Join us today for the Interview with Shawn Paul, Host of the Life In Jesus Christ Podcast...

This is the interview I had with missionary, podcast host, and business man Shawn Paul.  

In today’s podcast I interview Shawn Paul.  I ask Shawn about his journey from business owner to missionary. I also ask Shawn to share how we can learn how we can find God’s purpose for our lives. Shawn also shares how he’s building a platform to teach others the missionary mindset.

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Episode 1424: Interview with Shawn Paul About His Journey from Business Builder to Missionary

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining us on episode 1424 of the Inspired Stewardship Podcast.

[00:00:07] Shawn Paul: I'm Shawn Paul. I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence, and impact the world by using your time, your talent, and your treasures to live out your calling. Having the ability to recognize your life in Christ is key, and one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this.

[00:00:28] The inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott Maderer,

[00:00:40] whatever it may be is holding them back. So that's, that's the first and foremost that I want to know is what, what is really holding that person back from actually diving deep into, Hey God, you have me, you have my life. You can do whatever you want with my life. I don't care. I'm willing to throw myself on the altar of God.[00:01:00]

[00:01:00] Scott Maderer: Welcome and thank you for joining us on the Inspired Stewardship Podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent, and your treasures for your true calling. In the Inspired Stewardship Podcast, you will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others, and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.

[00:01:35] In today's podcast, I interview Sean Paul. I asked Sean about his journey from business owner to missionary. I also asked Sean to share how we can learn to find God's purpose for our lives. And Sean also shares how he's building a platform to teach others the missionary mindset. I've got a new book coming out called Inspired Living.

[00:01:58] Assembling the puzzle of your call by [00:02:00] mastering your time, your talent, and your treasures. You can find out more about it and sign up for getting more information over at InspiredStewardship. com Inspired Living. That's InspiredStewardship. com Inspired Living. Sean Paul is passionate about spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.

[00:02:22] His life's mission is to develop a mission ministry that will help teach and encourage pastors and ministers around the world Inspired Living. To be the best they can be for the kingdom of God. Additionally, he aims to inspire the body of Christ to live the best life they can possibly can through Jesus.

[00:02:41] He has a podcast called life is Jesus Christ, and he's a missionary in Guatemala with his wife. He has two adult daughters with families of their own, blessing him with four grandchildren.

[00:02:53] Shawn Paul: Welcome to the show,

[00:02:54] Scott Maderer: Sean.

[00:02:55] Shawn Paul: Hey, it's awesome to be here. Thank you.

[00:02:58] Scott Maderer: Absolutely. So I [00:03:00] talked a little bit in the intro and shared a little bit about your journey and the work that you do and the ministry and mission work that you do.

[00:03:08] But I think it's always interesting to go back in time and talk to people about how did they end up where they're at, because that journey is usually not this nice, clean, straight line that everyone thinks it is. You know what I mean? It's usually a little messier than that. So talk a little bit about your past and your journey and what brought you to where you are today.

[00:03:31] Shawn Paul: I always tell people, because I minister a lot of people about finding the plan of purpose of God for their life. And I always just say that from the beginning I always had this passion. I've been serving the Lord for 33 years from the beginning.

[00:03:46] I've always wanted to know the plan of purpose of God for my life. So it's something I've always subscribed to. So I just say this, God will always put you on the proper stepping stones, so to speak, in life to get you to the place where he wants you to [00:04:00] go. Where I started is I gave my life to Jesus Christ in 1990, got out of the military about three months later, went to be an apartment complex manager and in college.

[00:04:11] But in 1993, I started a business, a construction company in Des Moines, Iowa. And then in that I had to really learn to just follow the plan and purpose of God, but as you fast forward today, I am a full time missionary in Guatemala. I always knew that I had to call a God in my life.

