Friday, May 31st, 2019

Every successful leader knows how to make lemonade. Let’s be honest, life is filled with lemons. It’s just plain difficult at times and hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel, but if we’re going to witness the hand of God, then we have to trust, endure, and find a way to make lemonade despite the hand we’ve been dealt.… Read the rest

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

A leader does more than pray, but he doesn’t do anything until he prays. Nothing happens without it, and nothing is more powerful within it. People can reject our appeals, our arguments, ourselves, but they are totally defenseless against our prayers. It’s just fun to think about.… Read the rest

Monday, May 27th, 2019

It’s been said, “The size of your dream determines the size of your God.” Now, I’m not encouraging us to be ridiculous in our belief – just that we don’t limit God with our faith. Jesus said, “According to our faith it shall be done.” Maximize your faith and minimize those fears. Let God be bigger than anything of man.… Read the rest

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Ask yourself: What brings our team back week in and week out? Have we fostered an environment where ideas are welcomed and actually wanted? Strong morale is built upon a foundation of mutual respect and appreciation for the talents and gifts each person brings to the table.… Read the rest

Friday, May 24th, 2019

We must lead with an OPEN MIND. Martha Stewart once said, “Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” The Bible says, “Cynics look high and low for wisdom – and never find it; the open-minded find it right on their doorstep” (Proverbs 14:6). A true heart of open-mindedness is that we can learn in any situation from any individual person.… Read the rest

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Make moments. I think we forget that every day is a gift; therefore, we must learn to live with a grateful heart, making every moment count. One of the saddest realities for me, as a pastor, is how many times I’ve heard families express regret at a funeral. Death has a way of helping us see what’s most important. Unfortunately, death is always too late in looking back. So don’t live in regret when you have today to live for Christ. Make moments.… Read the rest

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Loving the lost is always worth any labor required. I have to be honest, in my line of work, people can be difficult (and, of course, I can be difficult). But I’ve watched people walk away, curse God’s Name, and literally spit in my face. But later, they become some of my greatest allies. Love is always worth the labor. Love endures.… Read the rest

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Love always gets involved. Sometimes, the easiest thing to do is to give up, walk away – but true love cannot. I’ve come to learn, and believe, what the Bible teaches: “Love does cover a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). And in the end, love always wins. Don’t give up – get involved – stay the course – and watch what God can do.… Read the rest

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Lost people matter to God. When it’s all said and done, the greatest thing we can do is lead someone to Jesus. Never lose sight that leadership must have an eternal resolve. My greatest joy is when God privileges me to help another discover His love and His grace. To imagine winning a National Championship – knowing that some of the team will be separated from Christ forever – that’s a LOSS.… Read the rest

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Living for a cause is always greater than any conflict you face. Conflicts are a part of life, and we must never allow them to become distractions from what we do. Leaders face battles; therefore, they face them and learn from them – and then continue to lead, fighting the fight, and finishing the race.… Read the rest

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Life happens by choice, not by chance. Leaders never consider luck. They don’t gamble – there’s too much at stake. They do their homework, they look at every possible scenario – and then they pull the trigger. They understand that their decisions carry great responsibility – what’s luck got to do with it?… Read the rest

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Leaders should always say, “What can I do to make others’ lives better?” Leaders are investors, not just mere contributors. We want results – that’s what makes us leaders. And the results we want should be the betterment of another. This is the fundamental reality of a leader. Imagine if every day we gave ourselves to helping others achieve their dreams, to discover a better life – is there any greater joy than that?… Read the rest

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Leaders protect their plans from premature death. I’ve always wondered how many dreams God has given that will never come to fruition because the dreamer gave up too early. We need to make sure our dreams are worth dying for. “If only” should never be a part of a leader’s vocabulary. It’s not ‘could have, would have, should have’ – when it comes to leading, it’s all about a matter of WHEN. “We must run in such a way that we win” (1 Corinthians 9:24). Don’t start something you’re not willing to finish.… Read the rest

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Leaders not only see what is, but what can be. “Where there is no vision the people perish” (Proverbs 19:18). We have to learn to dream big dreams. Life was never intended to be survived, but lived – that requires vision. Think about it this way: If you have no vision, then where are you taking those you lead?… Read the rest

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Leaders have the courage to confront. Saying the difficult is never easy. And sometimes, saying it right can even be harder – but saying nothing is never an option. When working with people, there are always times we have to have those eye-to-eye, painful discussions – but that’s what growth is about. Leaders have to care enough to help someone else grow. Remember, first check your heart – if you couldn’t take it, then don’t dish it.… Read the rest

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Kindness is the most powerful force we have in today’s world. It can, and will, change anything. Kindness leverages the ability to speak into another’s life. People are always more open to a message, even a painful one, when it’s wrapped in kindness. “Speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). So kill ‘em with kindness.… Read the rest

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost – so be like Jesus. “I have not come to invite good people, but sinners to change their hearts and lives” (Luke 5:32). We have been given a mandate by God to reach our world around us. Whatever venue in which we are privileged to lead, it still comes back to the same call – be light in a dark world – that they too may know.… Read the rest