…keep’n it moving!

I know that I don’t write as often as I should, but I do try to write when I’m prompted to. This morning after prayer time is one of those times. Isn’t it funny how some things you ask God you get an almost immediate response, but the things you believe to be of utmost importance can take like forever before anything happens? I know I needed to do something about this current situation, but I just wasn’t sure what to do this time around. I have been “waiting on the Lord” for a miracle, I guess.

What I am referring to is this next men’s event that I am speaking at. I’m referring to this whole “ministry thing” in general. God has orchestrated some amazing things since Carrie and I moved here to Dallas, Texas in November. Yet, I still question Him. Yet, I still worry sometimes. I have had to come to a very hard and not quite understanding fact. The fact that God is still not opening doors for an income for me. That door closed for me in Myrtle Beach in 6/2014 as this would be the last “corporate” position I would be allowed to work. In 10/2014, after applying to several positions I got a job at a grocery store as a fuel attendant where I wrote much of my book “The ABC’s of MAN ON PURPOSE – 26 steps to become the man you are intended to be”.

As I mentioned, Carrie and I have been here in Dallas since 11/2015 and I have applied to every job possible. I have received more “Thank you for your interest in the position of……… with our company, but we regrettably inform you that we have chosen another candidate”; blah, blah, blah! If I sent out 50 resumes and/or applications 30 cam back as denials and the rest never even responded. Now, I have had to come to grips with the fact that God is using this for a reason; whether it’s to test and stretch my faith with MAN ON PURPOSE, or for other reasons. I am having to rely completely on Him for the things needed to prepare for the MAN ON PURPOSE events. You see, in my little mind I thought even if I worked a part time gig to earn some money, I could pay for the things needed. I tried that too. Nothing! I’ve had to go through the whole “man pride” thing as well. I mean, I have been working as long as I can remember. I’ve had 3 jobs at a time before, work has always come easy to me because that is how I was raised; to work hard, to work harder than anyone else.

I’m constantly reminded of Isaiah 55:8, 9

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

One area that I’m not so good at is asking for help. I’ve gotten better through the years, but I’m not very good at this “fundraising thing”, I would rather work and pay for this stuff myself; or sell something. Oh, I don’t have anything else to sell because it all got sold already.

Ok, I laid it out there, Lord! I will persevere in doing the things You will have me do, no matter what! Thank you, Jesus!PIC18

Look, all I’m asking is that you take a look at the campaign a little closer and see where or if God would have you help. MAN ON PURPOSE is a ministry that is on going. I am speaking on June 25, 2016 at a men’s discipleship meeting, and for me to be able to do these things for the various men’s homes it takes funding. The books that I give away to help these men in homes do cost something. Of course, I can buy the books wholesale for like $6.00, so any monies donated is helpful in getting books. We are currently doing a campaign called: BUY A BOOK GIVE A BOOK where an individual can purchase 1 book for $15.00 or purchase 2 books for $20.00, 1 for themselves and 1 to be put aside for a man in one of the men’s homes. The other option is to just donate funds on the GoFundMe page.

For more information: manonpurpose.org  

For donation information: gofundme.com/manonpurposebook

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Thanks Josh!

 Last night as I’m talking to my 21 year old, Josh about him coming back to Texas to photograph and film the next event where I am speaking at, he tells me that he believes in what I am doing, he believes in me doing it, “but” he says, “If i can be totally honest about this, I see you going at this with everything you have, you are driven and passionate, you are even able to close off your surroundings and just be with God, which is awesome and great, except you do just that shut out everyone else during this time.” “You go and speak and let God work through you, and everything is great, until the “day after”. It’s like you “crashed” from a high, and it affects everyone around you. You affect those who need you, whether your mood is great, or your mood is down, not just us close to you either. Others can sense something is off or not, and it affects them one way or the other. I believe that you need to stay balanced and not withdraw into yourself whether before or after a speaking event. The balance is necessary as to put focus on God, but also on the people around you. Again, not withdrawing into yourself with God, but allowing others in as well.”

I didn’t think too much about this conversation until this morning during prayer. I have to admit, I was very upset with God, because I have a right to be! Uh, ok…..I know, right? Stupid!
So, I’m explaining to God that I don’t believe he cares about us, and that we are not important like so many other people, and it’s not right that I have to do this “ministry thing”, and not have a paycheck like I used to, and that taking money out of the household income to pay for stuff for the ministry is not fair because then we are always in the negative, that the goFundme campaign has dried up and there’s no monies to buy what’s needed for the upcoming event; and how are we ever going to be able to pay all the debt we owe from the past, and child support, and so on, and so on….blah, blah, blah!

stop complainingOh my gosh, are you kidding me, right now!

