Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Harvest of the Latter and Former Rains

The word of the Lord is filled with the principles and patterns of the Kingdom; and it speaks to God’s way of doing things. Jesus spoke in parables and revealed the mysteries of the operation and application of the Kingdom.


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God lives inside of His calendar system. Although the earth, generation, and our world system constantly changes and evolves, God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. We go by the Gregorian calendar, (January - December); but God moves by the Hebrew calendar (Passover - Yom Kippur (Atonement)). Out of the multiple feast days, God said 3 of them we were to honor (Exo.23). These feast days were set apart times that God set to honor and release a blessing upon those who came before Him. [Feast of Passover, Pentecost, Yom Kippur (Atonement)]

Genesis 8:22 reveals that as long as the earth remaineth there will be (1) seed, (2) time, and (3) harvest (seedtime & harvest) . Many times we have allowed what we saw to determine God’s hand moving in our lives, which brought us sometimes to frustration instead of gratitude.

Mark 4:26-29, reveals about the progression of our harvest; first the blade, then ear, then the full corn or shall I say harvest. It also says in vs. 20, that when the word falls on the good ground of our heart, it brings forth fruit; 30, 60, & 100 fold return. Many times we do not see the progression of our labor in the Kingdom, because we are more focus on the PRIZE, END RESULT, or the FINISH LINE.

Thriving in the Kingdom of God is about a JOURNEY with God. A journey of transformation, healing, development, and increase. When we learn to appreciate our journey with the Lord, and how He moves in our lives; we will begin to grow in new dimensions of fruitfulness and maturity.

Let me take a minute to talk about seed, time and harvest.

Seed is every form of obedience to the Lord; your money, time, talent, service, kindness, prayer, worship, and sacrifices, etc.

Harvest is the fruit, increase, open doors, answered prayers, gifting, and new dimensions of His presence and power, etc.

TIME is the space between our obedience and us seeing what the Lord promised. What you do here is critical to you seeing the fullness of what God promised.

As I stated earlier, the Lord moves inside of His calendar system that is predicated between His feast days. Scriptures talks about the latter and former rain. Rain is a key element that brings increase to God’s creation on earth. The Bible says God gives rain as a blessing upon Israel’s crop during the latter and former seasons. It is the same today; the rain that falls in the Spring and Fall causes our earth/crops to increase.

Although their are spiritual meanings of the latter and former rain of God; for the sake of this message I want to stick with rain that brings the increase. John 15 talks about God being the vinedresser who watches over His garden. Like any garden, we sow seeds and during the process of time the seed has to break open and begins to make its way through the soil to break forth out of the ground and continue to full maturity. Vinedressers or farmers tend to the ground to ensure no weeds choke their harvest.

During the process called “time,” it is our faith that is being tested. If we let patience have her perfect work in us, then we begin to allow maturity to take place in us. When God begins to release His rain upon our seed, where will He find you? Did you stop believing? Did you drive over to a place called frustration, complaining, anger or disappointment? Don’t allow the little foxes to spoil your whole vine and leavens to spoil the whole lump.

Learn to ENJOY the journey of progression, transformation and how God extends His grace to you daily. Discover what the fruit of His 30 and 60 folds or the blade and ear looks like in your life, knowing you are on your way to the full crop. Perform heart checks and examine yourself and see if their be anything in you that would cause your seed to not sprout at the times of the rain.

Remember, the scriptures says we are called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. It doesn’t glorify our Father if we are unfruitful; so the Lord is FOR you and not against you. His thoughts towards you are peace and not evil, to give you an expected end.

Be faithful INSIDE of your journey called time, so when the rain is released it can begin to bring forth 100 fold returns.

Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador

www.karenpresley.org

Apostle of Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries
CEO of Anointed Press Graphics, Inc.
Founder of Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Living a “Life of Sacrifice” BUT not “Obedience” to the Lord Makes us a False Witness

When I became a pastor, I would see and hear God through all of His creation and systems in the world.  I asked Him, what is this about?  He said, “I have given you a Kingdom message, but how do you know how the Kingdom operates.”  He began to open my understanding in such a precedence way, concerning how His Kingdom operates.


There is only 1 God and it is His covenant that we preach, pray, and worship from.  Gravity is an invisible law, that if violated, no matter who you are or your status, it will bring a negative impact.  God’s Kingdom is an invisible Kingdom, not something you can observe, but it lives inside of every born-again spirit.   So like gravity, God’s Kingdom has principles and patterns, that if violated, bring about negative effects.


