for their support over the last two years. The Divine Purpose Magazine (DPM) team could not have done it without you. Thank You! It now gives me great pleasure to bring to you the January 2020 edition of the Divine Purpose Magazine under the theme: “Launching into 2020 on Purpose”. This edition is all about helping you discover, launch and soar in your divine purpose in 2020 and beyond! You will explore topics such as: identifying your purpose, launching your kingdom business in 2020, how to unlock the Christian author in you and more! I and the DPM team are also extremely excited because this time around we have a special article contribution for the men written by Prophet Solomon J. Otaruyina all the way from Nigeria. May 2020 be the year that you truly soar on purpose for God. We now look forward to your continued support. We wish you God's richest blessings in 2020 and beyond. Happy Reading!
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6 KEYS TO UNLOCKING THE CHRISTIAN AUTHOR IN YOU
MEN: SOAR ON PURPOSE FOR GOD
AUTHOR FEATURE: EMEKA ANSLEM
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HOW DO I IDENTIFY MY PURPOSE? LAUNCHING YOUR KINGDOM BUSINESS
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FOR I KNOW THE THOUGHTS THAT I THINK TOWARD YOU, SAITH THE LORD, THOUGHTS OF PEACE, AND NOT OF EVIL, TO GIVE YOU AN EXPECTED END. JEREMIAH 29:11
HOW DO I IDENTIFY MY PURPOSE? by Prophetess Vicki L. Olton
Identfying your purpose begins with having the mindset that your existence will bring great value to the world you live in.
ave you been wondering what you were created to do? Have you been looking at your life and thinking that there must be more to you and that God must have created you for so much more? If your answer to these two questions is yes, it is time to stop asking and take some action in 2020 in order to identify your divine purpose. There is no specific set of steps which you can follow in order to discover your divine purpose, but here are five steps which once put into practice will surely help you get on the way to discovering what God created you to do: 1. Adopt A New Mindset: I Have Been Created For A Great Purpose Your pursuit begins with adopting a new mindset. No more will you think that maybe you were created for something great, but from today, know and declare that you were created for something great. You are valuable to the world which you live in.
Without this understanding I guarantee you that there will be little or no drive to identifying the purpose for your existence. 2. Recognise That Your Are Unique You are one-of-a-kind. No other person in the world has your fingerprint so you can't be like any other. This view of yourself prevents you from wanting to be like anyone else, but rather helps you stay on track of only seeking to be who God has created you to be for Him. 3. Identify Your Super Power This are some super passions, gifts, talents and skills that God has placed inside of you over the years. Make a list of these things and pursue God in prayer on how He wants to use each of these in order to bring glory to His name.
4. Never Neglect The Good And The Bad Experiences There are some wrong turns that you have made over the years and sometimes I know the first thing we want to do is forget them. There are also some really great things which you have experienced in life. Truth is, God allows some things to happen in our lives so that our testimony may strengthen others to overcome similar situations. Never neglect to see that your errors are golden and they form an integral part of how God will use you in 2020. They are all part o your purpose. 5. Pray, Pray, Pray, Hear and Respond! Pray about each of the points above. Allow God to show you who you truly are and what the true reason for your existence is. As He shows you, seek His guidance on the entire blueprint and how and when to put things into action for His name to be glorified.
God told the prophet Jeremiah that even before he was in His mother's womb He had ordained him for a great purpose. And He is saying the same thing to you today. Before you were placed in your mother's womb God placed a great calling inside of you (See Jeremiah 1:5).
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ABC'S OF DIVINE PURPOSE LIVING
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Understand that you have been born for a purpose and that you are valuable on the earth.
B Know that you can never walk in true purpose unless you seek the One who created the purpose in you. Always pursue God in prayer in order to understand your divine purpose.
Believe that God placed that purpose in you from the begining of time and will use it to bring glory to His name on the earth.
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Launching Your Kingdom Business in 2020 A Framework for Kingdom Entrepreneurs
KNOW WHAT A KINGDOM BUSINESS IS A kingdom business is an enterprise directed by the Holy Spirit and managed by a godly leader that uses its time, talent, and money to meet the spiritual and/or physical needs of the community around them to advance Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose. FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A KINGDOM BUSINESS Following are some characteristics which will help you understand not only what a kingdom business is but what makes it successful.