I finish my “whine list” and wait, nothing. I apologize and finish my time with God. I get up and make some coffee when the above mentioned conversation comes to mind. I remembered the part where Josh told me how I affected those around me, whether good or bad. Now, this is not news to me. I mean I have been told that through the years. Leaders; whether fathers, pastors, or anyone in any type of leadership role have that affect on others. I believe God was reminding me of that because I was going in a very wrong direction during prayer this morning, and my attitude was not that of a leader in any way. Once one begins to focus on the negative stuff that is what sticks, and that is what comes out through out the day, weeks, or months. That’s why scripture tells us to:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8,9

While this is very true and great insight; I believe there is another lesson from the conversation I had with Josh, but that is for a later time. For now, I just went with what I believe God wanted me to share, as I believe this is for someone else out there as well.

I do humbly ask that you keep Carrie and I in prayer, as well as manonpurpose.org. Carrie works hard at a job she loves to provide, but in order for this ministry to survive, it has got to generate its own funding, so please just pray for us for guidance, insight, and for financial increase.

Thanks so much…and may the God of peace be with you!

Victory Church Men’s Event 4.23.2016

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All I can say is WOW! It was a very exciting night at the men’s event at Victory Church in Fort Worth, Texas. There were about 170 “on fire” men that made it to the event. Of course the men of Victory Men’s Home were there as well as men from Living Word Harvest in Dallas, Texas and Victory Life Ministry in Ben Wheeler, Texas. One of the goals of the night was to first and foremost bring a God inspired message, and secondly to get my new book “The ABC’s of MAN ON PURPOSE – 26 steps to become the man you are intended to be” into the hands of each and every man that is in one of the above mentioned homes.

I believe that God did indeed use me to get His message across as well as handing out 135 books for FREE! Yes that was the goal, and it continues to be the goal! With help from donations on GoFundMe, we were able to accomplish what we set out to do! So, thank you to all of you who donated. Now, I know this works, and I have to continue with the vision God gave me to share this book, (GRATIS) all across the country with men who are in homes working towards deliverance, and rehabilitation so they can be used by God to do what they are intended to do, and become who they are intended to be!

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Thanks to Pastor Nick Panzera, Jose Gonzales, and all those from Victory Church who helped out in making this event possible as well as a success!

If you are interested in helping out in what we are doing, please go to my website for more info:

manonpurpose.org

Here is a link to the GoFundMe page:

gofundme.com/manonpurposebook

 

 

A BOOK FOR EVERY MAN

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Funny how things turn out sometime, huh? What I mean is, you can be just out and about running errands when God orchestrates a situation that you have no idea how He wants to use it. I’m sure it’s happened to you before, maybe even it happens often. Nevertheless, it’s still amazing when it does happen, right?

I had one of those “orchestrated situations” happen just a few short weeks ago. On our trip to Walmart I got to meet Jimbo, out selling banana bread and sharing Jesus with the shoppers in the Walmart parking lot. Little did I know what God was going to do with this encounter with Jimbo representing the Victory Home in Fort Worth, Texas.

I was able to share with Jimbo about MAN ON PURPOSE and the work God has been doing in my life as well. He encouraged me to call and talk with JoJo the Men’s home Director under Pastor Nick Panzera. JoJo; or Jose and I had a great conversation and I was invited to come out to meet Pastor Nick and himself. After our conversation, I was asked to share with one of the classes of about 80 individuals. Oh, how Jose put me on the spot! It was awesome though! I shared with them for about 45 minutes, and they received me well. I missed speaking and sharing with a group, as it had been awhile since I had been given the opportunity. To my surprise, I was asked back the following week to share some leadership principles to about 140 of their men and women! I was blown away!

For the following week I thought to share the first 3 laws from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”, as I am a certified trainer, coach, and speaker with The John Maxwell Team. I spoke with Jose about this and he mentioned that they had someone from the John Maxwell Team there before, but he didn’t really connect with the en and women there. He said it would be ok to teach them again, as he believed I could probably connect with the group better. I was allowed about 2 hours to teach the 3 principles and I did with much success; according to Jose and several of the men and women who attended. I was so excited to be able to connect with these men and women. You see, I too come from where they come from. I too understand their hurts and struggles. I had a great time hearing from some of them and being able to share and add value to them.