When things don’t go the way we intended, we become offended with God and man.  Prov. 18:19 says, “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city...”  When you live a life of sacrifice, you look at ALL the things you did for the church, God, your pastor, and even those you serve.  You look at what you stop doing, or what you started doing all in the “name of God.” You look at your works before God, and a sense of entitlement grows in your heart because YOU are doing XYZ.  This attitude also carries the mindset of God understands my heart - vs - having the God kind of heart, like David.


We also become a FALSE witness in the earth about who God is because God’s Kingdom is not the same as our church service.  People ONLY see God through our lives and Acts 1:8 says we are to be a testament of His power in the earth, like Jesus was when He walked the earth.  John 14:12 says, “...he that believe on me, the works that I do he do also; and greater works...”  Daniel 11:32 says, “... but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.”


A witness is defined as: a person who sees an event, evidence, & proof.  Jesus came preaching, the Kingdom of God is here, and He went around demonstrating the power of the Kingdom.  1 Cor. 4:20 says, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”


The Kingdom of God is the governing authority and ruling power, that the sons of God operate from.  After your salvation experience, the word of God challenges us to GROW UP into our Sonship authority.   The earth responds to the sons of God in righteousness.  So with all this being said, we must become like Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 ...and put away the childish things, subdue or put our the flesh in check, and build our spirit man up so we can become God’s army and a testament of His power in the earth. 


I conclude with Joshua 1:2 says, “Moses my servant is dead; now, therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.”  In this context of the baton being passed from Moses to Joshua; Moses represents the OLD system, your last season, the religious routine, church how it used to be is DEAD; NOW arise and change your position and posture before the Lord.  Man shall not live by your works and the systems of the world, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.


BEFORE the pandemic, the spirit of religion robbed the church from its true power; but POST pandemic, the spirit of religion will kill you.  


The Lord loves us so much, that He is speaking repentance, because repentance is always the first place to go, for the Lord to shift our steps.


Karen M. Presley

Kingdom Ambassador


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Key, The Cylinder, and The Door in the Kingdom


The word of the Lord says that God’s thoughts and ways are higher than our thoughts and ways and how He will take the foolish things to confound the wise.  In the book of Acts, chapter 10 describes one of many accounts, where the wisdom of God superseded the wisdom of man.

In order for God to do anything on the earth, He needs a man to cooperate with His agenda.  We know in part and we prophecy in part and NO ONE person, knows or have all of what is in God’s mind.  The Bible is filled with the wonders, splendors and the many facets of His demonstrations.  If we could box God in and depict His next move, He would not be God and we would not need faith to please Him.

Acts 10 reveals God’s will to bring about salvation to the Gentiles because of one man’s reverence toward Him.  This account also reveals that God is not a witch and cannot ZAP His plans or snap His fingers to get things done; but how He carefully works through people to release His purpose.  God gave Cornelius instructions to search out a man name Peter.  Now what makes Peter so special -- is that he was one of the 12 disciples, the one who walked on water, the one who cut off the soldier ear at Jesus’ defense, the one who received revelation from the Father about who Jesus was, one of the 3 in Jesus’ inner court, the one who denied knowing Jesus, and the one who preached at Pentecost where 3,000 souls were saved.  However, no matter what Peter’s past resume was, God had to prepare him for his next assignment that would go against his logic.  While Peter was in a trance, God spoke three times, “Don’t call unclean, what I have called clean.”  That word prepared Peter to go with the men who appeared at his door.

Peter’s ability to keep following the leadership of the Spirit enabled God to carry out His full plan of salvation to the Gentiles.  Many times, we start off following God, but somewhere in route, we bring too much of our own logic, man-made prodigals, religious (old-wineskin) mentalities into God’s playing field, which hinders the purposes of the Kingdom. 

Peter, represents the cylinder as well as leaders and generals in the Kingdom; however, Cornelius represents the key, and the remnant that will not look like the present leaders and how people are doing it now.  When the key and the cylinder come together it unlocks the door in God’s Kingdom that releases what Heaven wants to release on the earth.  Here lies the problem.  If Peter would have gotten into his own thoughts when he approached Cornelius, it would have robbed God of what He was releasing in the earth.  The door would have never opened because God needs the key and the cylinder to come together the way He purposed it to unlock His greater purpose.