[00:04:30] I didn't know exactly how that looked. I didn't know if it's possible. Being a pastor or whatever it may be. Never really felt drawn to do but I was just faithful in my local church. I was faithful serving. I was faithful ushering, whatever it may be as a deacon, whatever it may be that God placed me in at that local church.

[00:04:53] I remember years ago, I said to one of the leaders while we were in like a Bible class, I said, look, [00:05:00] I know I have a call God on my life. I don't know exactly what it is. I'm just being patient, allowed to come forth. So what happened was in 2007, just mind my own business at a Christmas party church Christmas party.

[00:05:12] My pastor said I'm going to Guatemala or Honduras. I'm like, oh, okay. And all of a sudden the spirit of God just leaped in my heart and said, you go. Now, bear in mind, I've been on one other mission trip before to Mexico. Hey, look, I was there to serve. I had a good attitude, good heart, but trust me, I didn't get the mission bug.

[00:05:30] It did not bite me. I had no interest in going back. Again, I didn't have an attitude towards missions. I told my pastor said, man, I think God told me that I need to go to Honduras. So I could not make it during the time that he did. But I went that March of 2008 and I'll never forget sitting in the kitchen, so to speak, or the dining hall, so to speak, of the mission compound and the mission director was sharing about the missions.

[00:05:59] And right then and there, [00:06:00] the Lord said, you're going to be a missionary here in Honduras. And I just knew that, knew my heart, boom, I'm going to be a missionary in Honduras. And and saying that I was a businessman. I owned a, I was flipping homes, a realtor, just various aspects of real estate.

[00:06:18] I went home, told my wife, I said, Hey, look I think God's called us to become missionaries in Honduras. Now, bear in mind that didn't go over too well with her. But in it was a five year process and People might be like, why did it take so long? I think in God's timing, things just don't always, it's not an instant microwave society.

[00:06:40] So in the five year process we were serving in Honduras, going back and forth to Honduras giving into the finances in Honduras. And then 2013, we actually hit the Honduras as full time missionaries in October 2013. And then fast forward 10 years later. We've been in [00:07:00] Guatemala.

[00:07:00] We moved to Guatemala about a year and a half ago. So that's kind of everything in a nutshell.

[00:07:06] Scott Maderer: You mentioned in there, you were a business owner, you were serving in your local church and you never really had the mission bug and yet. Now you are doing mission looking back on it. What were some of the things you think God had put in your put in your place that prepared you for where you are today, looking back on it, that probably at the time you weren't seeing them as preparing you for where you are today.

[00:07:34] Shawn Paul: Yeah, no, that's a great question. As a person in the military I was not a believer in Christ in the military. I gave my life to Christ at the end. Just the military kind of gives you some grit and I believe that I I know I was purposely placed in the military because I would not have gotten to Radcliffe, Kentucky, where, you know, Gave my life to Christ, and that's who my church is still today.

[00:07:58] I would've never gotten [00:08:00] there. But as being in the military, I got this grit inside of me just Hey, look, you've done enough nights in the rain and mud and whatever it may be. You just get this grit inside of you and then, being a business owner, again nothing goes perfect smooth as a business owner.

[00:08:17] So you still develop this grit. So fast forward that into the mission field. If you talk to a lot of missionaries, if you study like some actual missional books and stuff like that, they're always going to talk about culture shock, and when I got to the mission field, I'm not bragging or boasting.

[00:08:33] I just didn't really deal with culture shock. Culture shock can really put some people into a tailspin depression whatever it may be. And a lot of times it may cause people to leave the mission field because of that culture shock. And then just various aspects of being a business owner, like marketing, how to deal with people, how to communicate designing [00:09:00] flyers, designing things editing doing graphic design, just things like that.

[00:09:05] Those are just things that I have did as a business owner that I have well used here in the mission field. So I think God definitely whatever, maybe what 20 years, whatever it was, God definitely had me in a training program for those 20 years.

[00:09:25] Scott Maderer: One of the things I like to highlight to people is that feedback loop between our faith and our life and our faith that the things affect each other.

