Watch Out for These 3 Deceptions in the Marketplace

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deception (n): act of causing someone to accept as truth or valid what is false or invalid; to dupe, fake out, fool, misguide, misinform, mislead

The New King James Version of the Bible mentions "deception" or "deceive" 31 times. From the enemy being the father of lies (John 8:44) to his attempts to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10) anything good, the Word powerfully teaches us to be aware of the deceptive ways of the enemy.

3 Paths of Marketplace Deceptions

These deceptions come in three ways. First, they come directly from Satan. As marketplace impacters, we can overcome the enemy's direct deceptions "lest Satan should take advantage of us. For we are not ignorant of his devices" (2 Cor. 2:11).

Second, deceptions can come from both non-believers and believers, "For such are false apostles and deceitful workers, disguising themselves into apostles of Christ" (2 Cor. 11:13).

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Finally, we can simply deceive ourselves, so "Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool that he may be wise" (1 Cor. 3:18).

How to Recognize Marketplace Deceptions

Here is a 30-minute teaching I released to The Kingdom Institute – Pensacola hub that reviews dozens of ways we can easily be deceived in our work lives and how to recognize marketplace deceptions.

The activation activity at the end of the video broke off many attendees' deceptions, roadblocks and attempts to derail destiny and marketplace impact.

I encourage you to listen carefully to this YouTube teaching.

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Soon TKI - The Kingdom Institute will release our podcast channels where these teachings and more will be available for your audio learning time.

Would appreciate your feedback on this lesson and any suggestions for us to make your marketplace impact even greater!

Dr. Jim Harris is an executive coach, adviser and author of 14 award-winning business books. Download his free "31 Power Prayers to Prosper Your Business." Connect with Dr. Jim on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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