#inspiration

Leading Well…

Before you can lead others, you must put in your time serving others. Pay your dues, so to speak. Other people need to know you are trustworthy, reliable, and that you are willing to help develop them. This holds true whether you are leading an organization or your family. Leaders have a servants heart…

Standard
#inspiration

Pain…

To build muscle, we feel the pain of lifting weights. To build resilience, we must face our challenges head on. There is no way around them. Pain is the gateway to strength…

Standard
#inspiration

Opinions…

We concern ourselves about what others think of us. Their opinions do not matter because they have no authority over our lives. Focus on yourself, and take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Everything will fall into place. Let others think whatever they want. You know the truth…

Standard
#inspiration

Searching…

Everyone you meet is searching for two things: their identity and their purpose. We have this in common. Focus on connecting with others by seeing them this way, not through our obvious differences. Make an impact on someone…

Standard
#inspiration

Goodness…

Since the beginning of time as we know it, there has been evil in the world. Yet, there’s a lot of good, too. Don’t be afraid to rock the boat against injustice. Speak up for those who feel like they don’t have a voice. We need more good people to lead well…

Standard
#inspiration

Rainy Days…

I love the rain. We seldom see much rain in Texas, so perhaps the rarity of rain makes me appreciate it more. It’s the same with the people we are grateful for in our lives. Let’s make sure they know they are appreciated and loved by our actions…

Standard
#inspiration

Inside/Out

All across society, we see people who are trying to find themselves through external means. I’ve done it myself, which I discussed in my book, “Killing My Father Then Finding Him.” Here’s some truth: we find our value when we realize God created us exactly how He wanted us to be. Accept that truth and you will accept yourself…

Standard
#inspiration

Unified…

How do you get two people who see things differently to come together? You don’t, because it’s already happening. No one is in perfect alignment with anyone else. God made us different from each other in every way. I’m guessing He likes variety, but I doubt He likes seeing his children at each other’s throats. Recognize our differences, even within our own families. Embrace the differences and unify. We are better together…

Standard
#inspiration

Happy?

At wedding receptions, people make toasts to the newlyweds. Most of those toasts include wishing the couple a lifetime of happiness. That’s not realistic. I’m not being a downer here, but if you’re pursuing a life that’s happy all the time, you will not find it. Happiness is moment by moment. We live in a broken world, and that brokenness includes some dark times. Seek fulfillment over happiness. Darkness will come, but light is on the way…

Standard