Tag Archive | gifts and talents

Use What God Gave You to Build the Empire (vision) You Desire


Recently I have been noticing quite a few individuals on a popular social media site promoting their upline businesses.

Let me just say here that I am not against anyone trying to make an honest living as I have tried some of them myself.

However, instead of working on every quick-fix that you think will alleviate your financial woe, have you ever considered just living your purpose?

What do I mean by that? Well, when you are living, working, and doing the purpose God has ordained for your life you are happier, more fulfilled and it will ultimately lead to bringing in an income.

Take the same skills you are utilizing for others in building up their up line. Use that skill to seed into a life of purpose filled with God’s wills and desires. Do His will. The word says to acknowledge Him in all of our ways and He will direct our paths

God knows the desires of your heart; he knows you desire to eradicate lack; to find that one thing your good at and can turn into an empire. He knows the desire for a life that is fulfilling.

He wants to give them to you but He can’t until you seek Him and what He has for you to do. So, seek His face and allow Him to use your talents for His kingdom while at the same time opening doors of favor and blessings and income into your life.

“A vision we give to others of who and what they could become, has power when it echoes what the spirit has already spoken into their souls.” TWFYT 040312

Copyright 2012 Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

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It’s Already Inside You

“Everything you need to accomplish the vision/purpose God has ordained for you is already inside you.” 

Have you ever heard that statement before?  I have.  It’s a statement I tell myself and others all the time. 

Recently, I proceeded to ask God a question in regards to that statement.

I said “Father, if you have placed everything that I will ever need to accomplish the task (purpose/vision) you have set before me to do, then how do I get it out?  I want your will to be my will but I’m not skilled  in marketing, or social media, or building a ministry. So, Father, how am I to take what you’ve placed within me, if I don’t know what’s there and how, and when, to use it?”

His answer: Obedience

Yes, obedience.  When we are obedient to God’s instructions then doors open and things happen.  You may not know how you will do it, where to find the resources, or what you will do.  But if you take that first step – and keep moving, God will pull out of you all the necessary parts.

You are the Vessel, and within you is an abundance of resources that God chooses to use to accomplish His task.  You were made in His image.  So, imagine you, the vessel, full of …

Strength; courage; boldness; faith; perseverance; love; gifts; talents; abilities; life experiences; world knowledge, spiritual knowledge, wisdom; understanding; relationships.

It’s an amazing thought, isn’t it?

Imagine this, God gives you an idea, a thought, or command that is so far beyond your grasp you say, “I don’t know how God!”

He tells you “I want you to open a home for battered women.”  You say, “God me? Are you sure?  Where am I going to find the place, the money?  I don’t even know how to run a business!”  But in faith you take the first step, one at a time.

And as you step, He pulls out courage.  You go a little further and need connections, so He pulls out relationships, and then knowledge; and so on until the task is complete.

The relationships are people you’ve met along the way that can give you the expertise, connections or donations you need for that home.  The wisdom is in knowing how to take the information you’ve gathered and make good decisions with it.  The knowledge comes in as you apply it to your vision/purpose.

God’s word says that everything works together for the good of them that love the Lord (Rom 8:28).  Let’s always remember to seek first the Kingdom of God by doing His will for our lives. And although He has called us and we are His vessels, chosen vessels, that obedience is better than sacrifice.

Faith is the substance of things hope for (Hebrews 11:1) – the fulfillment of your dreams, vision, purpose here on earth.

Last but not least, let us remember that God has plans for you.  Plans to prosper you and not harm you; to give you an expected end (Jer 29:11).

Now, go, do, and be all God says is possible for your life!  Remember, it’s already within you!

Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

Copyright 2012