Launching Your Kingdom Business cont'd DEVELOP A SPIRITUAL INTEGRATION PLAN Now that you understand each of the elements of a Kingdom business, it’s important to write a Spiritual Integration Plan for how you will action this new knowledge for your business. Just like you write a business plan or a strategic plan, a spiritual integration plan should be a key document you write, review, update, and evaluate for your business. Here are a few sections to get you started: Personal and Vital Connection to Jesus What is your plan for ensuring Scripture and prayer play an important role in your personal and work life? What actions will you take or habits will you form to make sure you are feeding on the Word and being devoted to prayer? Describe the prayer culture at your company. How will you pray for clients, suppliers, competitors, investors, etc.? How will you be intentional about prayer and reading Scripture within your company? Life-Giving Culture Describe the elements of your organizational culture (including vision, values, practices, people, narrative, and place) that will emulate the way Christ built His organizational culture. How will you practice servant leadership within your company? How will you coach and empower people within the organization to reach their full God-given potential? Wise Stewardship of Resources In what specific ways will you manifest the fact that your company belongs to God? What commitments will you make to ensure you are being a wise steward of resources given to you and your company? Will your company tithe? If so, how much, to whom, and in what ways will you tithe? Measurable Fruit Describe the specific areas of community and social impact where your company will be focused. Describe your vision and objectives regarding this impact. How will you measure and continuously grow your impact? Describe how your company’s assets will interact with and strengthen existing community assets you plan to leverage for community impact. Disciple-Making What is your company’s spiritual sandbox? Be very specific about defining it. What strategies and tactics will you and your company use to share Christ with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders? How can you be intentional about this? How will you measure the efforts you put into spreading the Gospel, making disciples, and having impact? List any specific measurable targets. Once you have written your plan, list your top five priority Kingdom Business Milestones or key objectives to be achieved within one year, targets for each, the person or team responsible for implementation, and next action steps. Don’t forget to find an accountability partner to help ensure you evaluate your performance, modify your plan, and strategically update it every year. Information adapted from : www.businessasmission.com
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6 KEYS TO UNLOCKING THE CHRISTIAN AUTHOR IN YOU
A Christian author can never write without the influence of The Holy Spirit . Always ask The Holy Sprit to show you what the Father wants you to write. Wait and listen to what He says and start writing according to the pattern that God shows you.
UNDERSTAND THE MINISTRY THAT IS INSIDE OF YOU When you understand your purpose and the ministry that God has placed inside of you, this will give you a better understanding of the type of books and the specific writing style that He wants you to adopt. Recognise that the great testimony/testimonies that God has allowed you to develop over time were never for you, but for those who will read your
EMBRACE THE UNIQUE WRITING STYLE GOD HAS GIVEN YOU
SET WRITING GOALS It is important to set some clear and measurable goals that will help you outline what the Holy Spirit has revealed to you and what you are supposed to include in the content of your book or writing piece. These goals are Holy Spirit inspired guidelines.
Every person is different and every author has a unique style which God has placed inside of them before time. Engage the uniqueness inside of you. Never seek any other author's writing style because God has placed a speccific blueprint inside of you that is unique to you. As God reveals
HAVE AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER
your uniqueness, embrace it and
Always have a trusted person who is filled with The Holy
Spirit and who can keep you on track with your writing project. This is someone who will pray for and with you and will believe in the vision that God has placed inside of you. This support will help you reach the goals which you have set with the help of The Holy Spirit.
KICK FEAR AND THE ANTICIPATION OF WHAT PEOPLE MAY SAY TO THE CURB AND JUST ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO WRITE THROUGH YOU!
ENGAGE THE HOLY SPIRIT
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MEN: SOAR ON PURPOSE FOR GOD! BY SOLOMON J. OTARUYINA DIVINE PURPOSE MAGAZINE Â |14
"IT TAKES MATURITY; MEN WHO WILL BE LOYAL TO THE CALL, REMAIN DEVOTED TO THEIR ASSIGNMENTS AND FAMILY..."
SOLOMON J. OTARUYINA
MEN: Soar On Purpose For God And
God is always searching for faithful men who
Therefore, soaring on purpose for God means to rise
understand His purpose in every nation. He is
swiftly above the storms and to move in the directions
seeking selfless, genuine, trustworthy men in our
of God’s original plan and intentions for which He
society who will go beyond their personal selfish gain
(GOD) has created you and fulfilling His plans for your
and interest just to step out for others. God is
existence in the position, place or environment which
looking for men that He can use as a bridge to reach out
He has placed you in during each season.
to others and soar on purpose for Him in the year 2020
How do you become a man soaring on purpose for God?
Very often women and children are always the first to
respond to God’s call and demands. This is not at all to
The greatest challenge is the identity crisis which many
say that there are no such men on the earth but they are
men experience. It’s not about whether or not you want
truly hard to find. I am speaking about devoted men
to do God’s bidding but the issue comes when men do
who will forego all of their personal needs and focus on
not understanding who they are and seem unable and
the happiness of their families, children, wives and the
unwilling in most cases to do what it takes to get beyond
community at large.
