If you are a Born again Coach and Mentor, be very careful not to fall into the trap of people who want to make you pastors and preachers before they can accept you.
These people will confuse you.
Stay within the confines of your gift and inspiration, God gave them to you.
Don’t begin a journey of people-pleasing because of people who are mocking your divine gifts.
They will confuse and derail you.
I had to quickly change my bio on here sometime this year when I wrote “A Publisher and an Identity Coach Evangelist.”
Another word for Evangelist is Marketer.
That is someone who promotes a product or something.
What I promote and teach largely is mostly about IDENTITY.
But Evangelist can make some people put me in a box, so I quickly borrowed my brain and removed it after a while.
Until God calls me an Evangelist let me not use the word loosely.
Dear Born Again Coaches, Mentors, and Content Creators, I need you to understand that using your gifts according to God’s direction is a journey.
You are a Coach and Mentor today, stay within that confines, don’t listen to the mockers who are threatened by your giftings, and are using reverse psychology to manipulate you out of it.
And don’t feel bad about talking about God as you use your giftings.
I wrote about this in IDENTITY.
These are some of the struggles born-again content creators and entrepreneurs face.
But you know what?
I’d tell you to block out the noises of the people talking down on your gifting and align with God nevertheless as He is the giver of all that you have and are building.
Perhaps people who give all those criticisms would rather you align with the devil to make them breathe a sigh of relief so they can stop feeling insecure.
Don’t be ashamed of building your brand by giving God a front seat in it.
After all, what is it you have that you have not received?
Don’t get confused in your journey, rather be very sharp and let your discernment be at alert as you grow in your relationship with God.
When He needs you to change gear you will know, until then stay firmly grounded in whatever track He has placed you in and not become a pastorpreneur when you should remain a Coach and a full-fledged entrepreneur using your brand to bless lives and drawing people closer to Jesus Christ in how you run your business and live your life.
If you become derailed by the fact that you want to be accepted by some fellow born again Christians and pastors, so that they accept your teachings or give you a platform, you are on your own when the chicken comes home to roost.
Understand that God has blessed you to impact lives, do it diligently and in the lane, He has placed you.
Be steadfast and don’t entertain confusing thoughts from confusions and manipulators.
Oluwatosin Olajumoke Arodudu.