[00:09:34] And you've already touched on it some with you weren't a follower, you became a follower eventually you led you to, to the actual mission field and in between you did service and other things. How do you think that your faith journey and your life journey have intersected and connected to each other?

[00:09:54] Shawn Paul: Okay as an unbeliever I had no [00:10:00] heart for God I really had no interest in God unless you know until I was a teenager I had a brief moment two years of serving the lord And then you know fast forward to 1990 August of 1990, a worker was talking to me and sharing with me, Hey, you need to be a man of God for your family, for your wife, and so forth.

[00:10:20] And I'll never forget that moment because I remember having that joy as a teenager. I was like, I want this joy back. I want that joy. So that's a defining moment in my life Because that's what caused me to come back to christ and it wasn't I was dealing with depression or anything like that I wasn't dealing with life issues, life was good it wasn't great, but it was good and so but I just remembered having that joy that you know If unless you're a believer in christ, you really just don't You can't really explain it to what, to people, but then from then on, the onset of my life has just been totally [00:11:00] interwoven with Christ.

[00:11:01] Even if I was a business owner I conducted my business like a believer in Christ. I never wanted to be viewed as a guy that says, Oh, I'm a Christian with the fish fish symbol on his business cards. And then he would rip you off as soon as turn your back I always interwoven my whole entire.

[00:11:21] walk my whole entire life in Christ. There's never been a moment in my walk in Christ that I'm like, Hey, look, this is a separate life business is business. And Christian that's Sunday. I just, I never lived that way. So

[00:11:38] Scott Maderer: when you think about you mentioned at the beginning that you've always felt that there's a purpose and a plan that God has a purpose and a plan for your life and for the life of others, as you work with people who are struggling in that area, because I think a lot of times folks, They may say I believe God [00:12:00] has a purpose for my life, but at the same time we struggle with, yeah, now what is it how do you help people begin to explore that area and maybe get a better feel for.

[00:12:13] What is the purpose that they might have?

[00:12:17] Shawn Paul: I first and foremost, I want to see what their heart and their attitude is because you could, like you just said they could say, Hey, look, yeah I do want to know the plan of God for my life, but then it's okay, you look at their life, not in a judgmental way if they're asking me to To do a tune up speak i'm gonna have to analyze things and if you can you could really look at their lives and say, No, I don't really agree because the choices that you're making and whatever reason they're making those choices you know, you have to really get down deep into it because a lot of people will think that code.

[00:12:59] The plan of God for [00:13:00] my life is going to be poverty. It's going to be what I'm going to miss out on fun. I'm going to miss my career, whatever it may be is holding them back. So that's the first and foremost that I want to know is what is really holding that person back from actually diving deep into Hey, God, you have me you have my life.

[00:13:21] You could do whatever you want with my life. I don't care. I'm willing to throw myself on the altar of God because the Bible clearly says in Romans 12, 1, that, And so dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all that he has done for you.

[00:13:40] Let them be a living, holy sacrifice. So see, we need to seriously. throw ourselves on the altar of God. And because of that, then you are willing to make any steps that God has called you to do. Now, the final thing I want to share is on Romans 12. 2. It says, then you [00:14:00] will know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing.

[00:14:06] And perfect. Now take me back to prior to 2013. Who was Sean Paul? Sean Paul was not trying to escape life. Sean Paul wasn't trying to mend his marriage and get to the mission field and think that's going to fix his marriage. Sean Paul didn't have an unruly child and think, hey, I'm going to get to the mission field.

[00:14:25] Maybe that's going to fix my kid. Sean Paul was a successful businessman that was loving life, making money had everything that he needed. But God said, and so see, to me, I didn't care. I'm going to the mission field. God said, you're going to the mission field. I'm going to the mission field.

[00:14:44] Now you fast forward to 10 years later. Guess what? I love my life as a missionary. We had a six figure income back then to me, my income today might be considered. on the level of poverty in the USA, but I don't care. I just don't care. I [00:15:00] love what I'm doing. I love inspiring people for Jesus.

