If you’ve kept up with this blog you know there are a few people I like to quote, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk (where I got audit your circle), etc. and none of them are Christians, let alone Pastors. “So, why do you quote them Paul?” Because they’re saying things in a fresh way that I do not hear Pastor’s saying.
“You’re not listening the right Pastor’s Paul” maybe not. The deal is, I’ve audited my circle. There are people I could listen to, good dudes who love God but they’re not winning like I want win. They’ve accepted the status quo and preach it like it’s something new. Not my style.
They, like many Christians I know, have the same tired platitudes to offer when times get tough like “Just have faith” etc. I have faith, now I want action to match that faith. Very few preachers, I know, are action driven. Knowledge, learning, systems, are great, but they don’t move the ball down the field, advancing the Kingdom.
I listen to voices outside my circle because they’re doing what I want to do. I want to say things in a fresh way to a generation who has given up on God and even the concept of God because they were spoon fed these same platitudes for years that were suppose to sustain them and they did not, not because the information wasn’t good but because there was so little action to match it.
For those looking for any kind of scriptural reference, let me point to
“Bad company corrupts good morals” I Corinthians 13:33
Hanging around people without dreams, visions, imagination, or passion is as equally corrupting as hanging around with drunkards, criminals, and devil worshippers.
Any circle you’re in, religion, business, sports, etc, has it’s own language. You get to know it pretty well and then you start throwing the words around your self. This kind of insulation can stifle true action, true creativity, true “this is scary” kind of dreams.
People like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, and others like them , are not Pastors, but they are preachers, and I am listening.
If you’re wanting to learn more about Seth Godin I recommend starting with his book Purple Cow.
If you want to know more about Gary Vaynerchuk I recommend The Thank You Economy
Who’s in your circle? Are they winning the way you want to win?
Who do you need to get out of our circle?
Is it possible you need a whole know circle? Who would be in it?
You can catch more of my thoughts in the FB Live Devotion