Has God called you to operate both in business and in ministry at the same time?
If you said “Yes!” then YOU, my friend, have something I like to call a “Biznistry” — Business + Ministry.
Years ago I operated solely in the marketplace, working for a massive, publicly traded company in their tax accounting department. But then, after 12 years of being in that realm, God called me to start serving exclusively in ministry. I “retired” from my job at the age of 33 (I had a retirement party just so I wouldn’t be tempted to go back!) and began putting all my efforts into ministry activities. That went on for a few years until I felt the Lord nudging me again, this time to become a certified holistic health coach. All of a sudden, I was back in the business sphere again!
As I stepped back into business, I heard God saying that I wasn’t to do just one or the other — ministry OR business — but instead, I was meant to do them both simultaneously, together. He said, “It’s all one thing, Erica!” In all honesty, this overwhelmed me at first, so I went to the Word to see if something like this was even possible. And there I found it — Acts 18 where it tells us that Paul, the apostle and church planter, was also a tentmaker! Over the years, as I walked with the Lord while building my Biznistry, I began to understand why it was so valuable to the heart of God that I could operate in both places as though they were one thing. But I’ll tell you something . . . it didn’t come without some significant difficulties!
In this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast, I’m asking you the question — “Have you been called to a biznistry, too?” And if you have, how are you feeling about that right now? Are you experiencing any roadblocks or significant hurdles to accepting the mantle, and stepping into the fullness of such an assignment? I’ll share with you all the tough spots I ran into, and how I was able to get through them and keep moving into the fullness of my purpose of Christ.
Alright, my friend, if you’re ready to chat Biznistry, I want you to grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
LAST CALL FOR THE BEACON SUGAR DETOX! Our next LIVE round of The Beacon Sugar Detox starts Sunday, October 23rd. Want to join us? For more details and to sign up, head over to ericapyle.com/Detox. But hurry! The first official day of the 30-day program is Monday, October 24th.
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After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
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TLDR: Need a little Detox? I’m leading a good one starting October 23rd. Go here to learn more and to sign up: ericapyle.com/detox. But hurry, because we’re starting really soon!
· Have you known for some time now that you need to cut down the sugar and the snacking and the nervous eating?
· Has the inflammation gotten to be just a bit much?
· Has your get up and go gotten up and left you? Is your sleep a mess? Are your moods a little too “bouncy” for your liking?
· Maybe you’ve straight up felt the nudge to focus a little bit more on stewarding your health intentionally?
If so, I want to invite you to join me for the next LIVE round of The Beacon Sugar Detox kicking off on October 23rd. This is a whole foods based, 30-day, holistic program designed to help you break up with the sweet stuff and to reset your relationship with sugar (and all the foods that basically ARE sugar, but maybe you didn’t realize it).
This program combines a strategic and proven plan to help you cut the cravings and reduce the sugar in your diet, all with an eye towards supporting the body to healthy balance in mood, energy, sleep, weight and more. The BSD takes a faith-based, triune being approach, so it’s not just about calories in/calories out and working out to burn calories. There’s something for the spirit, the soul AND the body in this program.
The best place to learn more is at ericapyle.com/detox. So head on over there and take a look. And if you’re ready to jump in, you can sign up right on that page, too. Hope to see you inside the program!
Erica is a certified, holistic health coach (IIN) who has been proctoring programs like The Beacon Sugar Detox for the last 7 years with tremendous results. Erica’s programs are based on natural, holistic and functional-approach strategies she learned while healing from postpartum anxiety and digestive and hormonal imbalances, and while earning her certification as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.