[00:15:02] God's never failed me. You can look at my refrigerator. The refrigerator is full. God takes care of me. And I believe that I'm walking in the good, pleasing and perfect will of God for my life.

[00:15:17] Scott Maderer: So you mentioned earlier that the grit was something that you learned in the military and in the business world.

[00:15:24] And I think a lot of times, even if somebody is okay, this is the direction I'm supposed to go. This is the call that God's putting on my life. This is what I'm supposed to do. We often still struggle with. imposter syndrome with feeling like, Oh, wait a minute, maybe this isn't really what I'm supposed to do.

[00:15:46] Feelings of doubt maybe other voices or other people are talking into our life. Are you sure? Are you sure that's what you're supposed to that kind of thing. How do you think how can people stay [00:16:00] committed and recognize that, yeah, this is the right direction.

[00:16:04] Even when it's either internal or external, they're sometimes getting messages that maybe it's not.

[00:16:11] Shawn Paul: Yeah I think it comes down to this is the Bible says that we are to delight ourselves in the Lord. Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Now, to me, if you really study this out, look at it, as you delight yourself in the Lord.

[00:16:25] What is that? That is spending time with God. That is reading His Word. That's spending time in prayer. That's. Spending time and meditating on God's word, meditating what he is saying to you that is pushing back the noise of life. And I think today is a society ever so much more where we're obsessed with entertainment.

[00:16:46] I believe that I was talking to somebody the other day. They said that the study's done that right now due to social media and like the reels and tech talks, meaning how fast the videos go and stuff like literally, the attention span is like [00:17:00] 10, 15 seconds. It's crazy. So to me, we've got to just step out of that environment and get into the environment of really spending quality time with God, because that's where you're going to begin to have God.

[00:17:15] take your desires out and put his desires inside of you because that's really what that scripture means. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of the heart. Desires of the heart, sure yeah, you want a ski boat, that's great, but Is that really what this is talking about?

[00:17:36] I think what it's talking about is God's desires in my heart. So what is my desires now? My desires is I want to pack people's lives for Jesus. I want to I want to be obsessed with Jesus, live for Jesus. I want to I want to have an awesome marriage in God. I want to be a testimony to those around Jesus.

[00:17:52] You that you can do it. You can, you see I'm saying, so those are my desires today. Then years ago where it [00:18:00] was making a six figure income, having a better car, whatever it may be. And again, there's nothing wrong with nice stuff. I'm not saying, and I have nice stuff but then it comes down to this is once you begin to have that.

[00:18:14] intimate relationship with God, then there's something called following the peace of God. It's not then following something, peace of God, but this is how we should allow our lives to be ruled is in Colossians 3 15. It says, and let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. So the key is this is we got to learn to follow peace.

[00:18:38] When we learn to follow peace and joy, guess what? We will be led by the spirit of God. Because it goes on to says, for as members of one body, you're called to live in peace. God wants us to live in peace. And I believe that's how God will rule in our hearts. Now, does God speak to our heart through the Holy Spirit?

[00:18:57] Absolutely. It's a still, small voice. It's not, I'm [00:19:00] not saying an audible voice. Angels are singing. I'm not saying that. I'm just saying to me, 95 percent of the time I'm following the peace and joy. If I don't have peace and joy in the situation, now, bear in mind, you could have a storm in front of you.

[00:19:13] You could be in the middle of a storm and you could still have that peace of God in your heart. And people might say, how do you even get this? How do you even develop this? It's like riding a bike. You got to learn to practice it. It's a lifestyle that you learn to live. And then if you have an unsettling feel, perception in your spirit, you stop, you obey, you don't proceed, you don't go forward.

