Anger & Effort. Boss in the middle. Day 11 prayer challenge.

IMG_0461So today, I woke up and prayed.  I will be honest and tell you that I did it in bed again  and I don’t remember getting a specific word from God.  Maybe He didn’t want to talk to me this morning?  Maybe I should work on getting out of bed and getting in my “war room”?  I did however, decide to focus on two things.  Anger & Effort.

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Prayer Challenge…

IMG_0422You can do it!  You’ve got to believe in yourself, before anyone else does.  Stay in the game and hunt down your fears, until they can no longer exist in the same space as your dreams.  If you believe in God and lean on him, you’ll have access to true power.  He is the one who will remove stumbling blocks and increase your level of life.  All you need to do is submit to His will.  It’s funny how we all learn this as young Christians, but for some reason, we decided to take our will back.  Then we get mad that we’re not where we want to be or feel like we’re behind in our mission.

We set ourselves up for failure by not following his simple rules for an abundant life.  If you’re off track, start off by praying to God for 10 minutes every morning, before you do anything else.  See how your week goes and then increase to 15 minutes the next week.

Come back here in two weeks and tell me what happened.  I’ll do it to and report the results on my blog.  Let’s call this a “prayer challenge”.

I’m excited!  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Don’t waste your focus.

IMG_0375As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, we are always focused on something. Sometimes it’s exactly what we should focus on, sometimes it’s not. But we are always focused. Basically, we need to focus, on what we focus on. I am purposely saying the word “focus” a lot. It should be a focal point. Read on for my perspective of proper and improper focus.

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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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Make your promises count.

img_0354Came across this verse as I was reading tonight.  I wanted to write an article that was short and spiritual.  Something like this:

It is a very rare thing for me to make promises.  I simply don’t want to break them.  I don’t want my words to be taken lightly.  I say something and I’m sincere about it.  As a boss in the middle, we should all follow this model.

That, however, is an irresponsible and untrue representation of the truth.  Let me explain who I really am and what I learned tonight.

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Things I need to tell myself.

img_0352There are things I’ve learned about myself which can only be described as character defects.  Flaws that at times, can make my life more painful than necessary.  As a result, I have made up a lot of sayings, quips, analogies and acronyms to remember who I am and my purpose.  I’ll share some of these things with you.

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What are you sharpening?

img_0347Proverbs 27:17 states that as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Sharpening others requires us to use our influence. With this influence comes great responsibility. We should always be aware of what we are sharpening.

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You are a “boss in the middle”. Free will says so.

img_0340It’s common knowledge that we have free will.  God gave us this so we’d be free to genuinely love Him.  He states in Mark 8: 34-35 that, if we want true life, we need to drop our own desires in order to follow Him and support His kingdom.  By extension, He is also saying, you have a choice!

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Defeat Nervousness

img_0322Have you ever had to do something that made you nervous? It could be a particular project or a conversation. You may be preparing to confront someone or go into a meeting you know will be uncomfortable. The thought of doing it gives you an anxious lump in your throat and butterflies in your stomach. As leaders, these situations are inevitable. Read on for four ways to calm your nerves and come out on top.

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