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Discussion Sunday Week I

In chapter I, T. D. Jakes talks about the rhythm of your instinct. He compares it to the genetic make-up and cells in your body. How they instinctively coincide with one another, which cause them to function the way they do. What are your thoughts on that? How can you tap into you instinctive rhythm in pursuit of your destiny?

Chapter II Basic Instinct
On page 15 of chapter 2, Jakes stated, “our creator designed everything to have a purpose. Do you know your purpose and if so, are you diligently working to fulfill that aspiration?

Chapter III Instinct in Action
The author did not want us to get confused with thinking that instinct was an uncontrollable urge, self-indulgent desire, arbitrary impulse or compulsion. (See page 24) How do you know when you acting on instinct and what should it be based on?

Chapter IV The Elephant Ova Dere
What is the difference between intellect and instinct? How can the two work divinely together?

Chapter V Instinct or Extinct
Another word for extinct is “asleep”. I’ve heard the slang expression used, ” you sleep on that”, meaning your not informed about something or your missing out on something that would be beneficial to you. Are you get the exposure you need to explore your God given passion?

These question are posed to get your creative thinking peeking and not meant to be invasive. Please make you response on this page so everyone can benefit from your input.

~Discussion Sunday~

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Discussion Sunday is about going over the book of the month in variations. Purpose Readers will blog about the  first 5 chapters of the book for that first Sunday of every month (pending how it falls), then every Sunday the chapters for discussion will be posted prior to that following Sunday.

This opens the floor for people to share their insight about that particular book and collaborate view points to broaden each other creative thinking. When ten movie critics watch the same movie, they all have their interpretation of what the movie was about. They give you a complete summary and their rankings. Some might have the same views, but each will have their own voice.

Discussion Sunday can be innovative and fun by blogging, sharing and evolving!

Financial Health

PURPOSE READER'S

Starting the new year with the book, “The 21Day Financial Fast, by Michelle Singletary. I choose this book because, I usually partake in the well known Daniel fast, so I was intrigued by the title alone.

I’ve made several attempts at doing this in a round about way, but never thought of doing it as a fast. Every week a friend of mind and I would say, we were not going to spend money on food for breakfast and lunch everyday and it would last for two to three days and then we are back to spending unnecessarily, even when we had brought food from home. The excuse I would give myself is that I will buy something healthy. The apostle Paul said, “we need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind.” (Ephesians 4:23) Self-reliance can be unintentional, but detrimental! God has to be involved in every aspect…

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Financial Health

Starting the new year with the book, “The 21Day Financial Fast, by Michelle Singletary. I choose this book because, I usually partake in the well known Daniel fast, so I was intrigued by the title alone.

I’ve made several attempts at doing this in a round about way, but never thought of doing it as a fast. Every week a friend of mind and I would say, we were not going to spend money on food for breakfast and lunch everyday and it would last for two to three days and then we are back to spending unnecessarily, even when we had brought food from home. The excuse I would give myself is that I will buy something healthy. The apostle Paul said, “we need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind.” (Ephesians 4:23) Self-reliance can be unintentional, but detrimental! God has to be involved in every aspect of our lives especially our finances. Someone might say that’s a little extreme don’t you think? And you would be right, because I have wasted to much time and failed efforts of trying to figure things out with my limited knowledge and ability.

The author also talks about the discipline that it brings to limiting yourself to your necessities. Everything on sale is not something you necessarily need or need at the moment.
Going window shopping is only going to temp you to desire something you see that you may not need. Don’t get me wrong I don’t have it all together and far from it, but knowing is only half the battle; obedience is key!

Go the her website and check it out at http://www.michellesingletay.com for more details and the layout of the fast or purchase the book. I am expecting change, because I’m going to make the necessary sacrifices I need to get the results I want!

Final Words for the book “INSTINCT”

Happy New Years everyone! I’m coming to you today to conclude the discussion of December book of the month, “INSTINCT”.
I must admit, that at first I didn’t fully understand why T.D. Jakes did not include God enough when it came to ones reliance on decision making. After finishing the book, in my perspective, it was written to a bigger audience than just church goers and bible scholars. The bible actually says, he that win souls must be wise.” Also In I John 4:17 states, ” As He is (God) so are we in this world.” do that mean we don’t acknowledge God in the choices we make? No! It simply means we have been equipped with the power throughimage Jesus Christ! That includes the quality of life, not necessary the quantity of life, as Bishop so wonderfully put it!

Then the comparison of the giraffes and the turtles, how they can occupy the same land but their views are different. They do not even feed of the same vegetation, because the giraffe dine at the tree top and the smaller animals dine at a lower level. So to relate it to us, we have to understand that everyone in our circle will not see our vision and they can’t support it because they are not on our level. Some people will never taste what you are capable of eating because they simply wasn’t built for it.

Starting a new year, I’m ready to live at the level God built me to live and hold to the scripture that says, “I’m destinated for greatness “, because mediocrity is not in my view or values!

Discussion Sunday Week III

Discussion Sunday
Chapter 11 thru 16
“Instinct by T.D. Jakes

Let’s start off with a few question to get the creative juices flowing and hear what people thoughts are on these chapters. You are not limited to these questions or all of them. You can give your input anyway you want, this is simply an outline/guideline to introduce discussion.

image1. Can you recall an opportunity that was extended to you and you did not act on it? Was it fear of failure? Was it procrastination?

2. Do you tend to see things differently from your piers and if so, how do they respond?

3. Can you move to the next level of success with the people you have you have surrounded yourself by, your circle?
4. Do you feel you can be a leader? If not, why?

5. On page 205, the author talk about boundaries and boarders, what is your take on that?

Let’s share, make comments and expand collectively!

Week Three!

This week we will read chapters eleven through sixteen of Instinct by T.D. Jakes. If you’re finding it to be a challenge to fit reading time in your schedule, here are some tips!image

1. Take 20 minutes from your schedule and fine a quiet room were you will not be disturbed.

2. Record your television shows and watch them later.

3. Take your book to work and read it on your break.

I hope these tips are helpful for you and you can start enjoying your reading time.

Discussion Sunday: Week II

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Top of the morning everyone!  Let’s jump right into a few questions to start the discussion of Chapters 6-10 of “INSTINCT” by T.D. Jakes.

1.  How can you fine inspiration with in yourself to achieve a monumental goal?

2.  The author said something great, when he said,” There is incredible hidden treasures locked up in your instincts that may not always show on your resume.”  Write down something that you can easily be on your resume, but you never expound on that gift or talent. You can share this with us or keep it for your notes.

3.  Can you think of one or two things that you had a gut feeling about, but it was so unusual and so unorthodox that you withdrew from it?  Was it because lack of confidence?  Was it the thought of rejection? Did you prematurely tell someone your vision and they were not supportive, even becoming vindictive?

Feel free to answer the questions, give a summary, or give your likes and dislikes about the chapters read for this week.