Ezekiel 22:30 tells us that God was looking for men who
Here are some tips help today’s men get over the
will stand in the gap (live on purpose). There are things
identity crisis and ultimately soar on purpose for God:
and assignments that can only be handled by real men, not men with childish or women-like attitudes. It takes
1. IDENTIFY WHO YOU ARE: Just as every man on
maturity; men who will be loyal to the call, remain
earth is identified by his or her name, likewise
devoted to their assignments and family, and who will
spiritually we are identified by our gifts, talents and
not bail out when the going gets tough, but will remain
passions. (See Matthew 25:15-30) You must know what
pressing on in their place of assignment and soaring on
brings you joy, fulfillment and peace. Not happiness, but
purpose for God until they get results.
joy and peace. You must then build your world around those gifts, talents and passions, and allow God to guide
What does it really mean to soar on purpose for God?
you in the direction of how, when and where He wants to use them.
Let us begin by taking a look at the definition o the words, “soar” and “purpose”.
2. IDENTIFY YOUR PURPOSE: The identification of your gifts, talents and passions lead to the discovery of
The word “SOAR” means to rise swiftly into the sky, to
purpose. Just as everyone is not able to fly a plane,
feel the wind below you as you ride higher and higher
everyone is not called into the fivefold ministry. We all
with joy and all enthusiasm, while “PURPOSE” refers to
are called into the ministry but a few are chosen into
the reason for which something is done, created, exist
the offices of the fivefold (See Ephesians 4:11-12).
or used. It is also the aim or intention of something.
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MEN: Soar On Purpose For God Cont'd
Ministry is beyond preaching; ministry is allowing your
No matter what you think you are doing, strive to be in
unique gifts, talents and passions to pour out the life of
the center of God’s will, for true purpose lies in you
Christ in you to the dead community and shining the
being in the center of God’s will, which is your place of
light of Christ into the darkness in the world.
assignment. God told man to have dominion after He had blessed them. Therefore you cannot dominate
Every one of us has an ability distributed by The Holy
without the blessing, and the blessing is only acquired
Spirit Himself according to the capacity of our heart.
through obedient faith, total surrender to your
The larger your heart the more gifts are poured into
assignment which God has given you.
you. For men are in sizes, life is in phases and anointing and gifts are in levels. So the more you grow in your
Work your garden, tend your garden, build your family,
obedience to the voice of The Holy Spirit, the higher you
love and respect your wife and children, be honorable in
will reach in realms and levels.
all things (Proverbs 20:7, Hebrews 13:4), manage your
(Refer to Matthew 25:15-18, 1 Corinthians 12:27-29)
home (1 Timothy 3:4), be prayerful and manage your anger (1 Timothy 2:8) and learn how to provide for your
3. IDENTIFY YOUR PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: For in
family, spiritually, physically and in all ramifications
the place of your assignment comes fulfillment in life.
(Hebrews 12:7 and 1 Timothy 5:8)
You can never function properly where you are not fashioned to operate. When God created man, in the
Men who soar on purpose for God are men who find
book of Genesis1:27-28, God blessed man and placed him
their domain and develop it.
in the garden to tend/to work the garden. There is a
Garden of Eden for every man God has created and
MEN, DREAM BIG, PLAN, PURSUE, and SOAR ON
when we wander out of our garden we begin to
experience hardship and frustration. See you at the top in 2020 where the eagles soar! God will use men in sectors of society such as the
FAMILY, the RELIGION SECTOR, the EDUCATIONAL
Grace Multiply (PEACE)
SECTOR, the GOVERNMENT, the MEDIA, the BUSINESS
OR ECONOMIC SECTOR, and the ENTERTAINMENT
AND FASHION INDUSTRIES.
Prophet Solomon J. Otaruyina Nigeria
Your Garden of Eden may be in any or even all of these
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BOOK FEATURE: WHO AM I? Reigning in Life by Unravelling your Identity will take you on a quest to discover your identity, value and purpose found in being a child of the King of Kings! With interesting anecdotes and his gift of encouragement, John Giftah will inspire and challenge you to take a fresh perspective of life knowing that your dad owns the whole world!
