The pastor at my church said hurt people, hurt people. But free people, free people. I began to write down the differences between the two groups and what I found was a pretty big eye-opener, especially as it relates to leadership.
I have good news for people who want more. You have the ability to make ‘right now’ your moment. Step one, go get a mirror. Step two, ask yourself the following questions. You’re going to find out some interesting things.
Jesus has haters. From before he was born, all the way to now, his haters are all around us. He reminds us that while living for him, we will experience this fate as well. Seems like a shame, but there is value in understanding that not everyone is going to like you. Read on for three specific things haters can do for you. Continue reading “3 ways ‘haters’ can help you.”
Talking to God through prayer and meditation has many benefits. As a leader, it’s paramount to our success that we remain vigilant in this effort. When we falter in our daily communication with Him, we lose focus. God gives us the proper way to pray in Matthew 6: 9-13. The Lord’s Prayer is the perfect outline. Here are three things about prayer that will lead to the proper utilization of this divine interaction.
Many of us get fooled into thinking that our purpose has to be “earth shattering”. We have often psyched ourselves out of finding our purpose, because we associate it with a major task. Finding our purpose means that now, we have to work hard. Some people do a lot of soul-searching, questions, countless nights, introspective observation and back-breaking labor to crack the surface of who they are and more importantly, where they are going. It doesn’t have to be that deep or hard and I offer 3 ways to find our your purpose.
The simple truth is, you can’t have it, just because you want it. You’ll hear a lot of people say, “you can have it, if you want it”. If you believe it, you can achieve it. That’s why motivational speakers do so well because people that listen to them are searching for anything to latch onto. Anything but the truth.
What is free, available to all, and immeasurably valuable, yet used improperly by some leaders?
A promise is something that elicits a strong emotional response. Your promise enables people to believe in you, only to have their hopes shattered when you fall short. During the sermon on the mount, Jesus reminds us that we should not make promises at all, for any reason. Simply because we have no idea if we will be able to keep them.
I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.
1. Accept the mistake.
2. Don’t beat yourself up.
3. Find value.
4. Have a main goal to shift back to.
5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Today we explore #5- Don’t take yourself too seriously.
My prayer life is becoming the most important part of my life. It’s a direct line of contact between myself and the creator of the universe. He loves me. I cannot do anything worthwhile without God and I can do anything with God. No weapons formed against me shall prosper and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This post speaks to the importance of my prayer life.