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!
Imagine that there has been a lot of change and a lot of effort to get things lined up. Imagine that there has been a lot of roles aligned and division of labor defined. Imagine that it was starting to look like progress was being made. Still feels like there is too much to do… Continue reading In the midst of important work, ever had someone called aside for another purpose?
Ever done something and then be questioned by others why you would do that? How did you respond? What was your explanation? How was it received? What did you do? Was it so radical it required justification? Was it so crazy people couldn't understand why you would or could do such a thing? Was it… Continue reading So why did you do it?
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?
God's timing is perfect! God is good all the time! So if now is the time that God wants you to do something, what would it take to get your attention? Are you in a position where you would be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's still quiet voice? Are you in a position that would… Continue reading What would it take for you to realize that now is the time?
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?
Ever been asked why do you ...? Ever wondered why other do ...? What is it that you do? What is it that they do? What is the reason? What is the purpose? What is the cause? What has kept it going for so long? In my case, in 2004 Microsoft started a blogging service… Continue reading Why do I blog?
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…
Ever had to walk through change that was uncomfortable? Ever had to walk through change that was painful? Ever had to walk through change that you weren't aligned with? Ever had to walk through change that didn't make sense to you? Ever considered the purposes of change? Are they to learn? Are they to grow?… Continue reading The transformation…
Are you a half full or half empty type of person? If you make it to the halfway point, then what? Do you push harder to finish strong? Do you coast the rest of the way home? Do you keep trusting God and live the second half on prayers? Do you pray like it all… Continue reading Halfway there? Now What?
The garden moments are intense. The garden moments are painful. The garden moments help us hear from God and understand our larger purpose. So we get to choose if we will listen to God's direction or try to go it the easy route and fall into the devil's temptation. We get to choose if we… Continue reading Let’s walk out today with what God has given us!
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?