[00:19:37] And so seeing myself. Now I kind of sense that you're a techie guy as well I geek out on stuff like this in my prayer time. I got a spreadsheet in front of me You know, I'm sitting there God throws stuff at me or I get these thoughts in my head. I throw them on my spreadsheet I even got ratings like okay.

[00:19:55] I don't really have peace on this. This is like a five. No, I have no peace on This is [00:20:00] a three That's how I find the plan of purpose of God in my life. I'm not saying all you guys have to do that, but I really geek out on this. And like I said, there might be some times that I'm really struggling in my spirit about something.

[00:20:12] I'm like, this ain't right. I just don't sense this. I don't perceive this. And I'll go for a walk. I just go for a walk. And I was like, God, Holy Spirit, you got to show me. And there's times I'm just like, I let things go. Boom. I've got total peace in that situation. Even though. I want it. I'm not getting the peace.

[00:20:30] I'm like, okay, God, fine. I'm walking away. It's done. I'm not touching anymore. And boom, peace comes. And I know I'm on the right track. So that's the way I, that's the way I mostly are is led by the spirit of God is by peace.

[00:20:44] Scott Maderer: And one of the things that I've talked about in previous episodes, and I'm just curious your take on it because it is we talk about having a peaceful feeling about it.

[00:20:56] One of the things that I've tried to describe to people, at least for [00:21:00] me, and I'd like to see what you think, it is peaceful, but it's also active. And what I mean, I describe it as an itchy piece. So it's peaceful in that I feel contentment that this is the right direction, or this is the right thing that I'm supposed to be doing, or I need to lean into this.

[00:21:20] But it's not, because a lot of times when we hear the word peace, we think of sitting up on the mountain type with our our legs crossed. And no it's, there's also a drive behind it or an activity behind it, or a a pressure for lack of a better word behind it, of not only is it the right direction, You need to be either taking action.

[00:21:44] Sometimes it's not taking action, but it's you need to be doing something or not doing something. There's a direction to it, for lack of a better word. Do you see that as well, or?

[00:21:54] Shawn Paul: Oh, 100%. It's going to the mission field. [00:22:00] Everything's screaming in your face.

[00:22:02] Do not do this. You're giving up your career. You're giving up everything. You're giving up. I watch. All my belongings that I purchased for 20 some years of my life to just be sold at pennies on the dollar. But see, the thing of it is, like you said, that peace was driving me to the mission field.

[00:22:19] Like I had to get there. I had, so this just giving up all my possessions was just part of the process. So that peace was just gives you that it just sharpens your mentality. It's just you're just driven to, to do it, and yes, absolutely. It's just like here. And I talked to you briefly in the pre interview, I share with you some things that I believe that God's place in my heart about life as Jesus Christ.

[00:22:43] And there's a platform that I was introduced to by somebody. It's a software platform and it's quite expensive. It's a monthly subscription and I'm like, I don't know if I really want to invest in this, but see the thing it is, it just kept on coming to my mind. And [00:23:00] I believe it was just like the Holy Spirit just giving me that piece.

[00:23:02] It's okay. It's a great investment. It's a solid place to put all these tools that you need, or these, or it will give you the tools that you need to be able to fulfill the plan and purpose that I have for this website. So it was like you said, it was that piece I had to go and do it. And it's like the peace saying, go get it, go start it, start implementing into life as Jesus Christ.

[00:23:27] So I, 100%, 100%, I'm in agreement with what you're saying.

[00:23:33] Scott Maderer: So I've got a few questions that I like to ask all of my guests, but before I go there, is there anything else about the work that you've been doing or the missionary work there in Guatemala that you would like to share with. Lister.

[00:23:48] Shawn Paul: As far as the missionary work I just want to encourage people to find the plan and purpose of God for your life.

[00:23:56] A lot of times I've seen some people [00:24:00] they don't realize that mission work is part of the plan of God, meaning his overall plan. I'm not saying specifically for them. And sometimes people will look at missions like I'm not called to go live somewhere.

