One of the things that attract people into my teams and makes us different from business mastermind groups is our emphasis on prayer, identity in Christ training and using your message to point people to Christ in your business.
When you come into our leadership team, you are released into an authority that sometimes, people aren’t used to operating in from a spiritual standpoint. I ask those who join my groups to see themselves as leaders, not wait for others to give them permission and to do the daily work that is going to position them to pioneer in their families and businesses.
The thought never occurred to me when I launched my business to ask anyone’s permission on whether I could teach the good news, disciple, coach, or pray with hurting people. Jesus gave me that mandate in Matthew 28. My husband said, “This is something you’re great at,” because he had seen the fruit of my life for thirty years and the discipline I had. That’s all I needed. If my business wasn’t God ordained, guess what? I wouldn’t have stayed in business for ten years and have powerful testimonials, which I do by God’s grace and they grow by the year.
It’s okay to ask questions about whether someone has legitimate authority, it’s called being careful to watch out for wolves. I want you to know, walking in authority will create tension with those you love and even those you want approval from.
The overall theme that I weave into my training is to stop waiting for people to give you permission to preach, teach, coach, speak and set people free. If someone wants to disagree or question your credibility, point to the fruit Christ has produced in you and not a theology debate which frankly, you will never gain peace from. And here’s the thing, there are always going to be haters and those who question your legitimacy.
But here’s the bottom line you need to know as a potential messenger=>
The pain and places in your life that have been a wilderness, God can use to share Christ with a hurting world. People are changed through preaching Christ crucified; they are set free by your vulnerability, your transparency and the power in which you walk. That comes from your authority in Christ. Whether you blog about it, write and turn it into a neighborhood discipleship manual, start a business coaching, pastor in a church plant, none of that makes a difference, you need to be resolved in your authority, which comes from the Father’s affirmation not from an accrediting organization. He calls. You obey.
I desire to see Christ glorified through what sabotaged me. If you have the same identity and heart, I want to encourage you to press through the fear of what people will think of you. It’s nothing but a delay of the enemy to stop you from reaching those who need the message you have within you. Remember, you can’t wait for permission today and walk-in power tomorrow.
If you could get free from needing permission, what would you do for the kingdom? Meet you in the comments below!
Helping you pray, coach, speak and write for HIS glory, Love, Bec:)
Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer, order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle.