Friday, March 6th, 2020

In this world we teach independence as the mark of maturity. As parents, we teach our children to grow up by learning to think and live on their own. Children grow up, and we want to aid this process. However, in God’s world, it is precisely the opposite. The mark of maturity, according to God, is dependence – a full and complete dependence on Him. Thus, as we grow, He longs that we’d be like a helpless infant, fully and totally dependent upon Him as our source for everything.… Read the rest

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

As I mentioned yesterday, self-reflection is one of the great leadership needs. Thus, if we’re going to have supernatural success, we have to have God’s supernatural power. To SEE Him, we have to SEEK Him. So as we self reflect, we need to ask ourselves: How are we doing in our relationship with God?… Read the rest

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Self-aware leaders can actually lead others; but the lack of it can, and will, harm others. As Pastor Craig Groeschel wrote, “The greatest challenge in leadership, then, is not leading others; it’s learning to lead oneself.” Learn to self reflect, and do it often. The more you know you, the better you will lead another.… Read the rest

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Saying yes to a few things means that you must learn to say no to many other things. We’ve all heard the validity of doing a few things well, and many things just okay. No effective leader is spread thin. Do what you must, and empower others to do what they can. As one of my mentors always told me, “Less is always more.”… Read the rest

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

There are three successions that we must understand as leaders. First, we LOVE. It’s the foundation for everything we do. “And the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Second, we LAUGH. Joy is contagious. It moves a person from feeling like they are on the outside to being on the inside. Finally, we LEARN. I truly believe that knowledge for the mere sake of knowledge is useless. To know something, yet do nothing with it, makes no sense to me. Thus, this part of the succession is teaching people to take what they’ve learned and teach it to someone else.… Read the rest

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Leadership is best provided in the moment, not in a class or seminar. Classroom-type instruction and guidance is necessary, but it’s in the moment that reveals what a person truly learned. So learn to walk WITH them (in the moment), don’t just talk TO them (in the classroom). Jesus, time and time again, took His disciples out into their world around them and coached them in the moment.… Read the rest

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

I want to give you three plausible steps to leadership: EMBRACE them; EQUIP them; EMPOWER them. Think of these three as being in a circular pattern where those whom we empower will go out and embrace others as we had embraced them. I truly believe that the goal of raising up leaders is not to have them serve us, but to go and serve (love) others.… Read the rest

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Have you ever gotten upset by the simplest thing like driving through a construction zone and/or having to take an alternate route? How about having to change your clothes after you spilled something? Always remember, change represents an inconvenience, but it’s the inconvenience that reveals much about ourselves. Watch how you face them and handle them.… Read the rest

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

“Until I am committed, there is a hesitancy, a chance to draw back. But the moment I definitely commit myself, then God moves also, and a whole stream of events erupt. All manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, persons and material assistance which come my way begin to flow toward me – the moment I make a commitment” (John C. Maxwell – “The Recipe for Leadership,” INJOY Life Club).… Read the rest

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Biblical illiteracy is plaguing the church. God’s people are just ignorant of His Truth. For example, one of the most frequently quoted passages from the Bible is, “God helps those who help themselves” – and the fact is, it’s not even in there. “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet,” the Psalmist wrote, “and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). It’s crazy to think that in today’s world a child cannot read their Bible in school, but they can in prison.… Read the rest

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

If we want to hear God’s voice, then we must separate ourselves from the world. “Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people, who do not follow the example of world, or join those who have no use for God” (Psalm 1:1). Paul tells us that “the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God” (1 Corinthians 3:19). The Christian life begins when we step away from the world and step toward His Word.… Read the rest