As it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit; keys have been uniquely cut for its cylinder; likewise, so is the person that God joins.  Many times, senior leaders are developing emerging  leaders after their own order, principles and what they want and not so much the order and principles of the Kingdom of God.  When we do that, we end up “un-cutting” the uniqueness in the key that the Father crafted; and the key the Father crafted was to unlock something significant that the Father is releasing.  One person will NEVER be the key, cylinder and the door.  Be careful that you are not fighting God concerning who He joined you with, because you want to dictate, control and manipulate the relationship that God joined.  When that happens, it robs God of the greater demonstration that He intended by the two coming together.  We all have a voice and we are all pieces of God’s puzzle, just like we are all apart of the tapestry of the Kingdom.

Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Don't Sleep on Jezebel


In an Apostolic Prophetic house, we have dealt with the spirit of Jezebel on several occasions; however, last week I heard God say, “don’t sleep on Jezebel.” 

In many arenas, she is not challenged so she keeps leaving her fruit of destruction along her path. She lives in the un-surrendered areas of our lives and surfaces when she feels something isn’t going her way.  Jezebel is a spirit that is masked behind people’s helpful-friendly personalities, beauty, laughter, fame, stature, and quietness.  She feeds off of the wounded places in our soul (mind, emotions, & will); however, like the old fashion tea pot, she is brewing and festering inside the waters of rebellion.

She is ruling in many places.  Her handiwork is all over the earth; however, we never take authority over her because we don’t know her; therefore, she has gone undetected.  Not only does she come to shut the mouth of the prophet, but anyone who has a voice for truth she wants to silence.  She comes to shift environments, and dictate situations to bring about her outcome in the church and the secular world. 

Jezebel ultimately wants to sabotage God’s order, plan and purpose; in marriages, families, relationships, policies and His church.  Her path is filled with division and discord among people in families, churches/ministries, organizations, marriages, jobs, arts & entertainment, political realms and our government.  She is deceptive and cunning.  She is the one controlling the neck to turn the head the way she desires it to go.  She adorns herself in manipulation and her control can be subtle and deceptive.


When God said, “Don’t sleep on Jezebel,” it is because anyone can be open to this spirit.  It doesn’t mean you set out this way, but anyone can be a candidate.  Why?  Because she lives inside of the un-surrendered areas in our lives.  That means you can be living large, doing ministry, in business, married, good parents, etc. – doing the will of God and then in that area, unbeknownst to you that is still wounded, is where the spirit of Jezebel has an open door to influence, dictate and rule.

This spirit uses the spirit of religion and rebellion to manipulate the church (God’s people, not the church house you attend) into worshipping the god of works, programs and self-help systems; which causes God’s people to think they are OK.  Instead of worshipping God in spirit and truth, they worship the god of their own making, of good feelings, self-improvements with no power.  So not only does Jezebel influence people, but she controls spirits to accomplish her assignment.

The scriptures tell us not to be ignorant of the devil’s devices (strategies, plots, tricks and plans).  The spirit of religion (not denominations), are spiritual blinders which causes our senses to be darkened to the truth of God and that keeps us ignorant to the real fight.  God is calling His church to (1) arise, (2) change your position, (3) seek inner healing, and (4) fight to stay in truth; so we can build His kingdom.  This is the time of harvest and none of this can be done, unless the church begins to HEAL.


Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Mark of a Prophet


A mark is defined as a small area on a surface having a different color from its surroundings; a visible impression or stain; a line, figure or symbol made as an indication or record of something. 

A prophet will definitely be prophetic, but a prophetic person is not necessarily a prophet.  Prophecy is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit, found in 1 Corinthians 12, and it is found in Romans 12 as a gift that operates in the church.  Prophecy is when God wants to speak through you to His people to edify, comfort and exhort the church.  Anyone who is open to God can prophesy; however there are some people who operate in the gift of prophecy on a frequent basis; but that does not make you a prophet.

Prophets, found in Ephesians 4, is a part of the 5-fold ministry or ascension gift and they carry a mantle (authority) of that office.  The preparation and training of a prophet is greater, longer and will cost you everything.  This is not something you can put down because you are tired or you don’t feel like it anymore.  God is your trainer, not man.  Your pastor or the prophetic classes’ people offer can speak to the God in you; encouraging and strengthening you, but ONLY God Himself can train you as His prophet.  He is the one you are accountable to and who you will answer to.

Every prophet bears a different “mark.”  That mark identifies the uniqueness and grace of your assignment; what God called you to fulfill.  Unlike some people who may get their messages/sermons from the internet or textbook; God released prophets will always have to bear the message they deliver.  What that means is you must be the first partaker of the word God gives you.  You must walk that word out and His word will be tried in you and proven that it works.  In doing so, you bear the mark of that message that causes you to walk in the authority of that word while carrying the glory of it.

