Weapon choice is strategically based on the target and conditions. How far away? How dense? Is it windy? These are some of the considerations in weapon selection. Profit may seem like a weird place to consider weapon selection, but for me, it is very necessary. Maybe I can make the case for you to consider being prepared with yours as well.
Competition. Crazy economy. Few Customers. These are three huge walls to success for any business in any economy. Yet many thrive in the same circumstance others whine about. I have decided I will be one of those who flies in the face of adversity and rises above all prior levels of success.
It helps to be equipped and prepared. This Monday morning I am both. Are you?
Check out my weapon of choice and I encourage you to engage your weapon too. The fight is on. I am here to WIN! To win for me. To win for my family. To win for my team. WHAT ABOUT YOU?
My Bible is a weapon, and not just any weapon – a lethal weapon that no one can stand against. You cannot come within proximity of the Word of God and not be impacted at some level.
Isaiah 55:11 “so is my [God’s] word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
To some, the Bible may appear to be a book, but for Christ followers, it is so much more.
Hebrews 4:12 says. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
Again, in Ephesians 6:13-17 “13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. [ ] 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Not only is it a weapon, but it is a guide. I discovered this for myself during the deepest dark pit I found myself in, during the recession of 2006-2010. As a Christian for many years prior, I realized then that I had read the Bible for the sake of reading, NOT for the sake of application. That changed in the pit. I needed a light in that dark place. I needed a GPS guide out of that horrid place and the Bible suddenly showed the treasure that was always in the pages.
I share some of those with you in my book that emerged from my insights and AHAs.
So this morning, I am suited up, weapon in hand and ready to crush this week and all hurdles to my success that may be in my way. Mountains will become rubble. New trails cut if necessary.
- The Bible, first of all, relieves me of the burden of success. I have my part in the process, and God has His. I am not God and I feel no need to worry about anything that is not in my domain.
- The Bible offers me hope when nothing in my circumstance suggests I should have hope.
- The Bible shows me to love people and to love on people – (aka, relationship building), the best recipe for closing sales.
- The Bible warns me about associating with others whose vision does not match mine.
- The Bible advises me on the use of debt and the management of money
These are just a few of the many strategies laid out in the pages of this living book.
There are dear people in my life who need me to be their champion, no other champion has shown up, nor stepped up. Before I look around hoping for that hero to show, I realized that hero had to be me. I can assure you, the government is not our hero, the President is not our hero, DEBT will not be our hero, and no outsider is our hero. The hero is me.
Who will be your hero? Grab your cape and accept that the hero is YOU! It is easier when you have a powerful weapon that no power can withstand.
Let me show you how to use your Bible for the weapon that it is.