[00:24:14] I'm not called to go to a foreign land. I get it. I get it. I accept that, but don't always overlook missions in the sense of saying, I, I'm not called the missions because I'm not called the foreign land. Missions is a big swath and you could do missions right in your local church. I have a really good friend in Florida and what she does, she teaches and trains Churches on how to perform missional care, missionary care.

[00:24:40] So they have missionaries a lot of times unfortunately missionaries are ignored. They're like, oh, yeah, we support them. I really don't even know who they are. There should be some type of form of missional care. There's all types of things you could be doing fundraising events for missionaries.

[00:24:58] There's actual, [00:25:00] missionaries that have people back in the United States. They're like an ambassadors. They go out and speak on the behalf of the missionaries. So there's so many things that you could do for missions and it's not just necessarily to go and live in the mission field.

[00:25:13] God can use you in so many forms and fashions for missions.

[00:25:19] Scott Maderer: So my brand is Inspired Stewardship, and I run things through that lens of stewardship, and yet that's one of those words that I've discovered over the years means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. So when you hear the word stewardship, what does that word mean to you, and how has it impacted your life?

[00:25:35] Shawn Paul: It's funny you ask this question because this is something I've been dealing with for the last couple weeks and I gotta be careful how I say this, but I have somebody in my life that just they're a sort of figure in my life, but when it comes to stewardship, they give a person a wrong impression it's just I don't, I haven't used that for a couple of [00:26:00] weeks, so just throw it away or whatever just go and spend money and just again, I want to be very cautious how I say this because I don't want to shed a bad light, but I'm just saying it wasn't like a good example for me because God was like, at the same time like again, God provides first.

[00:26:19] I'm not one of these missionaries. I'm going to sit here and cry on your podcast and say, send me money. I'm not saying that, but it's just I was getting ready to go to the airport and I wanted to stop at a McDonald's before there, instead of spending the money in the airport why pay double if I could just stop at McDonald's and I, and the person like, Why?

[00:26:39] Why would you think that way? It just gave me a lecture and I was troubled about that. I was like really troubled about that. So on the plane, I was thinking about it on then once I got home I thought about it. I said, Lord I don't want to have a heart of just being a poor steward.

[00:26:56] I want to be careful why throw out this [00:27:00] extra food when I could just throw it in the refrigerator and eat it later? Why? And I know this sounds dumb but I think it's true and I'm going to go somewhere with this. So I have these paper towels and not, it's not the full sheet.

[00:27:12] It's they're divided into half sheets. So you could do a half sheet instead of full sheet. And I just felt like, why am I pulling out of doing the two, two wide instead of just a single wide. I'm wasting and again, I know people might say, that's dumb just take three, if you want, take five, if you want, But I think what it got down to this is in my prayer time I think the Lord said he that is faithful in little things greater things shall be added unto you and I believe that God showed me this he says sean i'm moving into you into an environment of Now I know that's a dirty word to some people.

[00:27:51] I'm not talking about crazy stuff. I'm just saying prosperity, meaning I can go on a vacation if I want, whatever it may be. I'm not talking about the [00:28:00] crazy prosperity messages that some people get upset about. But I'm just saying that sometimes we have this tendency, once we start prospering more, we start spending more.

[00:28:10] Oh, now I can get this. And now I can get that. But I think God is showing me as I prosper more, he wants me to be a better steward with those finances and not have this mindset. Oh, I can just waste stuff. I can just throw stuff. I just can go buy stuff hilariously and not even care that If it really is a plan of purpose, God, for me to buy it or not, going to that software, it's 129 a month I'm like, God, this is a lot of money and so instead of me just responding just knee jerk reaction, just go and get it because someone told me, no, I chewed on it for a couple of weeks I chewed on it and just said, Lord, I want you to tell me if this is something that you want me to do, because I want to be a good steward.

[00:28:52] So hopefully that kind of answers your question there. Okay.

