Ever heard the word “You take what the enemy meant for evil and you use it for good”? God is the God of second chances. God is the God of breakthrough. God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine. He can take what is looking daunting before you… Continue reading Turn it around…
Do you realize in a time of instant gratification, immediate response, and always on that there are still things that take time? Do you realize that when your focus is on the instant gratification that you can miss out on the longer term, more meaningful goals? Do you realize that there are things that take… Continue reading Some things just take time!
Are you chasing your desires? Do you know how long or short that will last? Is it a fad or temporary thing? Is it for good reasons or selfish reasons? What is your motivation? Why not pursue God's plans? Why not seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness? Why not make God's plans… Continue reading Are you chasing after your desires or God’s plans?
Do you know what is true? what is right? what is just? Do you know that it will produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? Is it being built based on faith? Is it being built on something that will stand the test of time? Is it based on the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do… Continue reading Are you planning for the plan?
If you have to suffer as part of someone's plan, are you ok with it? Does it matter whose plan it is? Does it matter if the plan is for the greater good? Are you willing to give up control? Are you willing to give over control? Are you willing to submit? What if it… Continue reading Are you ok with it if it is part of the plan?
Do you have plans? Are you planning? Are there dependencies? Are there risks? Are there benefits? Are there requirements? Are there stakeholders? Is the expected outcome clear? How does your plan align with God's Word? How does your plan depend on God? Can you do it all on your own? If so, are you planning… Continue reading Plans…Planning…
What if God told you to forgive someone? What if God told you to step up into a role you thought was bigger than you? What if God wanted you to spend more time with Him? What if God wanted you to know how much He loves you? What if God wanted you to spend… Continue reading How bad would things need to get before you turned back to God or started to obey God?
God is rarely early. God is never late. God's timing is perfect! You may have a plan or think that things should happen on your schedule but is that for your glory or the glory of God? Remember we setup a plan and God directs our footsteps. God knows the beginning from the end! God's… Continue reading It's not over till God says it is over!
Ever tried to come up with a plan and then so many distractions get in the way that you can't get there? Ever tried to come up with a plan and then found too many missing pieces to be able to ensure it is a solid or complete plan? Ever tried to come up with… Continue reading What's the plan man? or woman?
As I prepare for the Wednesday that is ahead I consider the past two days for things to learn from and look forward to the rest of the week in hopes that things work out. Halfway isn't realistically till lunch time. Interesting conversations have started the week. Interesting meetings have taken place. Many people feeling… Continue reading Halfway there? Hump day? What day is it for you? What do things look like from this point?
When your day is lacking meetings will you be able to get a bunch of the planning and strategic work done? When your day isn't filled with tactical and emergency requests will you be able to focus and make progress on the plans and the vision? When your day has open time on your calendar,… Continue reading How will today work for you?
You know the greater purpose! You know the big reason! You know the reality of the situation! You know the impact it makes on transforming lives! You know that you can do more! You know that with God all things are possible! Let's lead the charge! So let's rally the troops! Let's gather the team!… Continue reading It’s time to bring everyone along…
When you look at your schedule in the morning do you think that is your plan? Is your plan just what shows up on your schedule? Is a plan more than just what shows up on the schedule? Does a plan require that everything be put onto a schedule? Is there more to a plan… Continue reading Is a schedule a plan? Is a plan a schedule?
Should it be top down? Should it be bottom up? Should it be told? Should it be discussed? Should it be determined? Should it be decided? Do you have thoughts about it? Do you have an opinion of how it should be? Should you be part of the process? Should you be part of the… Continue reading Do you know how things should be setup?
The people who know you, know you and you need to continue to strengthen those relationships. There are a bunch of people you haven't met before because it has been 2 years since you last visited. So will you make time to spread joy and welcome to them in your busy day? Notice I didn't… Continue reading It has been a while… are you ready to reach out and meet new people?