What in the world is a “Converterlator”?
Well, until I decided to write my book there was no such word as Converterlator! I created the word to describe the change that occurs in the life of a child of God who is shifting the gears of their life from park to drive. This transformation propels them into a life of converterlating and brings positive change into their lives from both an earthly and eternal standpoint. A Converterlator is actively working to bring about kingdom change using all of the resources God has made available him or her. A Converterlator understands God’s purposes for giving us time, talent, and treasure to use for him. The purpose for doing so brings glory to our Creator God as we live an exciting and fulfilling life here on earth and build treasure for ourselves in heaven. This is a key principle of KingdomNomics: living a disciplined life committed to experiencing maximum returns in life and eternity.
Every human being born into this world is facing two undeniable facts:
- The first is that we are in this world for a brief period of time and then we face a physical death.
- The second is that each one of us will live in eternity. We will enter it either to be in the presence of God, or we will be eternally separated from him … forever.
Our eternal destiny is determined by the relationship we have with God the Father through his Son, Jesus Christ. In the meanwhile, we have a life to live here on earth! The Bible is our guide in how we should not only live our lives here on earth, using our time, talent, and treasure for God’s glory, but also how we should prepare for entering the world that will last forever. It is important that we understand the biblical principles of stewardship in order to clarify how we are agents of change in this world with rewards in heaven for all that we accomplish here on earth using those resources.
The apostle Paul wrote these words to encourage us:
In a race everyone runs, but only one person gets first prize. So run your race to win. To win the contest you must deny yourselves many things that would keep you from doing your best. An athlete goes to all this trouble just to win a blue ribbon or a silver cup, but we do it for a heavenly reward that never disappears.
—1 Corinthians 9:24–25, TLB
In what ways are you currently using the resources God has blessed you with to further his kingdom?