The spiritual war continues… (Posting an update to this from March 2017)

IMG_0365I am still in the middle of a spiritual war. It can be very painful. I feel my soul being torn part. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 gave me peace and encouragement tonight. The verses enlightened me to the fact that, while in the midst of this struggle, I can change my thought pattern.

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One thing I really love about God

IMG_0403There are a lot of things I love about God.  He’s real, He created everything, He never changes, He’s mysteriously on time, He’s always right, He’s always got our back, He forgives us everytime, etc…  I’m not even scratching the surface of all the things God does for us.  Our tiny human brains can’t encompass all of His glory.  There’s one thing I especially love about God, that we as “bosses in the middle” need to remember when making decisions.

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Hating Christians

IMG_0401Some people say that if you don’t have haters, you’re not doing it right. That statement is very true for me, as a leader trying to uphold Christian values in a secular profession. For some reason, there are people that don’t like me and I believe it is because I am a Christian. Along with being a Christian comes certain stereotypes. Among them are we all hate gay people, we’re hypocrites and we believe in a fairy tales. We are irrational and judgmental. These are just a few off the top of my head and they are far from the truth.
When people believe stereotypes about a certain group or culture, it dictates their interactions with that group. This isn’t fair, but that’s life. So what do we do?

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Every leader needs to know this.

IMG_0389Things won’t always go our way.  At times, we’ll have problems leading ourselves and others.  For various reasons, our ability to influence and motivate will disappear.  We will seemingly exhaust every resource in search of answers, only to come up empty.  We may even begin to doubt that God can or will help us, based on the degree of our obedience to His will.  Sometimes we forget who God is and how many great things He has accomplished.  As a boss in the middle of this life, it is crucial that these thoughts do not overtake us.  See the following tips on how to remember who God is.

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How to stop worrying, like a boss.

IMG_0382.PNGThis isn’t one of those bible verses that are hard to understand or easily taken out of context.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

It’s the old classic, “don’t worry” verse.  But, there’s more to it.  As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, it’s essential that you understand this truth.

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All words matter.

IMG_0379If a father says to his daughter, “you’re beautiful”, she believes it. If he tells his son, “you can do it”, the son also believes. In both cases, if they trust the parent, the children normally won’t ask a lot of questions. Read on to see the opposite effect.

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It’s Monday, again…

IMG_0373I am not normally overwhelmed with enthusiasm about Mondays.  I really like weekends.  Probably a little too much.  Weekends break up the monotony and allow me to spend time with family.  I can work on projects around the house or do general clean up.  If the mood hits me, I can invite people over.  I have freedom.  No meetings to attend, no reports are due, and I can do what I want pretty easily.  Makes it tough to get excited for work on a Monday morning.  But, since work is necessary, I had to change my perspective.  Continue reading to see what I did.

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I am the “boss in the middle” of a spiritual war.

IMG_0365I am in the middle of a spiritual war.  It is very painful.  I can feel my soul being tugged back and forth between good and evil.  1 Corinthians 16:13-14 gave me peace and encouragement tonight.  The verses enlightened me to the fact that, while in the midst of this struggle, there is a way to be.  The first step is to recognize that I am at war for my soul.

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God will help you move mountains, but you need to bring a shovel.

img_0288God loves you and is there to help.  This does not only apply to when you have a big goal to reach, this also applies when you are resisting temptations.  This happened to me yesterday.  I was tempted to do something wrong, I prayed and asked God to lift it from me.  But then, the temptation only became stronger.

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Did you remember to ask God?

img_0363God wants us to utilize His power, but sometimes we forget to ask him for it.  Why?  Maybe we think we can handle it.  Maybe we think God doesn’t care.  Maybe we’re afraid.  This list can go for awhile, so let’s get to the heart of this article.  Here are 5 reasons why we should remember to ask God about everything.

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