Finding (Kingdom) Purpose in the Corporate World with Madeline Madrigal

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Meet Madeline Madrigal, founder of Power of 3 Services, which advises individuals and businesses on how to walk out their Kingdom purpose in the corporate world. In this interview with Felisha Ellison, Madeline shares tips to get you started.


What led you to start Power of 3 Services? 

Madeline: The impetus behind launching Power of 3 Services was obedience to the Lord. He gave me the vision for an advising services company years ago and I began building the foundation (website, operations, etc.), but as my walk with Him became stronger and He stirred confidence in the gifts He gave me, the vision became clearer and He shortly ordered my steps to launch the company.

Is there meaning behind the name of your brand? If so, what is it & how did it come about?

Madeline: I find it beautifully overwhelming how intentional the Lord is with every vision He gives us and this was no different. He revealed the company name to me in a vision as a light bulb with an exponent of three. The Biblical symbolism of three is the Trinity: the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Every skill, talent, and spiritual gift that has manifested in my life is a gift from our gracious Father. Power of 3 Services is just that: services offered to my clients that are powered by the Trinity.

How does Power of 3 Services work? What should a customer expect to experience?

Madeline: Power of 3 Services offers two pillars of services: business advising and individual career advising. In our end-to-end business advising, we partner with our clients during any or all phases along the business cycle such as launch planning, process improvement, margin improvement strategies and modeling, growth strategies and planning, project management, and many more. As individual career advisors, we partner with clients to unpack career frustration, identify spiritual gifts and talents, navigate corporate politics, and advise on how and when to have a conversation regarding raises and interview prep.  

Power of 3 Services is passionate about partnering with clients on every aspect of their endeavors and spiritual well-being. If we are launching your business, we will also ensure you are spending quality time with your loved ones and advise on how your Kingdom purpose can either be manifested or flow more efficiently through your business. Similarly, for career advising, in addition to addressing challenges in your career, we work to unpack and uproot bad seeds that may be manifesting themselves in your career and life. Our goal is to cultivate your Kingdom purpose in the corporate world, whether it is just for this season or for the entirety of your career.

What do you enjoy most about leading Power of 3 Services?

Madeline: The most enjoyable - and also humbling - part of my role as founder is witnessing skills or lessons that I perceived to be mistakes in turn have a positive impact on others. Our Father is so good and does not allow any detour or disobedience go to waste. Watching Him use my journey, mistakes, detours- use me - for His glory in advising others in their Kingdom purpose is immensely humbling but I am overflowing with joy.

What is the most challenging part of entrepreneurship? How do you overcome this challenge?

Madeline: So far, the most challenging part has been balancing entrepreneurship with my current job, serving, and family. I wholeheartedly commit to excellence in everything I do as I know it is unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:23-24). This has certainly stretched me in this season.  

I overcome this challenge by surrendering my day to Him every morning. I seek His wisdom and guidance for discerning what needs to be done and what can wait. This has required tremendous growth and dying of my flesh, but it has also brought freedom knowing I do not have to carry that yoke; I can trust His guidance and eternal perspective versus my own.

How do you stay motivated on a weekly basis?

Madeline: His sweet grace is a tremendous contributor to weekly motivation. I also meditate on His truth daily (oftentimes more than once a day) and remind myself that it is a privilege to serve and honor the Lord with Power of 3 Services.

Power of 3 Services is more than just a business. 90 percent of the world’s workforce finds work to be a source of frustration; they take their frustration home and that has a negative impact on their families, communities, and the country overall. We help entrepreneurs and individuals walk in Kingdom purpose and  find eternal joy and fulfillment in the work they do and services they provide.

Power of 3 Services is more than my personal objective or agenda; it is a vision from God and I do not take it lightly. My motivation is the people waiting on my obedience; my motivation is honoring God with every part of my life, including my business.

What is your go-to Bible verse for inspiration?

Madeline: There are three verses that I keep close to my heart especially as I continue to take leaps of faith and grow in my relationship with the Lord.

1.     "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” - Jeremiah 31:3 

2.     “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” - Numbers 23:19

3.     “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  - Hebrews 11:1

These three verses encompass so much of who the Lord has revealed Himself to be: loving, graceful, faithful and trustworthy.

What is your #1 tip for readers who may be searching for their purpose?

Madeline: I advise anyone who is searching for their purpose to seek God and talk to Him. We often overcomplicate it. Just talk to God and read the Word. We are made in His image; when we know Him, we come to know ourselves and He reveals our purpose to us.

Cultivating a God-centered community is also important to learning  what Kingdom purpose means, confirming what you are hearing in prayer as well as helping you see what walking in purpose looks like. Power of 3 Services offers individual advising for anyone interested in what Kingdom purpose means and what it looks like to model in your job every single day. Contact us (m.madrigal@powerof3services.com) for your free consultation!  

How does one carry a Godly purpose into a secular environment such as the corporate world? Aren’t these two areas mutually exclusive?

Madeline: Unfortunately, the world has led us to believe that the corporate world is secular. As believers we know God is the creator of all things; in Exodus 19:5 the Lord tells Moses “...for all the earth is mine…” thus we cannot accept and operate as though His earth stops at the doors of corporations. As believers in the corporate setting we are responsible to be His light (Matthew 5:13). That can mean using your spiritual gifts of administration, giving, leadership, etc. in your day-to-day job. It also means upholding your witness by maintaining integrity and operating in excellence in all you do since all our work is unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23). As believers in corporate, we often expect our purpose to be a grandiose manifestation of God behind our laptops, but He seeks our obedience with simple acts before He trusts us with more. These simple acts of God’s light include showing up on time, being kind to others when your flesh wants to be passive aggressive via email, showing grace to the new person who is taking longer to learn than you would like, etc.

