What would you do if God told you to spend the entire month of July in the desert?
No cell phones, no social media, no reality TV, no news or sports channels, no email–no access to the outside world.
To move you to an uninhabited place, where God’s audio is crystal clear and no distractions would keep you from receiving the revelation of your divine personal brand.
You see, it is one thing to set goals, to make plans, to get caught up in the busy-ness of attaining all that YOU desire; but, it is a totally different thing when you consult with God as your ultimate ”life coach”, “brand strategist”, and “business mentor” on what you should be doing, when you should be doing it, and how it should be done.
Read these Scriptures from Proverbs (Amplified Version):
The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue.
Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.
A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.
So, as you can see, it is critical that God play a very intimate role in what you set your mind to do so that your plans receive his ultimate approval.
The Desert As A Place of Preparation
I believe that in order for you to get the revelation of your divine personal brand, you are going to have to “steal away” into your desert place. Stealing away may come in various different forms of which I have included below:
Setting aside quiet time with God to pray in the spirit, to meditate on the Word, to be still and know that He is God—allowing God to minister directly to you.
Fasting from social media interaction including time spent reading information blogs (like the Huffington Post) which can suck away your time and limit your productivity.
Going on a retreat which will allow you to get away from everybody else and immerse yourself in the presence of the Lord for several days. (And this means no access to phone calls, text messages, or emails.)
These are just a few examples of stealing away.
The bottom line is that however or wherever you can get in a place where you can hear from God, you must commit to doing so. You must hear from God, your creator, about His purpose for you—not your purpose for yourself.
That is the only way you will make the impact you were called to make and thereby live a life in peace and contentment.
Consider how John the Baptist “grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.” No doubt, God specifically explained to him his purpose and exactly how he would implement the call that He had on John’s life.
Or think about how Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights in the desert fasting and then being tempted by the devil. No doubt He meditated on the Word of God and His divine purpose, so that nothing that Satan proposed would be enticing in any way.
Likewise, if you are unclear on what you have been called to do and how to orchestrate the flow of your calling, it is time for you to take it to the desert. God promises in His Word to give you wisdom if you ask Him.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him. James 1:5 (NIV)
I encourage you to steal away and seek God. He will reveal your divine personal brand to you, directly, so that it can be manifested in the world to transform lives.
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