Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard
When we become angry with someone, we give up our ability to influence them. As soon as we lose the strength of our influence, we become ineffective as leaders. Leaders need thick skin, soft hearts, and the ability to quickly move past or overlook wrongs and mistakes.
We refuel our tank and maintain our saltiness by spending time feeding on God’s word and deeply connecting with godly people.
Every Christian gets tested to see what they are made of and to burn away anything that isn’t pure. It happens to famous godly people as well as to nobodies.
Success has no shortcuts. I heard a good saying this week “you can speed to your next ticket”. Taking shortcuts in life usually will have negative consequences. It’s especially tempting when we’re under a lot of stress—we tend to take shortcuts for instant gratification.
We have to be connected to a life giving source or we will burn ourselves out with the stresses of life and work. When I find myself exhausted and stressed out mentally I have to ask myself, What is my feeding source for my soul?
Being part of the kingdom of God isn’t as complicated as we sometimes make it.
I know folks who silence their conscience because the cost is too high. They’ll always pay an even higher price later.
Developing a strong root system is something we as a company have been talking a lot about. Individually, we need a deep, healthy root system to sustainably grow our character.
In the meetings we’ve scheduled for this week, I have my plans. But ultimately I’m relying on the Lord to show me what to say. I’ve committed our meetings to the Lord. I’m committing our actions as a company to the Lord and we will succeed.
The spiritual heart is where life comes from. If we don’t like the course we’re on, we need a change of heart. If we don’t guard our hearts, we’ll not likely fulfill our dreams.
We all want to be known by others for something we’ve done. It’s okay to want this, but not okay to let it drive us, or we’ll do some stupid things. Sometimes famous people do crazy things because they desperately want to be known for something.
Picture a parent following a little child around picking up after her. When we’re struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups, God is coming right alongside us, helping to pick up our messes and telling us that his unfailing love is always there.
If we love money more than the people around us, we will never be satisfied. True satisfaction comes from our relationship with God and the people around us.