We carry our Kingdom purpose in the corporate world by dying of our flesh in everything about our jobs; that is how His light shines even in the corporate world.

Are there any last thoughts that you would like to share with Wit + Grace Magazine readers?

Madeline: At Power of 3, we understand that taking on a project or managing your career is not always easy. It is especially not easy when you feel torn between the world and the Word. We advise individuals and companies on managing projects from strategy to implementation in purpose with the Lord’s will.

The mission of Power of 3 Services is to advise and edify individuals and business owners toward alignment with their Kingdom purpose in the corporate world. We wholeheartedly believe you are called to have joy and fulfillment in the corporate world and we are passionate about partnering with you on that discovery.  

My team and I are ready to help you develop and manage strategies for not only thriving in the corporate world but also living with eternal purpose and joy. Your success is Kingdom success. Contact us at m.madrigal@powerof3services.com for your initial consultation.

RSVP for Madeline’s Instagram Live Small Group Session on Kingdom Purpose on June 25th at 7:30pm here: https://mailchi.mp/ddbc503c3d2d/kingdompurposexcorpworld

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When God Redirects Your Life to His 'Yes!'

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by Julissa Soriano

“Cast a large net and see what returns to you.”

That was the advice that a wise friend gave to me at the beginning of this new season that was preceded by seasons of seemingly endless disappointment and pain.

After graduating college two years ago, I began searching for direction in my life. After praying about it, I felt called to do missionary work. So in October of 2016, I went on The World Race, an eleven-month missionary trip that took me to seventeen countries. Throughout the year I met incredible people from around the world and it completely changed the way I viewed life.  

But, when I returned to America I hit a wall. Actually, I hit a couple of walls. There were many roads that led to dead ends. And if I am being honest I didn’t really seek opportunities because I was easily overwhelmed by everything. It was like God was telling me that New York wasn’t where I belonged but I had no idea. Something was just off and I could not put a finger on it.

God shut down job opportunities, a relationship, living on my own, and grad school. I thought for sure all of these things would work out. They were all really good things, right? These were areas in my life I prayed for and believed in.

Every closed door taught me more about myself and my ideas about prosperity and success. I thought true prosperity was a job title, a busy schedule, a relationship status, how skinny I was, an account balance, how many thriving friendships I had, my educational level, and material possessions.

Common buzzwords at my church were, “There is more!” “More increase!” Or my favorite.  “Expansion!” Our definition of prosperity in the Western church is MORE, MORE, MORE. Ask for more, believe for more, and receive more, AMEN!!?? But what if the only thing I got was more of God and His presence? Would I be satisfied with just that? I walked away from church confused sometimes. I thought to myself, “God you are good, and I love you with all my heart. So why aren’t you doing this for me? Where is the fruit?”

After applying to graduate school and receiving a denial letter, I cried a ton. There I was yet again experiencing a loss. I had reached the end of myself. All I could do was lay on my aunt's floor and sob until I was physically exhausted.

But God continued to comfort me. Although I didn’t see Him do the works in my life that I wanted him to, He did offer me peace, unending joy, comfort, and greater intimacy with Him. I was perfectly lost in His presence. He reminded me what true prosperity was.

True prosperity is eternal life. True prosperity is what happens to your soul because that is the only thing that instead of monetary value has eternal value. Think of anything in your life that lasts forever. Exactly. Peter talks about how to receive eternal life in 2 Peter 1:3-11.

He said, "Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received!" 

All that truly mattered was my relationship with Jesus.

The plan was if grad school didn’t work I would move to California. I went on a fast and one day I begged God to give me a word in the Bible. I didn’t want my move to be an emotional decision. I didn’t want to run from my problems, because I knew they would follow me wherever I go. When I opened the bible page I landed on “Whatever is on your heart, go and do it; God is with you.” (1 Chronicles 17:2) That same day I booked a one-way ticket to California, leaving on May 1.

Ending this chapter in New York has made me think about how far I’ve come since my real birthday, August 28, 2012, the day I was baptized. I think about how lost and distorted my view of God was. I thought of God as this observer calculating His love for me based on my every move. If I did wrong I would pay, if I did right He would give me good things. It sounds silly now but it’s true.

He is a God who is in the business of being patient, obedient, and steadfast. The further along in our walk with Him, the more He begins to test us so we can grow spiritually. He roots for us! Everyone always says God doesn’t give you something you can’t handle. I disagree with that. Maybe at the beginning of our walk, He gives us what we can handle. As we grow stronger, I believe He gives us things He knows we can’t handle so we can only rely on Him. God wants to flex and get all the glory.

More recently, I learned to seek God and trust Him, even more, when all my efforts fail and I feel hopeless. I learned that chaos bows down to me. Chaos serves me so that in the midst of it I can gain the character and strength to fight bigger battles. I learned that all authority belongs to my Dad, and He works everything out for me. I learned that my Dad holds a staff and a rod in His hand to pull me back to Him and ward off my enemies. My Father lovingly placed no’s in my life to redirect me to His yes.

So here’s to a new season in LA. Like Abraham with the Israelites, I have no idea what the next step is. All I know is He is sending me to LA. My responsibility now is to turn my faith into action. So I am doing all that I can with faith and trusting God with the impossible. I am glad I get to experience this new season in my life with a restored value system and the correct meaning of true prosperity. Everything else in this life is an added bonus.

I am excited to take you along on my journey!

 

Julissa Soriano earned a B.A in Journalism and has a passion for arts, fashion, beauty, travel, humanitarian work, women empowerment, and animal rights. She is currently a blogger and Associate Editor for Wit + Grace Magazine.