Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

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

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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

Monday, February 5th, 2018

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

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

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

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

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

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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 to 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

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

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

Friday, January 26th, 2018

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

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

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

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Character is that quality of who you are when no one’s looking. It’s your fundamental make-up. It’s the person you have to live with and the one for which you will ultimately answer. Pull back every layer of your life and character is what remains. Paul writes, “Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it. Both you and those who hear you will experience salvation” (1 Timothy 4:16).… Read the rest