Psalms 12:16, “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”  Psalms 18:30, “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.”  Jeremiah 12:3, “But thou, O Lord, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee…”  Isaiah 28:16, “Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.”

Scripture tells us that God’s word and your heart must both be tried; meaning that word will be tested and has to be found true before it becomes a mark in you which allows you to carry the weight of authority in that arena.  When my business moved into a storefront I thought I arrived, but I quickly heard God say, “It’s a proving ground.”  That word means – an environment that serves to demonstrate whether something really works, a place where the military test equipment.  I’ve always known that God was preparing and equipping me for ministry, but from that day forward, I saw and began to experience God’s training at a new level and on a new platform.

A soldier that goes into war will bear the marks on his body from the battles he fought and won.  He may have 50 battle wounds and if you point to them, he will have a story that details where he was and how he got it.  That fact that he can talk about it, means he got the victory over his opponent.  2 Timothy 2 says, “…endure hardness like a good soldier of Jesus Christ…”  God’s will for your life is laid out in the Scriptures as well as the revelation and prophetic words we receive along our journey.  God’s way is HOW He brings you into the fulfillment of His promises and that is what we fight.  When you fight or relieve yourself of the pressure in the process, you never allow the word to be tried in your life; foregoing the mark that you must bear to carry the weight of His glory on your life.  You must pay the price for the anointing and when you do that, the authority and weight of God will rest on you.  Man releases people every day into these 5-fold offices that God never released; therefore they carry the title of the office, but not the weight and authority of the office.

I encourage you with this word from the Lord, to stop seeing the pressure in your life as the devil or the other person which causes you to back up, shut down or disconnect.  The PROPHET, like any other ministry gift is formed and tried in the fire.  Everything that begins to come up out of your soul when the heat is on, is what God is after.  It cannot stay and must be surrendered to God.  When you (1) stay in the fire, (2) stay consistent with what God originally gave you before the fire came, (3) bow in His presence and (4) fight in prayer; that is how you will begin to gain victory over the OLD self and come into a vessel that will be fit for the Master’s use.  Proverbs tells us that “…the hand of the diligent rules.” So when you are careful and thorough about the work God put in your hands, no matter what season you find yourself in along this journey; He will cause you to rule in dimensions that no man can put you.  Let me say it another way; “… when you are faithful over the little, He will make you ruler over much.”

Love you much and remember, don’t RUN from the thing God was using to FASHION you as His KINGDOM VESSEL. (Click HERE to read "The Price of Being a Prophet")

Karen M. Presley
God’s Kingdom Ambassador


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Parting Ways

One day I was on the way to work reflecting on what God had been speaking to me that morning.  As I was reflecting, I heard God say, “Parting Ways.”  Departing can bring about different levels emotions.  All of it would be based on your attachment to it.


If you have ever been in a relationship or married, you know that after years of disagreements and conflicts; parting ways is one alternative that will bring peace in the home.  Have you ever had a job that you loved and you were forced to quit because of obligations that were demanding your time at home or loved ones you had to take care of?  If God is orchestrating the parting of ways for your life, then it will carry a greater level of discomfort because you may not know why He is requiring you to move on.  This is where many people get stuck.


God requires us to move and flow with Him like how water flows downstream.  It is not until God requires it from you that you begin to realize how attached to that position, title, function, business and/or ministry you became.  We find ourselves feeling a sense of loss in our identity, because all of who we are got lost in that position.  Have you ever lost a loved one?  When a spouse, sibling or parent dies, the loss can hurt greater because whatever you did with that person every day, you can no longer do.  You think about how they made you laugh, or what you all did for each other or those intimate times together that now is gone.  Parting ways carries a sense of lost because no matter the level of importance that is attached to that position, business, ministry, title and/or function – it is now over.


I remember my last job when God spoke, “Make this your last school year.”  I was gun hoe until someone said, “You should pay your bills off and save money in the bank.”  All that made sense, so that is what I began to do.  Needless to say, I never made enough money to do that, so when the end of the school year came; I did not leave.  August was the beginning of the next school year and God showed me a vision that I was leaving that year.  I told God, “No I’m not, because I don’t live with my mother and I didn’t have any money saved and had bills.  This now became my argument of why I didn’t obey God.  By September, a prophetic word came forth and the spirit of God was on me like a coat.  My mind could not compute leaving my job when I had NO MONEY.  Long story short, after I prayed and asked God to help me, He showed me I was going to get fired for something I didn’t do.  I told God I did not want to go out like that.  He said, “I gave you 3 opportunities to leave and you would not.”  Two days later, I was fired.