To my surprise yet again, I was asked to continue with the leadership training teaching a group of 25 of the ministries team leaders! I thought I had fallen asleep and was in a dream or something! We agreed on teaching 2 of the laws each week on Wednesday’s for 9 weeks and I told them I will be glad to do so at no charge. I believe Pastor Nick and Jose were a little stunned when I told them that, but I believe it is what God wanted me to do. I’m going into the 3rd week next Wednesday and we are on Laws 8 and 9. After this past weeks training Pastor Nick and Jose took me around and showed me the men’s home, the women’s home, and the property where they plan on building a new men’s home as the current home is too small for the amount of guys they currently have there. After that, I treated to an amazing lunch in downtown Fort Worth.

Yesterday; 2.25.2016 I was in prayer asking God how I can be of more help to the ministry, as my wife had to get me on track by reminding me of my book and how I needed to focus on the book launch etc. She told me that God had me write it for a reason and I couldn’t just not do what I needed to to get it out, to share it with others. You see, I was trying to figure out how to get the book that I am teaching on into the men and women attending the training. I have to send the workbook pages out to get printed and the chapters from the book I have to take a snap shot and get them printed as well, so I wanted to figure out how each of them could get a book. So, as I mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph, I was in prayer asking God to help me sort all this out; and He did.

Although I really like teaching the leadership classes, my calling and my passion is for the men and helping them find their purpose in life. God reminded me of that and also that working with and sharing with the men of the Victory House is a great platform for my book, “The ABC’s of MAN ON PURPOSE – 26 steps to become the man you are intended to be”. Here’s the thing though: not only for the men of the Victory Home, but men all across the country in similar homes. They need my book. God wants these men to receive what He had me put down on paper, to help these men who stackare getting back on track with their lives but don’t know their purpose. I want to be a source in these men’s lives sharing and connecting with them.  But how? The goal is to get a book in every one of these men’s hands, but how? God reminded me of the GoFundMe page I created some time ago. I was to build a campaign asking for funding, not for me or MAN ON PURPOSE but for the purc
hase of my book to give to these men – yes, for free! You donate $45.00 e.g, thats 3 books to purchase and 3 men receive. The current campaign is for 100 books for 100 men at the home at a cost of $1500.00. I have discounted the book price for this campaign to $15.00 each, and any profit from the sale of any books goes back into buying more books to give to more men in other shelters, and homes across the country. I want to be able to go and share with the men and then give them the book personally.

Please, won’t you be prayerful in what you can do to help.

For more info on Victory Temple Ministries:

http://victorytemplerecovery.org/mens-home

The GoFundMe Campaign:

https://www.gofundme.com/manonpurposebook

For more info on MAN ON PURPOSE Ministry:

http://manonpurpose.org

Thank you,                                                                                                                                                                                                       Richard Rice

 

 

 

Leave Him Out…?

Today I received a phone call from the pastor friend that I wrote about in my last blog. I guess he read the blog and believed he needed to help me understand a little more by what he meant. I listened to his explanation as to what the corporate training company was looking for in their trainers. “I get it”, I told him. I understand what these companies look for in their trainers, as I have been involved in corporate training when I worked for Marriott. My point was not so much what they want or are looking for. My point was whether I should be involved in something, or with someone that clearly does not want even a hint mention of God, Jesus, or anything religious.

My question today is: “Is it ok to leave God out of something”?………. “Is it “ok” to leave God “out” of something”?

As I sit here and think about that question, my thought quickly goes to the example in the bible where Peter denies Jesus three times. Maybe I’m making more of this than it’s really worth? I mean I wasn’t really put in a situation to “deny” Jesus, right? I was simply asked not to “mention” God because it’s a corporate environment. So, I ask the question again, “Is it ok to “not” include God, or “mention” God at any time? Or, is there a time and a place for “that”?

If I am a “born again” christ follower, and I have been transformed by the “renewing” of my mind, and I’m to be like Jesus; doesn’t that mean that my complete being, my thoughts, actions, and language are all about Him? That doesn’t look like separation to me. How can I not “include” God. It’s part of my language. It’s part of my being. It’s who we are supposed to “be”.

In the conversation with the pastor, he told me that maybe that wasn’t my road to travel on, that maybe I needed to be doing something within the church….? So, I was thinking that we are to keep “God talk” in the church and other talk where it belonged..? I’m not saying that those of us who have businesses and are working in the corporate world that you are wrong and that I’m right. I’m simply asking the questions to make you think more about whether you “include” God in your daily lives, open and freely without shame or fear of losing your job or not being able to get a particular job?

