Change is uncomfortable. Transitions aren't usually enjoyable - but they are absolutely necessary ... if we intend on growing. Passing the baton, moving from one stage to another, rising to another level, turning the page into a new chapter. These are all metaphors we use to describe transitions.
You are not leading if you are not developing new leaders. Simply developing followers who flesh out your ideas and implement your vision won’t cut it. Having followers is not the defining characteristic of leadership. At its very core, leadership facilitates change. After all, if you are not leading people and teams toward change, what are you leading them to do? To be?
It’s crazy, but in order to be true to myself, I find a little rebellion necessary. It’s more than a phase, it’s an essential stage for my growth. Rebellion, for me, is nothing more than a means to an end: finding myself. I admit that I’m a little scared, but I cannot continue to accept all the assumptions and presumptions handed down to me. Up to this point, my identity has been defined by peer pressure and fear, so I must rebel for the sake of my own integrity or I must deny God’s design in me. My calling is unique to me; this is not my grandfather’s world, so I rebel for the sake of impacting my generation with the Gospel.
by Joy Nix One of my all-time favorite shows... Biggest Loser! It is amazing to me how quickly those people drastically change. When I watch this happen for them, it sparks a desire in me for something different. Have you ever looked into the mirror and wished to see an alteration? If yes, I am … Continue reading Drop the Weight
Isaiah 55:6-11 Dealing with dysfunction in self & In others Bumper sticker – "Normal people worry me" “We’re all Dysfunctional” Get over it! (“abnormal; impaired functioning” – body system, social grouping behavioral The Origin of our Defects – Why am I the way I am? , Who can we blame? Is alcoholism a disease? Or … Continue reading Dealing with Dysfunction
Matthew 7:7-12 What is prayer? Why do we pray? Do you get prayers answered? How many have ever gotten one, two, ten, 100, all? In this passage – there is a promise – a most amazing promise. This promise was given by Christ – it is unconditionally delivered to all mankind. This is not only … Continue reading The Mystery of Unanswered Prayer