Author: Patrick McBane Created: 6/11/2009 4:25 AM
Marketplace Solutions News

Praying the Will of God  


Initiative is a big thing in business. Without it you're certain to be surpassed by co-workers, customers and the competition. As Kingdom Ambassadors in the Marketplace what does it mean for us to "do nothing on our own initiative"? 

It can only mean that God has an initiative that is greater and better than ours. That initiative is only realized once we truly lay down our lives for His name sake.

What does it mean to do the Will of God?  God will not compete with us. His will is perfect and good because it works and transforms. 

Do you equate the WILL of God with...

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As a baseline for ‘effective prayer’ the profound distinction between praying for and praying from our position in Christ must be established. This distinction is solidified by understanding the difference between sin behavior and being a sinner. If I enter into the prayer arena with the misconception that ...

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The pain of being Dis-Oriented

Disorient - verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌent\

1.  to cause to lose bearings :  displace from normal position or relationship

2.  to cause to lose the sense of time, place, or identity

Have you ever been blind-sided?  Sucker-punched? Or hit by something that you didn’t see coming? 

This morning as I went out to my car – arms full with laptop, projector and other things for the day – and WHAM! Down onto the ice with a thud.  I was... 

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 What would make 2015 any different than any other year for you?

Decisions and the way I Choose

Look, I’m a pretty simple guy. I need simple instructions so that my bent toward complicating things is minimized as much as possible. I believe God works. When my life gets muddled it’s because I’ve made choices that contradict or are incongruent with

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Life needs Leadership - Dealing with Deficit, Lack and other realms of Poverty

The Time Deficit

People are busy. I know this because they talk about it all the time. I work with and talk to executives and business owners every week. To a person they eventually tell me how busy they are. It has actually become a credibility calling card for business people. People lead with...

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 God doesn't work... for everyone.

What?! I apologize for anyone who has led you to believe that God works for the good of everyone and anyone – all the time. That’s just not true.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

When the word says - "all things work together for good" - we are automatically challenged by two subtle yet important areas - paradigms and preferences.

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 Inviting and Embracing!

“Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy.” (Ephesians 4:24 NLT)

Ready for some BrEak-Through!?

What you're about to read is a simple - yet profound process in BEcoming ALL that God intended you to BE.  

God created us in such a way that we could actually harness transformation and become NEW over and over again.  Transformation is not an event – it’s a process.  So, just like...

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We live and work in a world that is under threat. Believe it or not - 85 - 90 % of those threats are fear based and not valid. So what are these key threats and how do we navigate them?

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Creating a Contagious Culture for Growth 

Whether things are working or not – great leaders are always asking the tough questions.

What’s next?  Where do we grow from here?  How are we doing with what we’ve already put in place?  Is it working?

When you’re sick – no one wants to be around you – lest you be contagious and pass on the germs or infection you carry.

What would happen if we... 

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I had a similar discussion with two different leaders around communication.  Both of them consider themselves good communicators.  Unfortunately the picture they have of themselves as a communicator and the one their teams have of them is different.  So I posed this question to them – ‘Have you ever thought something so clearly in your mind that you inadvertently operated / moved forward as if you had actually communicated (had the conversation) with everyone / or the key person associated with that ‘clear thought’?   They both said, 

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