Sunday, May 25, 2008

Byron Burke - Your God-Given Gitf Will Make You Wealthy

Its written in the book of Proverbs chapter 18 and verse 16 that "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men". Your business is within your God-given gift, and a business plan needs to go along with it.

About 95% of people fail in business because they go with an idea, without a business plan and loose hope. A business plan creates your road to success, including helping you save money along the way.
For example... If you need to go to the grocery store to by food or extras, you'll do some research in your home to see what's needed, then you'll make a list of the items required.
Stores are designed to have you buy things that are not on your list, that will effect your operating capital. By having the list, it will keep you focus and keep you within your spending budget, and you'll have a higher success rate than going without one. The same thing applies with starting a new business. You must do your research about the particular industry that you want to enter, and know who your competition is.
Your gift is where your going to find the right business, and fulfillment. To give you a clue about your gift, you must ask yourself this question.
What's that burning passion on the inside of you, that you always wanted to do? You may come up with 3-10 things. From that point, you ask yourself "What is that one thing that would get you up early in the morning and make you happy?"
The other question to ask yourself is "The thing that I want to do, is it to help others, or is it for myself?" If its to benefit yourself before others, chances are that you will have a very hard time.
Your gift will provides a solution for another, that will generate thousands, even millions of dollars over the course of time. But it must be something that you love, and its not about the money.
When you start to develop your business, many people around you may turn their backs on you, including trying to create ways to have you stop, or go into another direction. When that happens, you must stay true to yourself and keep going, regardless of your age or your financial situation.
If you can recall in the book of Genesis, chapter 12 and verses 1 through 4, it says,
Verse 1, NOW [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father's house, to the land that I will show you.
Verse 2, And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
Verse 3, And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].
And verse 4, So Abram departed, as the Lord had directed him; and Lot [his nephew] went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.
When you start operating in your gift, fear or the fear of failure, will try to take you off course and have you to turn back. But if you keep going, you will succeed!
Let's continue with Abram to see what I'm talking about in Genesis chapter 12, and verses 10 through 20,

Verse 10, Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down into Egypt to live temporarily, for the famine in the land was oppressive (intense and grievous).

Verse 11, And when he was about to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, I know that you are beautiful to behold.

Verse 12, So when the Egyptians see you, they will say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.

Let's stop for a moment and look at verse 12, you see that Abram was fearful for his life, because he thought that the Egyptians would kill him. When you are working on your business, there will come a time where you feel like you made the wrong decision or get very scared. That's part of your training to get built up in the areas where you are weak at. Now let's move on to the next verse.

Verse 13, Say, I beg of you, that you are my sister, so that it may go well with me for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.

Verse 14, And when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

Verse 15, The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into Pharaoh's house [harem].

And verse 16, And he treated Abram well for her sake; he acquired sheep, oxen, he-donkeys, menservants, maidservants, she-donkeys, and camels.

Two things that you must look at is this. When you are on that path to building your business, God has assigned a partner for you. If Sarai was not with him, He probably would have been killed by the Egyptians. That's why God had it set up for you to have a partner during your travles on earth.
The other thing to look at is in verse 10 is that, there was a famine in the land. As you can see in verse 16, the famine had no effect on Abram. All of his needs were taken care of. If you had to compare the living standards of their time to ours, You'll have to agree that, we are living much better than they did. They had to walk, ride donkeys and camels. There were no paved roads or even automobiles. So you must keep that in mind while you on your journey. Let's keep going.

Verse 17, But the Lord scourged Pharaoh and his household with serious plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

Verse 18, And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

Verse 19, Why did you say, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her and get away [from here]!

Verse 20, And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him, and they brought him on his way with his wife and all that he had.

Genesis chapter 13, and verse 1, SO ABRAM went up out of Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South [country of Judah, the Negeb].

And verse 2, Now Abram was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold.

Just think about Thomas Edison for a moment. If he gave up on creating the light bulb, we could possibly be living in the dark. The gift that you have will bring light to others, that will have an everlasting effect on others for years to come. Don't give up, don't quit!
God bless,
Byron Burke

1 comment:

Bendz said...


Nice post. "Don't give up, don't quit!" that's the best slogan for all of us.

Nice explanation with good examples.

Keep it up.