Here’s the thing: had the pastor or the person hiring corporate trainers never said not to mention religion or talk about God I would have continued pursuing the position. I would have because I wouldn’t have known their position or their thoughts because they wouldn’t have been relayed right from the beginning.  Most companies don’t bring that topic up right away, or even later for that matter. But, if later on I would have found out that mentioning God or religion in any way is a no-no, then I would have to go in a different direction. Telling me that you are a believer and that you have pastors and other believers working there doesn’t help any, it only makes it worse for me because then I’m wondering how one can support or work for a company that hushes the mention of God to gain business and justifies it by saying that it’s a “corporate training environment”?

“If God ain’t in it, then I’m not with it”.

What’s your answer to the question, “Is it ok to leave God out of something”?

One talks and lives what one is…..If that is true then what “are ” you? 

John 18:15 – 17; Romans 12:2; Deuteronomy 6:5

Choose Today Whom You Will Serve

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Choose Today Whom You Will Serve

So, something happened today and of course my wife said right away that I needed to share it with you via a blog. I only say that because Carrie is always telling me that I need to blog more. I know somewhere inside of me knows that she is absolutely right, but….

Yeah but. That’s for another time, maybe? Anyway, on to what took place today, earlier this morning. First let me take you back a couple of days. A pastor friend and a fellow John Maxwell Team member let me on to this awesome leadership training opportunity the other day. He told me that I was one of two people that he had recommended so far. I was excited as it seemed that along with my newly published book, this was something that God could be opening up for me to gain some income so that I can take care of some obligations and for book promotion. You see, I was led back into leadership training through another situation that took place a few days prior to me speaking with this particular pastor, so God was, and is still moving on my behalf.

Ok, so I was supposed to gather together a few training surveys, testimonials, etc from past or current training sessions, so I began contacting some individuals that I had facilitated mastermind groups for in the past, as well as the current training I am providing for a church ministry leadership group in Fort Worth, TX. I texted the pastor this morning letting him know that I had everything and he texted back that I also needed to have video samples of me teaching or training a group on my favorite leadership topic. He also told me that I couldn’t use anything “religious” or that mentioned God in them. The only video samples that I have are from me speaking at a men’s event The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, and in that I “DO” mention God.

This would have been a great opportunity to make some pretty good money doing something I love to do, but. There’s that word again. But, I responded back to him saying this: “(NAME), WOW!…I’m not religious, but my life is His life…there is no separation here…I don’t “put aside” God for anything or anyone…thanks though”.

He responded back with: “Amen!” I don’t get it?

I’m definitely not judging the pastor or anyone for that matter. I mean, If that is something he feels comfortable doing, that’s his decision.

My wife said it this way, “Great Job!, You stood up for God and what you believed in. God will honor that. I am so proud of you, baby! That was a Godly MAN ON PURPOSE response!” The take away here is that we as Christians or Christ followers need to include, put, have in place first and foremost God in “EVERYTHING” we do. If we can’t do that in the smaller things, how on earth are we to do that in the big things to come that really matter? It is only by, with, and through the power of the Holy Spirit that these type of decisions can be made. So, I say to this that God gets the glory and I need to move on to the next opportunity or door that God opens. I pray you do too the next time you have a chance to decide between God and something else. I put the word “decide” in their because I know for some it may still come down to a decision. “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”. That means there is no decision to be made, it’s automatic.

A Book?

BookCoverPhotoHere it is January 2016, and I’m still trying to figure out where 2015 went. I mean it just flew by! I can say though, that it was a pretty good year. It was a year of some serious battles. At the beginning of 2015 during the 21 day fast, God prompted me to write a book. What!? I remember saying that in prayer close to the end of the fast. He didn’t just stop there. He proceeded to give me the outline of the book and the topics. I was to fast the following 3 days after this fast end. I did, and I received the rest of the chapter titles and I miraculously wrote the first 7 chapters! Ok, you didn’t get it. During this extra 3 day fast, in prayer I wrote the first 7 chapters of a 26 chapter book! I’ve never written a book or anything before, but it’s now January 2016 and I published my first self published book on December 23, 2015!

