Has anyone ever just whined and complained to God? Whew!
“It’s not about you Jené! This is about My kingdom. I’m doing something IN YOU so I can do something THROUGH you that has NOTHING to do WITH YOU!”
We can get a little narcissistic sometimes, caught up in who we are and what we want and how we think it should be. You know you have a major calling – for a huge sphere or a small one. But no matter what, pursue. On this journey, that flesh wants the applause, the support, the “Amens,” the connections and the platforms. Do what you do with or without all that. Do it in excellence! Jehovah is working something in you. Believe that. The reward will manifest. You just pursue!
God said He would. He said it was a part of His plan for you. Anything else that we may be going through financially is not in God’s plan. If we’re struggling, living check to check, unable to fund His purpose in our lives, that’s not the plan. Begin to inquire of Him. Begin to seek Him specifically about the plan. “God if it’s anything we’re doing to cause ourselves to miss Your plan to prosper us, please show us. We want to be alignment with Your plan of prosperity in our lives! Amen!”
Leaders, it is so important that we have a knowledgeable registered tax return preparer who keeps abreast of the changing laws (e.g., Salt Agreement, Qualified Business Income, 2106 Changes, Moving Expenses, changes, Personal expenses changes, etc.). What helped me tremendously these past two years is Xero Software (this is not an ad). The first year using the software, I hired a CPA to set it up and manage it quarterly. And this year, she trained me on how to use it. It makes it easier to categorize my finances according to tax laws. Simple right? I know you all are probably far more advanced than me.
Here is how I keep things organized.
- A Physical File Folder labeled by each month (with monthly bank statements, PayPal statements, cash spreadsheet and receipts printed).
- My scanned receipts in my myEcon CashFlow Manager App along with mileage. This helps in the event that my hard copy receipts that fade and for additional electronic documentation.
- Xero Software to connect all applicable accounts, including PayPal (not as user friendly as bank accounts). beginning this year, I reconcile weekly instead of quarterly.
Leadership is not a joke! However, tax season doesn’t have to be stressful. It just requires us to be organized all year long with systems in place!
What other tips do you have leaders? I’m sure you have some awesome ones!
How many of you are working the plan? I don’t know about you but I stared at the plan for a minute. God had to send person after person to motivate me to move into action.
And He is sending me now to inspire you to move! It’s time to move beyond the plan that’s in your head. If it’s in your head, write it and work it at the same time. If it’s written, take action.
We’ve been waiting on God but He has been waiting on us to do the work. To be the plan in action. To execute it. And then as the provisions pour in, we will dominate in our field. Are you ready?
Take an action toward the vision every single day. It’s time.
Strategic Spiritual Warfare Plan
Your main focus in life daily has to be on Jesus and getting to heaven. God knows when He is not our main priority. He knows when we have made earthly institutions our primary focus and men our primary focus (including a spouse) and earthly possessions our primary focus. To do so is idolatry… God wants you to turn your heart completely all the way to Him. Pray for your spouse and children. Respect your spouse and children. Love your spouse and children. But do not make their issues your focus. God is your focus and you have a focused prayer life which includes prayer for your spouse and your children. But your primary focus right now is getting closer to Him.
1) pray and meditate – listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit to guide you moment by moment
2) praise and worship God
3) a concentrated Bible study plan daily to address your specific needs for warfare
4) engage the enemy in spiritual warfare in which you speak confessions of God’s Word over yourself, your spouse, your children and your home daily
5) fast-go a few days with no sweets and meat for example (as led by the Holy Spirit)
6) tithe and make sure you bless others as led by the spirit
When you seriously add this plan as a daily regimen and integral part of your spiritual life, it leaves no room for stress or worry. Every time you grow weary for a moment, implement one or more of these steps above. You’re going to have to pray without ceasing but you cannot focus on your problems…
If we can’t even follow a daily regimen consistently, how can we expect someone else to be consistent in everything they do for us? Dr.J.