Book Excerpt – Building and Equipping Your Team – Taking Authority Over Your Relationships

Book Excerpt – Building and Equipping Your Team – Taking Authority Over Your Relationships

Chapter 4 of my upcoming book, “Faith At Full Speed – Your High Horsepower Manual To Success” Here is an excerpt – I felt like somebody needs this today….

Building and Equipping Your Team – Taking Authority Over Your Relationships:

When it comes to building and equipping your team – you have to first look at your environment of the supporters (and non-supporters) you have around you. Is there anyone on your “crew’ right now that would send you out on the track with a loose wheel? Would they not care enough to double check your nuts and bolts to make sure all is safe and tight for you? (hypothetically speaking here) Would they keep your windshield dirty, maybe even throw more debris and mud on it when you come in for a pit stop of support? Who around you would not have enough respect and value in your relationship to make sure you are excelling, helping you keep a clear vision and pumping you up for the win? How are they influencing you – are they cheering you on or holding you back?

This may be one of the hardest strategies of your success plan – but truly one of the most important. We need to finish this race strong – and when your crew is not for your victory, guess what? There is no way you are going to make it to the finish line, let alone be victorious.

Listen my friend – I know it’s hard to separate yourself from certain people and relationships in your life – I have been there!

What we refuse to deal with now will create worse issues later, so lets rip off the band-aid quickly and get ‘er done. It might sting for a minute, but once you do it, you will be relieved. Then you can see things really start to move forward.

It’s time to disconnect yourself from negative, unsupportive and critical people. Pray for them, but stop putting the time and energy into them. Stop allowing them to walk all over you. Stop allowing them to discourage you. Stop sharing your God given dreams, ideas and goals with them when all they do is chew up and hold back what God wants you to do! Focus on Him and His assignment for your life and purpose – Jesus told us exactly what to do about this situation in Matthew 7:6

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

But, you might be thinking – “Jesus also said to love my neighbor… I am supposed to love all people.” Yes, that is exactly what He said. Never stop loving them. BUT don’t allow them to take advantage of you and treat you like a doormat. This is like tough love as a parent does with a child. You love them, but you show them the authority you have in Christ because you are actually teaching them something that will help them with their own walk with God. You are showing them how to have DISCIPLINE and OBEDIENCE to God. You are representing God’s kingdom on earth when you are following His word and purposes for your life. The word “Disciple” starts with “Discipline” for both you and them.

To be a winner, you must first be a leader. Leaders first become disciples of Christ, and lead like Christ would. Your crew is like your disciples. Jesus would have run an amazing race team!

So, HOW do you tell these people? How do you approach this without offending them? What if these negative people are actually family members?!

Let me share how the Holy Spirit led me to do this successfully in my own life. It’s a bit uncomfortable the first time, but when you see the blessing and immediate breakthroughs that come from doing this – for both you and them,  and WOW – it’s so worth it!

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God Will Build It!

God Will Build It!

TIME TO BUILD WITH GOD
What do you need to build? I have been believing God to build us a barn on our land for our daughter’s rescue horse @PongoPicasso to come home to live with us after he finishes his training at the training place.  It will be so wonderful to do story time here at Pongo’s own home barn when his children’s book, “Pongo The Rescue Horse – A Story Of Faith, Healing and Friendship is published!

I know God will provide this barn! Because His word says in Deuteronomy 6:10-11, “When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant.”

 

DID YOU READ THAT? GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU HOUSES YOU DID NOT BUILD.  YES!!
Visualize everything you want to build with God’s name on it! Because He has already has the blueprints – Jesus is the architect and your Master Builder. It will come! Not only will He build it, He will BLESS it and prosper it!

Deuteronomy 28:8
The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. Thank you Jesus!

 

Today I encourage you to get drawing, sketching, posting, pinning and decreeing these scriptures over the buildings that you are believing the word and promises of God over. Go and stand on the place where you are faithfully expecting God to build it! Claim the land for the purposes of God and thank Jesus in advance for the building – start now – speak and decree as it is already here! It’s waiting for you to say YES LORD!! Let’s build it!! Whooo HOOO!! – Annamarie

 

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Coming Soon! Pongo The Rescue Horse Book!

Coming Soon! Pongo The Rescue Horse Book!

Friends – we have a very special project we are working on with my daughter’s rescue horse @pongopicasso. We are doing a book for kids and pre-teens called “Pongo The Rescue Horse – A Story of Faith, Healing and Friendship.” If you have children who are dealing with being bullied or need to realize their self-worth in Christ, this will be a book that will help them tremendously! We will be announcing shortly – so please follow Pongo Picasso on Instagram for updates, or stay tuned right here! We will be doing an offer to pre-order the book! #pongopicasso #pongotherescuehorse

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