I had to endure all kinds of attacks from Satan, as he definitely did not want me to finish this book. I quit the radio show, and got off FACEBOOK for some time because I was in a dark place. I almost didn’t find my way back out. It was sexual attacks; masturbation issues. It was then feeling guilty and worthless issues. I couldn’t even find a job and so that played on my “manhood”. I felt abandoned by my “so called friends”. I reached out for help and no-one was there for me, despite the fact that I have always been there for them and others. I sank deeper and deeper. I went for a period not even speaking to my wife; like 7 days or so not a word to her.  I could hear her and The Holy Spirit shouting for me to snap out of it! I finally did and I was so tired. It felt as if I had been in the fight of my life. I guess I kind was because this was a very important task that God wanted me to do and Satan absolutely did not want me to succeed.

But, I did! God is more powerful and He snatched me out of that darkness and got me back on track to finish what He started! I am so much better now for having gone through that dark time. I can not take anything for granted or take the attacks from the enemy lightly. God has shown me that it’s a different ball game now as I have stepped out into fulfilling God’s purpose for my life. This is where the saying, “be careful what you ask for” becomes very real! As long as I let God fight my fights and I stay obedient to what he wants me to do, I will win and succeed every time!

Guess what? and so will you. This book was written for you. It’s just another tool to help empower and prepare you to get to your ultimate purpose that God has for you. This book can help get you to the purpose of these few questions:

Where are you with living your life on purpose?

Do you know what God’s purpose is for you?

Do you want to be more intentional with your growth as a man, husband, father, and leader?

Do you find yourself battling between what God wants for you and what society demands of you?

What I want to introduce to you today is a gift God gave me during that past years, 2015 21 day fast; that i mentioned a bit further back, where I was seeking answers to a simple question of my own: What am I supposed to be doing right now? I was asking this question because it seemed my life was going nowhere and that I was doing absolutely nothing for God’s kingdom. i just felt, well to be honest, like a loser. The more I studied, prayed, and pressed into Him during this particular fast, some thoughts and feelings began to change. I mages from my past began to form a larger picture. God began showing me what I would be doing in the upcoming months. I began writing down what God was sharing with me, and now I am able to share it all with you! I know this is just the beginning of a whole new journey that God put together and let it play out in His timing, and I’m only too excited to see what is next!

MY BRAND NEW BOOK:

The ABC’s of MAN ON PURPOSE

26 steps to become the man you are intended to be.

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I believe with all my heart that you will truly enjoy this book. I believe if you allow God to speak to you through the scriptures and the prayers in this book, you will be blessed with receiving the answers to your questions too!

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TRUTHS – Transformation

Romans 12: 1 – 2 NIV
1 Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.
This is the verse that I want to concentrate on, but I want to share another version I came across as I was preparing this teaching. It’s the Message version and it definitely doesn’t leave any room for questioning what is meant in the previous version.
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life- and place it before God as an offering. Embrace what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Don’t become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention to God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to the level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
It really can’t get any plainer or simpler than that. This is the same teaching I shared on my blogtalkradio show: Real Life Man Talk yesterday night and so wanted to share it here in my blog. We are talking about “Transformation”. What is “Transformation” and how does one become transformed? Using simplest terms possible, “transformation” really means and involves “change”. Uh Oh, I said the “bad” word of life. So many people just don’t like “chan

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ge”. We may know that we need to change, but yet we try to fight change. No one grows or gets better without change. I looked up the meaning of “transformation” and the Greek word is metamorphoo – a. to change into another form b. From which comes the word “metamorphosis” c. used to describe a change of form (e.g., when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly) SO the idea or concept here, is for us as Christians to undergo a complete change – We who are caterpillars are to become butterflies. Transformation is something we allow to be done to us  – not something we do by our own power alone. We submit to God’s power and by His grace we are changed into another being thus becoming a “new creation in Christ”.
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come, the old has gone, the new is here!
This applies to those who call themselves disciples or followers of Christ. If one is truly  in a relationship with God, one can’t help but be transformed. We can not in our old ways adhere to the things of God – You can not serve two masters.
Matthew 6:24 NIV
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
One of the processes of transformation we talked about is: “the renewing of one’s mind”.
Renewing of one’s mind is a vital part of any transformation. Whether you are on a weight loss transformation, a health and fitness transformation, or a self improvement transformation, you need to first start with a “renewing of your mind” to reach your goal. You have to take out the “old” thoughts and practices and replace them with “new”, positive, uplifting spiritual thoughts and practices. It’s like “spring cleaning”, but more permanent. We have to rid ourselves of the things that take away our focus on our transformation, to set our hearts on the the things above. This is a progressive thing that takes time, but with God’s help very doable.
Colossians 3:1-2 NIV
1 Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
The Message
1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
This is telling us to set our minds on the things above, not on earthly things. The more you surround yourself with the things of God, then so will you become transformed. This teaching is the same with anything that you want to “become”. In my leadership training it works the same way. If I want to continue to grow and “become” a better leader I need to surround myself with things and people of leadership. That means I don’t spend time reading books that have no “growth value”. I surround myself with other “like-minded” people to learn from and share with. I invest in going to leadership conferences, again to continue learning and growing. God wants that and more from us. He not only wants the “doing”, He wants a relationship with us. In any relationship it takes effort to grow that relationship. You spend lots, and lots of time with that person to get to know them. You think about them during the day. That’s what God wants from us. The more we seek Him in prayer, and in His word, and talk about Him to others – a transformation takes place inside of us. We no longer want the things that have no value. Our wants and desires begin to line up with His will and purpose for our lives! We can’t change ourselves – we can change what we do to let God do the changing in us. With time the “caterpillars” become beautiful “butterflies” living to fulfill why you are here in the first place.
Romans 8:5 NIV
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
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May has come to an end, but not….