When God requires something from us, it requires parting ways with what you have right now to get to what He is bringing you into.  If you were pursuing a new job, you would have no problem leaving your current job because you want out.  If you are mad or don’t like going to your current church, then you would start pursuing another church and leave because you found better.  The difference is that YOU pursued the reason why you left these places.  When God requires you to PART WAYS, it is because He is positioning you for your next assignment and it has nothing to do with you being tired or not liking that current position, business, ministry, title and/or function.


If you are ever going to increase in ALL that God wants to bring you into, it will require a death before the increase.  The parting of ways or death is designed to remove the dross in our lives that has built up from time in our positions; before God can release the next increase.  Hurts, disappointments, fear, a sense of identity and importance (pride) can start to form and lodge in our soul and we not realize it until God requires us to part from it.  Do you find it difficult to do what God has been urging you to do, or maybe you are second guessing or compromising and have justifying thoughts going through your head?  Start looking within and see what the real issue is.  Like myself, I have to divorce myself from all of what God has done in my life, so I can prepare for the next thing that God has already released, but hasn’t shown up in the natural yet.


Many missed moments occur right here.  When you feel like where you are isn’t working anymore – but you don’t see anything else opened yet; then that is God positioning you for what He has already prepared for you.  When God speaks, He speaks from the realm of what IS; but in the natural it hasn’t manifested yet.  If you do not know how to prepare yourself based on what He is saying and not what you are seeing; then you will miss moments and begin to wander in the wilderness.


When God calls you to part ways, it will cause you to go into a place of mourning.  Trust me, I am there with you.  Mourning and grief are natural emotions that brings an inner release from the thing you were attached to.  If you are going to obey God and stay in sync with Him, you must mourn the thing He wants you to give up.  He is not trying to punish you, but prepare and position you for the next increase and wave of blessings that is being released to you.  You can’t hold so tight to a title, business, ministry, friends, positions or title; that God can’t get you to release it.  If that is the case, now you are dealing with a demonic hold on your soul AND God saw it before you are feeling it.


You must mourn all the things that were familiar in that season; like your routine, friends and patterns.  You will be amazed of things that we subconsciously attach our self-worth to.  If you need to cry, then cry.  If you need to be quiet, then be quiet; but when it is all said and done, PART WAYS from what God said is now OVER!


I love you all and know that I’m the first partaker of every word God has called me to release.  These are not just blogs, but prophetic utterances from God’s blueprints that becomes the road maps to position you for what the Father is releasing.

Karen Presley | CEO | Pastor | Author

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Five Words that Will Change Your Life

