What would you do if God told you to spend the entire month of July in the desert? 

That’s right….the desert. desert region near Judea

No cell phones, no social media, no reality TV, no news or sports channels, no email–no access to the outside world.

The purpose?

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):

Proverbs 16:1

The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue.

Proverbs 16:3

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.

Proverbs 16:9

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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Learn more about how God will reveal to you what you are called to do and who you are called to serve.

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You are an “employed entrepreneur”.

You work for someone else full-time but you are agitated because you know, that you know, that you know that you have been called to do something else. You have been called to be the CEO of your own business– a divine business that you did not necessarily choose but one that has been placed within you by God Himself. You have been called into entrepreneurship and the longer you are working in an environment that is contrary to that, the more frustrated you become. ericka's book

Well, I have good news for you.

There is a way to emancipate yourself–a stress-free way. There is a way to plan your exit strategy and do what God has called you. Would you like to learn more about that?

Interview with Author, Evangelist, and Kingdom Trainer Ms. Ericka Jackson

erickajacksonToday, I interviewed Ericka D. Jackson, who is the author of When God Calls, Living God’s Purpose for Your Life. It was an incredible 55 minutes.

Listen now to find out:

  • The top 5 tips on how to plan the emancipation from the full-time J-O-B to living God’s purpose for your life on a full-time basis.

  • The components of a well-structured business plan and how often it should be updated

  • The top 3 marketing methods you should implement and why

  • How to view yourself as a shepherd and your target audience as your flock

  • What vision really is and how it impacts your daily decisions and ultimately whether you live out God’s purpose for your life

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What Do You Say When Someone Asks, “So, what do you do?”

Watch this video to find out how to create a magnetic elevator speech that allows you to pull new clients or business partners to you in 60 seconds or less.

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Educating The Market About Your Value

You hate selling.

You hate promoting yourself.

You were taught that it was not polite to do. You were taught to be humble and let others praise you.

Well, what if I told you that marketing is not about selling? It is about offering your products and services to those who really, really need or want them. And, what if I told you that by keeping your products and services to yourself or hoping that somehow, some way your target audience might “come across them” is really doing a disservice to hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of people?

What would you say then?

Watch the video below to find out how you can change your perspective and see yourself as an educator–educating the market about your value as an act of service.

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