……without a few great things that have taken place. I want to share with you about some stuff that has been going on starting before May. Some of you who have been following my MAN ON PURPOSE blogtalk radio show, know that my first show aired on September 27, 2012 and I went off air in January, 2013. I put the radio show aside because I thought I needed to work and be more involved in using my John Maxwell leadership certification to make money facilitating mastermind groups and speaking at events. So I got me a $9.00 hr job at the call center for the company my wife works for and started putting together material for a local leadership event. I thought this made more sense, so that’s what I did. Of course, I never really got confirmation from God. So, yet again I spent money on new business cards, a 24×36 poster, invite cards, post cards, purchased 6 john Maxwell books to give away and whatever else was needed to make the event successful. I eventually put in my 2 weeks notice to concentrate on recruiting individuals to come to the event. I had quite a few important management and executive level individuals from my wife’s company she works for as well as individuals from a church we were attending. I even recruited a friend and fellow John Maxwell team member to come in from Georgia to assist. All in all we counted on about 40 to be in attendance.collegeMOP2

I guess God really had another plan for me. How could I have missed it by so much? The what, the why, and the how’s started setting in. You see, I allowed myself to be misled all because I needed to make money in the way I thought I needed to, and not allowing God to have a say in the decision. I finally get it, I told God afterwards.

I had no choice but to go on with the meeting. I didn’t want to though. I was embarrassed and I felt let down. You see, only four people showed up. Ugh!

But that’s ok, that was the wake up call I needed. That was in April. With the nudge from God and Carrie, I began preparing for my return to blogtalkradio in May. As I mentioned earlier, May has not been without some exciting happenings.

Since going back to producing the shows for MAN ON PURPOSE Radio on blogtalkradio my listens have really increased dramatically. Just for the month of May the show has had 3,477 listens, from just this one show! I was getting those number of listens in October, November, December and in January but with two shows. I also had ConnectionLeadership on Thursday nights hosted by myself until a friend of mine took over that show. I stopped all shows in January and was absent for three months. The results from September 2012 to May 2013 are a staggering 20,005 listens! With that said, I have received the opportunity to become part of the Salem Broadcasting Network starting July 1, 2013 which would make me a Nationally Syndicated Radio Host. I have also been offered the chance to air my own show on the LeSea Broadcasting Network with World Harvest Radio which airs in 190 countries worldwide which puts MAN ON PURPOSE in the International arena as well. All of this helps with becoming more credible in the radio industry. I am not here on my own idea or desire. This all has happened by God’s hand. I am blessed and grateful, as well as really enjoying the path that God is taking me. What better platform or way to reach so many men who need help in their daily routines in becoming a better man. My days consist of bible reading and studying, prayer, conversations with men, writing and preparation for the show on Wednesday nights as well as trying to complete my first book. I have come to realize that I am in full time ministry.

MAN ON PURPOSE needs your help. We need to start raising funds to continue this work. While the opportunities are an awesome chance to continue spreading the word to men worldwide, it all has a price and it takes money. So, please would you prayerfully consider helping MAN ON PURPOSE with any amount you can. Your support would go towards making MAN ON PURPOSE a non-profit 501c3 organization, paying for the required amounts to be able to stay on blogtalkradio.com, Salem Broadcasting Network, and LeSea Broadcasting Network.

Any support can be sent via paypal to: amanonpurpose@gmail.com 

NO SUPPORT AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL 

Thank you for your prayers for MAN ON PURPOSE and for your consideration and support.

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