Studies show a drastic increase in the number of people losing their
sleep asking and
pondering over questions like, “Who Am I?”; “What’s so special about me?”; “Why on Earth am I here for?” Do you know who you really are? Do you know how valuable you are? Do you know the specific assignment for which you are here for such a time as this? In this book, John Giftah will take you on a quest to discover the real you and to unlock the potential buried within you as you unravel the truths about your IDENTITY, VALUE and PURPOSE. “You are not ordinary. You are from the clan of Royalty! Walk with boldness and confidence knowing that you are a child of the King of Kings!” – John Giftah S Feeling Excited? Well, read through to know how you can reign in life by understanding that the One who owns and controls the entire universe is your DAD! “The breath of GOD is all over these lines; you will hear Him as you read” – Prophet Joshua James
AUTHOR FEATURE FEATURING CHRISTIAN AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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CHRISTIAN AUTHOR FEATURE
EMEKA ANSLEM NIGERIAN AUTHOR & TEACHER
Facebook: Emeka Anslem Page WhatsApp: +23480655824820 Instagram: @emeka_anslem
CHRISTIAN AUTHOR FEATURE
WHO IS EMEKA? Emeka Anslem is the 'privileged' writer of Timely Notes Daily Devotional, Founder of In-spirited Writers Training School, and President of The Solutionists.
He is also an ICT Expert who studied Microsoft Certified System Engineering (MCSE) with the National Institute of Information Technology in Nigeria. Having lived in Lagos, Nigeria all his life, though from an origin in Delta State, he has developed a sound relational skill in the Yoruba language.
Emeka received a divine call to be a teacher in April 2013, with an assignment to "Add value to lives by bringing knowledge to the people".
His rare teaching gift has attracted several public speaking engagements such as seminars, conferences and the like.
By God's grace, he has committed his life to that assignment, and he is always willing to add value to the lives of others.
Considering his track record in writing, God inspired him to convene a yearly writers conference, which has been a medium of transformation for many writers.
Through his passion for his assignment, he's been privileged to author over forty-five (45) e-books, which are mostly downloadable for free on the E-BOOKS section of his website (www.emekaanslem.com.ng).
He also runs a documentation business, where he operates as a content developer. He has written for great men within and outside Nigeria, and the testimonies have been phenomenal. Emeka Anslem is accessible. so do not hesitate to contact him via any of his social media platforms.
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THE VALUE OF WAITING...AFTER A BREAKUP by Prophetess Vicki L. Olton
The Bible tells us in the book of Isaiah: "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 *KJV) When I read this Scripture back in 2013 my eyes were opened. That was not the first time I read the Scripture, but it was at that point that the Scripture really hit home because of what I was experiencing at the time. After 12 years of being in a relationship, it came to a sudden end. I wanted all that God had for my life so I had to make the decision to let go of what was not working and run into the arms of God. I could not run into the arms of another man but I had to wait. I was hurting, I was weary and I was spiritually weak. God was the only one who could give me the strength to move on and exist with a sound mind with this knowledge, I had no other choice but to WAIT ON GOD. My initial thought was that God was going to use the wait to prepare me for marriage.
I recognized that I didn't know who I was. I wasn't sure of who I was called to be and what God wanted for me so I had to wait in order to hear Him. After the breakup I felt a little weary. The pain of letting go of something that meant something to me was horrible, but it was in the period of allowing God to takeover my life, that God strengthened me to depend only on Him. It was in my waiting period that God strengthened me emotionally and spiritually. The things that I depending on a human being for in the past was now being provided by my Almighty Father. Not that He was not willing and able to do it before, but now as I made the decision to wait on God, He was able to have His perfect way in my life. In the wait I am able to spend extreme quality time with God. The wait allows you to be able to hear what God wants you to hear and see what God wants you to see. It is the period where God will heal you from any hurts from the past relationships, if you allow Him to. The wait is the period where God has been making me whole in every way so that I can go forward in life as a whole woman. Like the eagle, God took me from one level to the other and continues as I wait.
Making the decision to wait on God prepares you to be the best and prepares you for the best. There will come a time in our lives when we will have to make the decision to stop running into the arms of a man or a woman for comfort. We don't realize it but very often our desire to be in a relationship is based on our many insecurities and the fear that if someone is not at our side we will be lonely for the rest of our lives. God calls us to run into a his arms so that He can reveal to us who we are, and so that He can mold us into who He wants us to be as a man or woman of purpose in His kingdom and ultimately a wife or husband to the one who He has molded for us according to His will. Sometimes we spend so much time taking care of or paying attention to the other person that we forget ourselves. In the wait God will show you who you are and give you a chance to start developing into that person before He moves you on to the next stage, whether the next stage is marriage or not. *King James Version
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FEARLESS WOMEN OF THE GOSPEL
“HOW WILL THIS BE,” MARY ASKED THE ANGEL, “SINCE I AM A VIRGIN?” THE ANGEL ANSWERED, “THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL COME ON YOU, AND THE POWER OF THE MOST HIGH WILL OVERSHADOW YOU. SO THE HOLY ONE TO BE BORN WILL BE CALLED THE SON OF GOD Luke 1:34-35 (NIV)