[00:28:56] Scott Maderer: So this is my favorite question that I like to ask everybody. [00:29:00] Imagine for a minute that I invented this magic machine. And with this machine, I was able to pluck you from where you are today and transport you into the future, maybe 150, maybe 250 years.

[00:29:13] But through the power of this machine, you were able to look back and you were able to see your entire life and all of the connections, all of the ripples, all of the impacts that you've left behind. What impact do you hope you left behind in the world?

[00:29:26] Shawn Paul: My, my impact that I want to believe that I am going to leave is that I inspired people to live for Jesus.

[00:29:35] That's my mantra. That's what I live by to me, I want to somebody spoke over me years ago, said, Sean, you're an exhorter. You're an encourager people. And that's the life I want to live is to encourage people to live for Jesus.

[00:29:55] Scott Maderer: So what's on the roadmap? What's coming next as you continue on the journey this [00:30:00] year?

[00:30:01] Shawn Paul: The road map for me is life of Jesus Christ. As a missionary for the last 10 years we are taking a lot of things global. We are contacting, connecting with pastors and ministers around the world. So what we are doing in collaboration and partnership with our church is that we're building out an association for these pastors.

[00:30:22] So see, I have a voice in finding the plan of the purpose of God for your life, how to develop intimacy. These are things that I speak about. These are things that God's placed in my heart. But in saying that, I can't provide like leadership content. I can't provide content like such as how to develop a children's ministry how children's messages, things like that.

[00:30:42] So that's what we're doing. We're building. collaborating together to build out an association for that. Then basically, and I talked to you about this briefly in the pre thing is the coaching, the mentoring. I'm still, I'm, I don't want to say I'm struggling with that. I'm working that out with [00:31:00] God, how that looks.

[00:31:01] I don't necessarily want to do a coaching business as per se. I wanted to be that place where someone might say, Hey, look, can I talk to you? You seem like you might have some answers on how to find the plan of purpose. God, I just want to run some things past you. That's really where I'm seeing that.

[00:31:17] And I'm actually doing that right now. In the sense that there's two individuals that I'm mentoring and I'm helping them unpack that. But again, it's not necessarily as per se a coaching business. So I'm looking for those opportunities to connect with specific people to help them guide them through that process of finding the plan and purpose of God for their life.

[00:31:39] Scott Maderer: Awesome. So you can find out more about Sean Paul over at his site. He's mentioned it. It's life is jesuschrist. com. Of course, I'll have a link to that over in the show notes as well. Sean, anything else you'd like to share with the listener?

[00:31:57] Shawn Paul: Yeah. Just if you like what I said, the [00:32:00] encouragement and things like that, and I'm not trying to pimp a book or anything like that.

[00:32:03] I'm just saying, if you like what I'm saying and the encouragement, and you'd like to have more of this encouragement, just stop by and see me at. Lifeisjesuschrist. com. Because again, that's just really what I thrive on. I just wrote a blog article on living a life of peace. Now I'm going to be releasing a new blog article this Monday.

[00:32:26] So I just released a lot of content to just be an inspiration to you, just help you be encouraged to live this life that God has for you and to discover it, find it, and just run after it. Thanks for coming on. Thank you so much, Scott. It was awesome to be here and thank you so much.

[00:32:53] Scott Maderer: Thanks so much for listening to the Inspired Stewardship podcast. As a subscriber and listener, we challenge [00:33:00] you to not just sit back and passively listen, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling. If you enjoyed this episode please do us a favor. Go over to inspired stewardship.

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In today's episode, I ask Shawn about:

  • His journey from business owner to missionary...  
  • How we can learn how we can find God’s purpose for our lives...
  • How he’s building a platform to teach others the missionary mindset...
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Whatever it may be is holding them back. So that's, that's the first and foremost that I want to know is what, what is really holding that person back from actually diving deep into, Hey God, you have me, you have my life. You can do whatever you want with my life. I don't care. I'm willing to throw myself on the altar of God. - Shawn Paul

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