Marketers, business coaches, motivational speakers will all tell you this. That you’ve gotta have a clear direction of where you wanna go. And what you wanna do. They’ll tell you that your master plan is where it all starts. Because if you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? And that’s not just good advice for you as an entrepreneur. It’s also great advice for your soul and spirit.
That’s why your master plan should include this man.
Before I tell you who he is, I think Shakespeare said it well when he wrote:
Have you been tempted?
Have you made greed your mistress?
Your gold is rusted; it’s your accusing witness!
Who is your master? You can’t serve two forever!
Resist the devil; the Word is your only lever!
Oh wait. That wasn’t Shakespeare. Sorry. I’m still on my first cup of coffee and waking up. Those words are actually part of the lyrics to my song, “Worldliness.” You can get it, and 12 other songs in the “Amen” collection, in a physical (yes, I said physical) book on Amazon.
But, if you’re like many (probably most) people (including Christians), you won’t like the songs. Because they’re not the typical feel-good, kumbaya, group-hug songs. So, if those are your faves, then you should probably just do yourself a favor and resist the temptation to even peek at the book cover (which contains the last word in the Bible, by the way).
Where was I?
Oh yeah, your master plan. It’s a good idea to know where you wanna go and what you wanna do. But it’s a fantastic idea to know where your soul’s gonna go. And what your spirit’s gonna do forever.
So, your master plan should include choosing the right Master.
And, YES, you WILL choose one. Because you can’t have, or serve, two. Maybe, in a way, you could, for a little while, as you live out your life on planet Earth. But certainly not forever. Because no matter where you end up, after you die, you will have only one master.
In that terrible hole of perpetual fire, aka: hell, you will be the one master. But it will be to a kingdom of one. In that paradise of perpetual joy, aka: Heaven, you will live (and joyfully serve) the one true, living, loving Creator of the universe and all life in it. And His kingdom will include ALL those who love Him. So, you won’t exist alone forever. You’ll live in a thriving, loving community of brothers and sisters filled with life and love.
But it requires your consequential servitude to the master known as The Amen. Jesus. Now, THAT’S what I call a master plan.
Can I get an Amen?!
Yes. Yes, you can. Sure, that’s an obvious segue back to my book. But, as I’ve mentioned, it’s not just a physical book. It’s also your link (because there’s a link in it) to all the songs that go with the lyrics on the pages. And it’s also a journal. So you can write down your own lyrics and thoughts as you listen.
But if a focus on the bold Grace message, given to us by Paul, is not your cup of Turkish coffee, then, by all means, ignore all these links I’ve shared. And return to your best life now.
If, on the other hand, you’re tired of the mantra music in churches these days, you might find this collection of songs, in a convenient songbook journal, at least somewhat palatable.
And if you get it, I’d love to hear your feedback. Feel free to leave a comment or email me.