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Practice Playing Second Fiddle

If a strong musician backs up a weaker musician, the music often sounds much better. If team members fill in the gaps where a leader is weak, then the results are powerful. If we as leaders support the people around us, we’ll help them become better men and women. It takes tremendous humility to support someone whom we perceive as …

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The Hide and Seek God

How many times have I walked along through life and Jesus was right there walking with me but I didn’t know it? Just as a thief or a sniper could be watching me right now, just as people see my life when I don’t think they’re looking, or just as the angels protect me from danger I don’t see, Jesus …

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You Don’t Always Have to Know

Trust—a word that can lose its luster in our culture. But at its core, trust is the foundation of faith. It’s the ability to set aside our own understanding, and believe that God has a better plan for our lives. Sometimes we ask God, “Why did this happen?” Perhaps God is whispering, “You don’t need to know. Trust me. Walk by …

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The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer. Thomas J. Watson

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You can’t create a successful organization that runs on its own. It needs a constant infusion of human energy and information, to not only stay with, but ahead of the current. Phillip

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Consider It…Pure Joy?

We can’t escape trials. We can pout our way through life, resisting change, but life still happens. According to this verse, we’re to accept challenges with…pure joy? That seems a bit of a stretch, but that’s exactly what it says. The word pure implies not tainted with any falseness or pretense. Not with grumbling, fear, or resistance either. We’re to …

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‘Appeasement’ is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile, one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Sometimes what was once our greatest fear becomes our closest companion. The same wilderness where Jesus was sorely tempted was where he now withdrew to for refreshment. Gina Cohen

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Imagine standing before God someday and He asks, “What did you do with what I gave you?” What would you tell him? Bill Hybels

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Just Show Up and Lead

Leaders make or break their teams. The power given to a leader can destroy people if it’s not handled as a sacred trust. Excellent leaders are remembered for many years. Leaders should: Lord, help us leaders to not take advantage of others, to not seek personal gain, and to not feed our egos and insecurities. Teach us to listen to …

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Give God Your Ordinary, Everyday Life

So often we think our lives won’t matter unless we do big things. Then we think we really would have something to show for ourselves. But God is asking us to give him what we already are doing. He works with simple, normal, and common stuff. He wants us like we are. We can present our everyday lives as our …

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I tell my friends, “Please tell me the truth. If you don’t tell me the truth, life will.” Phillip

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If you try to build intimacy with another person BEFORE you’ve done the hard work of getting whole YOURSELF, all of your relationships will be attempts to complete yourself. Les Parrott

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A Healthy, Serving Heart

What we write on our hearts determines who we are, what we say and do, and how we affect others. If your tablet is messy, ask God to wipe it clean. Then read the Bible’s instructions and promises, and take them in. To write them on your heart, you spend time thinking about them. Then when life happens you have …

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Defining the Call

Jesus told some people to follow him. He told others to go home. Each of us has a specific calling. I tried so many things when I was searching for direction from God. I pursued being a pastor, a missionary, a counselor and even a worship leader. I went full force into each of these. I pastored a home church. …

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A leader’s responsibility isn’t to make all the right decisions. It’s to surround himself with—and listen to—the right people so the best decisions are made. Andy Stanley