The world is forever changing because the systems of the world keep changing. In many conversations, I’ve heard people’s desperate attempts to stay above waters which have in some cases back fired on them. There are “5” words that we are very familiar with their meaning, but if implemented in our lives, and in this following order, it will begin to bring us into a greater level of living that’s full of God’s grace. Our lives do not have to be tossed around by what the economy is doing and the government decides. Understand what God is looking for and He will cause you to catapult even in dry places.
ORDER – is the foundation to anything that God is going to do in your life. God showed me years ago of a picture image of how people are living. Imagine this: you can wake up in the middle of the night, go to the bathroom, get something to drink and go back to bed and never turn on the light. Why? Because it’s your own house. You are familiar with where everything is and it’s a comfortable place. Well, that is how people do life – in the dark. You know how to maneuver, get around, respond and function in this familiar yet comfortable place. If we ever turn on the light – it only exposes the dirt, it doesn’t remove it.
Whenever God is going to do something new in your life, He must first bring order. You may be starting a new business, a ministry, write a book, a speaking/coaching career, etc. No matter what is burning in you to do, you must begin to bring order in those “out of order” areas. As the owner of Anointed Press Graphics, I see so many people who are starting a NEW JOURNEY, (although they don’t know it) and then shortly fizzle out. What that mean is; they are excited about the business, ministry and/or book they are releasing. The sales are great, people are supporting them and they are on this new journey high; but, some people fizzle out and others have been so overwhelmed that they started making decisions that started to sabotage there new journey.
Order relates to the foundation of a house. Depending on the height of the building, will determine the depth of the foundation. God finds us where we are. When I started Anointed Press Graphics, Inc., in 2003; God found me in sin. I was fooling around with this guy, but slowly things were coming to an end. My business started in my mother’s basement, but in 9 months God moved me into my own place because the business grew fast. It was at that moment, I knew I could NOT take this so-called relationship to my new place. God was bringing ORDER in my life and that was one of the things that could not go with me in this new journey.
Order is something that will begin to change your life. Most people FIGHT change; because we live in a place called familiar and comfortable. If you are reading this, you must learn how to be comfortable in the uncomfortable places that God will begin to lead you, so He can bring you into the next level of living. God releases His best in your life when things are in order. Resources of God are attracted to order; even money will begin to locate you, when it finds – order. The opposite of order is confusion; everything is present, but in the wrong place. Unclutter your life and move forward.
POWER –The source of all power is always in its creation. If you are a Christian then God is the source of your power. You must realize that God’s power is greater than your education, those who endorse you, and who you are affiliated with. God’s power will supersede anything that man can do for you. We must learn to look to God, who is the CEO of your business, ministry and book launch. The One who open the doors is the same One who can keep the doors open and foot the bill. When we take God out of our religious routine or formula and learn how to walk with God in a daily relationships; then we will begin to unlock the unlimited force of power that is already in our born-again spirits.
VISION – Without a vision, people perish because vision is what keeps you going even in the winter seasons of your life. Every business and ministry goes through four (4) seasons; summer, spring, winter and fall. If you do not understand the seasons as they shift in your life, then it is easy to get disturbed and frustrated along the journey. Vision keeps you goal-oriented and focus to the bigger picture and why the adjustments you’re making is necessary and mandatory if you are going to reach this NEW place in your journey. When you have a vision, it will expand your view and cause you to make decisions that will benefit you in the long run. Many people make decisions based off of what they see in front of them; but vision will cause you to see down the road. Vision also release the power from within.
GOALS – is the process of creating habits that will bring about the vision. Nothing God brings you into will fall out of the sky. It will take you first bringing order into your life; understand God is the source of your power for this new journey, allow Him to show you the vision and you must start implementing habits to facilitate this new journey. A person who is goal-oriented will begin to put regiments and constraints into their life. What do you want to accomplish on a daily, weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly basis. Once you determine what you want to accomplish; then decide what you need to do in order to accomplish that. This would be in the area of your finances, home, relationships, business, ministry, books, etc. If you want to make a certain amount of money on a monthly basis, then decided what you need to do on a daily and weekly basis to facilitate this goal. Don’t forget that you accomplishing these goals will force you to put order in your life. 
FOCUS – is what enables you to not get thrown off by distractions that will come up. The Bible ensures us that we have an enemy, adversary that only comes to kill, steal, destroy, sabotage, distract, delay and abort our dreams. The Bibles also ensures that if you are a believer, then your victory has already been purchased – so we win! However, why does it feel like we are not winning, if the Bible says we won? Focus would be one of the reasons why many people don’t see the full manifestations of the dream sustaining though there journey. Peter stepped out of the boat on the word “come” spoken by Jesus. When a storm started to brew, Peter began looking at the winds and the waves, which means he took his eyes off of Jesus and then he started to sink. He became distracted by what was going on around him. Distractions is the opposite to focus. Many people look at the news and everything that is going on in our society and economy, which only brings about bad feelings and steals your focus.
When I moved into my storefront 12 years ago, it was from a spoken word where God said, “Go get your own place.” In 2005, my business tripled its income, but in 2008 was the beginning of a declining economy. I never looked at what was going on around me. I didn’t allow other people’s good suggestion to deter me from what God spoke to me. I stayed FOCUS to God’s word to me and my conversation with my CEO was, “You bought me here and You are obligated to keep me. You knew about the failing economy before I knew, so give me the instructions I need for this season.” I knew God was my CEO and the source of my power, so I never focused on the MANY things that has happened over the 12 years. I wasn’t oblivious to them; I just didn’t nurture it. God has been faithful and I have NEVER missed a bill or been without work.  God is no respecter of persons, so if you are reading this, know that He is confirming His plans for your life. Get before your CEO and trust Him no matter how it looks.
I have been, where you are going. Allow me to assist you on this new journey and I have 3 ways to do that:  
·        My latest book “Kingdom Entrepreneurship” available on Amazon and Kindle. Click HERE
·        Next and last business workshop for the year is October 14, 2017, Branding Your Business From Inside Out. (Kingdom Entrepreneurship comes w/ workshop) You don’t want to miss this. Click HERE to register
·        Metamorphosis Coaching Program – Kingdom book comes with this program. Click HERE for more info and to register
Pastor Karen | CEO | Author | Coach